Subscribe to the Oracle Enterprise Manager email newsletter

IOUG E-Brief: Oracle Enterprise Manager
May 15, 2013

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


Enterprise Manager 12c Release 2 plugin Update 1 was released in February, 2013, providing several new cloud management features such as Schema as a Service and Snap Clone. While the relevance of Schema as a Service is in the context of new database services, Snap Clone is useful in performing functional testing on pre-existing data, explains Sudip Datta, vice president of product management for Oracle Systems Management products, in a recent blog.

A new book from Oracle focuses on cloud computing - one of the hottest topics in IT today - and how Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c can play a strategic role in helping IT staffs deliver this service delivery model to their constituents. Cloud adoption is expanding and by now it is a critical part of most enterprises' IT agendas. However, the advantages of cloud computing, including the ability to gain organizational agility, foster innovation, and lower TCO, depend on organizations' ability to make the right choices from the start.

No administrator wants to be in a situation where a problem occurred an hour ago and they no longer have any information on it because they only have real-time data. In addition, administrators also want to be able to answer the question that typically comes up when everything was running fine one day and fails to perform on the next: "What has changed?" For these reasons, administrators need historical information to refer to at all tiers of the application. This includes the host as well as visibility across the stack of both monitoring and configuration data to answer, writes Glen Hawkins, senior director of product management, Middleware and Application Management at Oracle, in a blog titled, "Demystifying WebLogic and Fusion Middleware Management."

Quest IOUG Database & Technology Community News

The IOUG's annual Enterprise Best Practices / Enterprise Manager Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting was a resounding success. And, virtual participation was welcomed, via tweets displayed on a large projection screen. Customers had the opportunity to ask Oracle for future enhancements, highlight what was working well and where challenge areas were.

Join the IOUG to learn how CernerWorks, the remote hosting division of Cerner, a global health IT company, upgraded their Oracle Enterprise Manager system from 11g to 12c.

New White Paper Looks at Upgrading from Oracle EM 10g to Cloud Control 12c

Ever have a few alerts on your database home page that you could really care less about? Are there ones that would be of some value if they just had a different threshold? Adjusting the metrics and thresholds that come with the database is a pretty simple process that can add a lot of value or just eliminate some annoyances.