Recently I was asked the question “What is the real difference between EM Cloud Control [NOTE: I’ll refer to this as EM12c through the rest of this post] and EM Database Express in 12c?” It was (for me) a pretty easy question to answer, but I wanted to provide the questioner with a link to the place in the Enterprise Manager documentation where it covers that in detail. Somewhat to my surprise, I wasn’t (more...)
A question I get asked fairly often when I’m at conferences, either during the Q&A for my sessions or in general chit chat (a.k.a. networking) afterwards is “I want to play around with the features in Enterprise Manager 12c but don’t want to do that in our Production environment. How do I go about installing a copy of Enterprise Manager 12c somewhere else in the easiest way as a test environment?” The (more...)
If you’ve been using EM12c (or any of its precursors for that matter), you’d know that it can sometimes be problematic to troubleshoot an availability issue for targets. You can see they might be up (hopefully!), down, pending, unreachable or showing a metric collection error, but understanding what’s causing that particular status (and indeed why it can sometimes be wrong) can be difficult at times.
Thankfully there’s a couple of Information Publisher reports (more...)
Recently a good friend of mine posted his thoughts on data subsetting. As you would expect from Kyle, it’s a well-reasoned discussion (well, till he went down the path of using Delphix ) but I wanted to add a few extra comments. It’ll probably take longer than a quick comment on his post, so let me add my 2 banana skins worth here then link to this discussion back on his post.
So Why Subset?
It’s time for another phenomenal Collaborate conference next week, made even more fabulous by the fact that I’ll be there for the first time! For some reason, Collaborate is one of the few big user group conferences I haven’t made it to before, so when my boss asked me to go and present at it I leapt at the chance.
Originally, I had one presentation timeslot, but then Alex Gorbachev of Pythian / Oak Table (more...)
For some time now, I’ve been creating blog posts that walk you through using some of the Enterprise Manager technology to perform specific tasks. For example, there’s one here on setting up Chargeback in EM 188.8.131.52. I’ve never been really satisfied with the way these blog posts turn out, as to document a step by step process like this takes lots of screenshots and you end up with a post that’s a (more...)
This post has nothing to do with Oracle or Enterprise Manager at all, so if that’s all you’re interested in you can stop reading now.
Yesterday I ran into the situation where PowerPoint would only open minimized on the task bar and nothing I could do would get it to budge from there. The only way I could get PowerPoint to start and be displayed on any monitor was to start it in safe mode. (more...)
Last week, I was letting you know about an opportunity to hear all about the Snap Clone functionality with EMC storage. This week, there’s a similar presentation on Wednesday, March 4 at 8AM PT (San Francisco), 11AM ET (New York), 4PM GMT (London) and 5PM CET (Paris), only this time we’re discussing Snap Clone with NetApp storage instead.
To register, go to this link.
A little while back I posted a blog on the official Oracle Enterprise Manager blog on using Enterprise Manager 12c Snap Clone with EMC storage. Last week, I also presented on exactly the same topic at the RMOUG Training Days in Denver, Colorado, and there was quite a bit of interest in the subject.
Given that level of interest, I thought I’d let you know about another opportunity to hear all about it even if (more...)
Yet again, it was a fantastic time at the RMOUG Training Days 2015 conference, as it has been every other year I have attended it. That is in no small measure due to the incredible work of the organizing committee, and in particular the Training Days Director, my colleague Kellyn Pot’Vin Gorman of dbakevlar.com fame. For me personally, the travel to get to Denver Colorado was somewhat more daunting than in previous years (see (more...)