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IOUG E-Brief: Oracle Enterprise Manager
March 18, 2013

An information resource prepared by Database Trends and Applications Magazine and published in cooperation with the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG)


The new Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Release 2 Plug-in Update 1 release adds key enhancements and support that makes it easier to deploy and manage private clouds. In this release, Oracle provides new management features that optimize cloud resources for Database as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, and introduces new capabilities for Testing as a Service.

Recently, we at Oracle asked a group of testers what percentage of their testing time was spent on peripheral activities such as procuring hardware, deploying the application under test, deploying a test tool, finding/detecting/login issues/bugs, and/or patching an application. Two-thirds of those testers indicated they spent 40% to 70% of their time on these peripheral activities. When asked what the right solution could be to solve that enormous time consumption, the majority selected testing cloud solutions that combine capabilities for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS).

When I envision a perfect data center, it would consist of technologies acquired from a single vendor across the entire server, middleware, application, network, and storage stack - apps to disk - that meet your organization's every IT requirement with absolute best-of-breed solutions in every category. To quote a familiar motto, your data center would consist of "Hardware and Software, Engineered to Work Together."

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Sometimes discovery of new host simply doesn't work. The agent may be installed and registered with the local inventory and the repository has references to the host and agent, but the agent obviously just needs to be reinstalled from scratch.


Are you a DBA in charge of multiple production and development/test databases with different monitoring requirements? Is graphical reporting of database and server metrics for historical analysis and trending a regular part of your job? If so, come to this webcast to find out how Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c can help you with your business needs.