One of the questions we see being asked reasonably frequently is how to allow read only access to someone who wants to view database performance issues, using tools such as Real Time ADDM, ASH Analytics and so on. This is generally asked for someone like an application developer, who can use this information to identify performance issues in Production and then fix the root cause in their Development environments.
Well, that’s a reasonable question to (more...)
While I always enjoy getting in front of customers to present on some new and really cool functionality in Enterprise Manager Cloud Control, it’s even better to be in the audience listening to actual customers doing just that! There are a couple of those presentations coming up on Thursday this week at OOW. Unfortunately I can’t be there to listen in, but if you’re interested in learning how to provide scalable and flexible patching solutions, (more...)
Is that enough version numbers for you?
The issue this post will address (very briefly because it’s the week before OOW2016 and life is crazy!) is this. If you are running a 13.1 version of the OMS, and you try to push a 18.104.22.168 agent to a Linux box that’s running some version of 5.x (such as RHEL5 or OL5), you will get an error message saying you are (more...)
In part 1 the basics were explained. In this part II other topics will be treated like virtualizing, engineered systems, SE2, Unlimited License Agreements, Cloud and other stuff. Whenever I can I will link to other posts. Comments or additions are welcome.
The information in this post is not intended to be used as legal statements or sources for negotiations with Oracle. I will be referring to some other documents and blogposts which can and (more...)
Yes, it’s that crazy time of the year again, when the city of San Francisco turns red – it’s Oracle Open World (OOW) 2016! If you’re planning on going this year, I hope you have your hotel room booked, because they disappear very, VERY quickly!
Every year just before OOW, the product teams produce what we call Focus On documents, that show you all the sessions (both customer and Oracle presented) around a particular area. (more...)
A customer recently asked me about whether they can convert numerous cron jobs to EM’s Job System. It reminded me that a former manager of mine had posted an article on just how to do this conversion. That manager has since left Oracle, and since his posting was on his own website, I wanted to make sure the intellectual capital wasn’t lost to us if he decided to remove it. The article was written in (more...)
As you may know, one of the many areas of responsibility I have as a product manager in the Enterprise Manager product management team is BI Publisher. BI Publisher is the tool of choice for reporting in Enterprise Manager. If it’s not a tool you’re familiar with, then you are missing out on a lot of the power of the Enterprise Manager repository to provide you the information you need to extend Enterprise Manager (more...)
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...)
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.
Since 12c when debugging or looking at flow instances in the Enterprise Manager, we have to use the search button to make the flow instances appear. By default the following text is being displayed: 'Conduct a search to display the list of message flows across SOA composites in the SOA Infrastructure'.
When you open the search bar on the right pane and click search, the instances of the last 24 hours are being displayed:
I was recently asked to help a customer set up File Monitoring in Enterprise Manager and I thought since I haven’t blogged in a while, this could be a good way to start back up again..
Enterprise manager 12c provides a very nice Compliance and File Monitoring Framwork. There are many Built in Frameworks include for PCI DSS and STIG but this How-to will only focus on a custom file monitoring framework.