Management Packs, Restricted Use Licenses and the Enterprise Manager

There was a question posted on Oracle-l forum today that should have a blog post for easy lookup for folks.  Regarding your Enterprise Manager repository database, (aka OMR.)   This database has a restricted use license, which means you can use it for the Enterprise Manager repository, but you can’t add partitioning to it or RAC or dataguard features without licensing those features.  You also can’t use the diagnostic and tuning pack features available in Enterprise Manager on the repository database without licensing it outside of the EMDiagnostics tool.  You can view information about the license that is part of the OMR here.

No one wants to be open to an audit or have a surprise when inspecting what management packs they’re using.

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To view what management packs you’re using for any given EMCC page, you can use the console and access it from the Setup menu from EM12c or EM13c:

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With that said, Hans Forbrich made a very valuable addition to the thread and added how to disable EM management control access in your OMR database-

Run the following to disable it via SQL*Plus as SYSDBA:

ALTER SYSTEM SET CONTROL_MANAGEMENT_PACK_ACCESS='NONE' scope=BOTH;

Other packs are disabled using the EM Cloud Control with the appropriate privileges in the console using the SETUP menu in 12.1.0.4 with a patch or higher:

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The view can be changed from licensed databases to all databases and then you can go through and adjust management packs as licensed and then apply.

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Don’t make yourself open to an audit when Enterprise Manager can make it really easy to manage the management packs you are accessing.

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February 17th, 2016 by

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