This blog post was prompted by a comment on my website by Chris Peterson, where he asked why the 11g STIG checklist doesn’t work against Oracle Database 12c. This required a more comprehensive answer than I could give in a simple comment, so that’s what this blog post is all about. Let’s start off with a bit of an introduction for those of you that are asking, “What the heck is a STIG anyway?”
After what seems like eons since we first started on it, I’m excited to announce a new book I co-authored is finally out. The book is called “Building Database Clouds in Oracle 12c” and is available on Amazon. Of course, it really isn’t that long ago that we started writing the book, but there’s been a lot happening between then and now!
The book was co-authored with Tariq Farooq and Sridhar Avantsa. Tariq asked me (more...)
Per Oracle documentation, you’re able to upgrade from EM12c to EM13c, including the OMR, (Oracle Management Repository) to DB12c and the OMS, (Oracle Management Service) to EM13c, but leave the agent software at a version of 126.96.36.199 or higher, leaving upgrades of the agents to be performed later on using the Gold Agent Image, removing a lot of work for the administrator.
This is a (more...)
*Customer names obfuscated to protect the innocent (and the guilty!)
This post covers a particular customer’s recovery scenario. They had reverted their config.xml to a previous version due to a failed attempt to integrate LDAP into WLS myrealm, and ever since, they have been unable to start BI Publisher via the emctl command. Although they can start it from the WLS Admin Console, the ’emctl status oms -details’ shows BI Publisher Server is (more...)
This posting is to try to clarify what is supported when using Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c (EM13c) and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The question came from some of our sales consultants who were finding confusing information about what is actually supported when using EM13c and AWS, so I have asked our Support folks to write a support note to provide the definitive answer on this. While that is being written, I thought I would (more...)
Enterprise Manager does a LOT. Sometimes it may do too much. Customers on forums, on support or via email and social media may come to us asking how to address something they view as not working right and the truth is, we could simply answer their question, but they aren’t using the right tool to accomplish what they’re attempting.
The Export Feature in Enterprise Manager
A customer was (more...)
This last week I presented at Great Lakes Oracle Conference, (GLOC16) and the discussion on monitoring of non-Oracle databases came up while we were on the topic of management packs, how to monitor usage and what ones were required to monitor non-Oracle databases. I didn’t realize how confusing the topic could be until I received an email while in on layover in Chicago and relaying what (more...)
Yesterday I wrote a post on the ORAchk / EXAchk plug-in in Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c, and I promised I would write another post that would cover some of the more frequently asked questions we’ve been receiving on the plug-in. That’s what this post in, so the rest of the post will be in a Q&A sort of format.
Question: What are the benefits of EXAchk integration with the Enterprise Manager compliance framework i. (more...)
In Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c release 188.8.131.52, we released the Oracle Engineered System Healthchecks plug-in which processed the XML output from the EXAchk tool, included as part of Oracle Enterprise Manager system monitoring. The EXAchk tool provides functionality for system administrators to automate the assessment of Engineered Systems for known configuration problems and best practices.
Over the years since that first release, we increased the scope and functionality of the tool, (more...)
Change is difficult for technical folks. Our world is always moving at blinding speed, so if you start changing things that we don’t think need to be changed, even if you improve upon them, we’re not always appreciative.
Configuration Management, EM12c to EM13c
As requests came in for me to write on the topic of Configuration Management, I found the EM13c documentation very lacking, having to push (more...)
With the addition of the Configuration Management from OpsCenter to Enterprise Manager 13c, there are some additional features to ease the management of changes and drift in Enterprise Manager, but I’m going to take these posts in baby steps, as the feature can be a little daunting. We want to make sure that you understand this well, so we’ll start with the configuration searches and search history first.
There are two ways to compare one database to another in the AWR Warehouse. I covered the ADDM Comparison Report here and now we’ll go through the second one, which is much more involved and has us empowering the AWR Warehouse taking two AWR Warehouse reports and comparing two databases to each other.
The Oracle Database Cloud Service allows for backup of an Oracle Database to the Oracle Cloud using Rman. Enterprise Manager 13c provides a very easy way to configure Oracle Database Backup Cloud Service. This post will walk you thru setup of the Oracle Database Backup Cloud service as well as running backups from EM.
There is a new menu Item to configure the Database Backup Cloud Service (DBCS) in the Backup & Recovery Drop down.
One thing I like seeing is how people use Enterprise Manager. It’s one of the most enjoyable parts of speaking at conferences (apart from the social networking, of course), because quite often the users of Enterprise Manager find ways of using the product that we in Product Management might never have thought of. Sometimes that can lead to useful product enhancements, and other times it leads to much head shaking in disbelief (but since I (more...)
As some of you would already know, for my sins I am the product manager with responsibility for BI Publisher in Enterprise Manager [I must have a lot of sins because I’m also responsible for Change Management, Compliance Management, Configuration Management (these three form the Database Lifecycle Management pack), jobs, the target discovery framework, and at least part of DBaaS along with data cloning and refresh )]. While I was investigating another issue from a (more...)
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