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EM13c Upgrade Tips- Part II

There is a flurry of excitement about Enterprise Manager 13c and I’m blown away by how many customers are looking not just to install and test out the new release, but have plans already underway to upgrade to it.  At Oracle, we’re covering a lot of information that will help make that upgrade easier and […]

 

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Importance of Network to the Cloud

I’ve been discussing for years about the importance of network to database performance, especially once I started working on VLDBs, (Very Large Databases) but its a topic that often is disregarded.  Now that I’m working more and more in the cloud, it’s become more evident the importance of the network to our survival. For each […]

 

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Enterprise Manager Processes, EM12c vs. EM13c

To assist users as they plan out their upgrades and new Enterprise Manager environments, I wanted to go over a few subtle, but important changes from EM12c, 12.1.0.5 to the newest release, the much anticipated EM13c, 13.1.0.0. EM Processes One of the things you’ll notice when starting an EM12c from the command line is WHAT […]

 

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Raspberry Pi Version 2 Wifi Inconsistent Connectivity

I’d had some difficulty with WiFi consistently staying connected on each of my Raspberry Pi units.  I’d had a little time to look into it, but no research had offered an answer and the only fixes I’d come up with was a shell script I wrote to force a restart of the NIC, which helped some, […]

 

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Adding Targets in Enterprise Manager 13c

The only thing that is constant is change. There were some major changes to Enterprise Manager with 13c and many of them may seem small to someone who knows the product well, but then again, it may trip you up as you’re accustomed to features working as you knew them in EM12c.  One of these […]

 

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Installing a New Enterprise Manager 13c Environment

As I patiently wait for approvals to post my Oracle Management Cloud blog posts, I thought I would just post on Enterprise Manager 13c and answer questions that have been posed to me via email and comments. Is there anything new I need to watch for as I install EM13c? Your management repository database should […]

 

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A Tip for Upgrading to Enterprise Manager 13c

I’m thrilled to see the outpouring of support for EM13c already out with it just being announced on Friday!  As technologists all over the world jump in and start installing the newest and greatest version of Enterprise Manager, there is a second group already working on the task of upgrading their existing EM12c environments, (seen […]

 

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Santa Came Early! Enterprise Manager 13c is OUT!

If you haven’t been watching the latest Oracle news, Enterprise Manager 13c is out!  You can get all the latest information on newest features that were included in this release here and download it from OTN here!          Merry Christmas everyone!!

 

Top 5 SQL Monitor Features

SQL Monitor is one cool tool.  Via EM12c, it empowers everyone, (yes, that means the developer, too, so give them the access to view this data via Cloud Control, please!)  This is a top five list, but it doesn’t stop there, just remember, this is my favorite features when using Cloud Control with SQL Monitoring. […]

 

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Why ALL Tools in at Your Disposal ARE IMPORTANT

After my AWR Warehouse session at DOAG in Nuremberg, Germany last week, an attendee asked me if he really needed to use trace files anymore with the value provided by AWR, (Automatic Workload Repository) and ASH, (Active Session History.)  I responded that trace files were incredibly valuable and should never be discounted. To use an […]

 

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Application Performance Monitoring- First View

Working with test data is always fun and teaches those of us inside Oracle how best to use the new products that will be offered to benefit customers.  To me, it’s pretty straight forward and I didn’t first understand why it was necessary, but as I sit in on calls as we do performance testing of these great, […]

 

Barnes and Noble Maker’s Faire- Raspberry Pi Power, Activate!

This Saturday I’ll be part of a nationwide event being put on by the Raspberry Pi Organization and Barnes and Noble book stores.  Makers Faire’s have been gaining international attention as the place to see really cool tech and inventions “in the wild” by everyday people making a difference. Barnes and Noble Maker’s Faire Event […]

 

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Oracle Open World 2015, Survival of the Fittest!

So I’m about to depart for one day in San Antonio, Tx. to present at the International Performance and Capacity Conference, but I wanted to try to get another blog post out, this time regarding my survival at the 2015 Oracle Open World. I’m not sure if it just that the schedule was a month later […]

 

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IT Analytics- Global Database Performance

This is one of about 40 blog posts I’ve been eagerly awaiting for permission to post on the Oracle Management Cloud, (OMC)!  There are three main products that will be offered initially through the Oracle Management Cloud– Application Performance Monitoring, (APM) Log Analytics IT Analytics This post will focus on one area of the third […]

 

Be the Change You Want to See

There is an incredible power with the simple act of doing.  People have a tendency to complain about the world, but there are only a few that refuse to simply accept it as it is and reach out to change it. The Gift, The Anarchy This video with the Red Pill Analytics guys, Stewart and […]

 

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New Python Pass the Pigs Game

So in honor of coaching a Python introduction class with Devoxx4Kids this weekend, I thought I would update my pass the pigs game and add in the scoring and just rewrite it a little. If you aren’t familiar with this fun little game, here’s the gist-  It consists of two pigs that you roll like […]

 

Oracle Open World and Oak Table World Schedule!

So I’ll be heading out for Oracle Open World 2015 in just over another week.  This is the first year in a while that I won’t be speaking, (my own fault, as dummy here hasn’t figured out how to submit sessions internally yet, duh!)   but I’m still going to support the demo grounds, meet […]

 

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Indianapolis, ECO, IOUG and Oracle Education Foundation, Ohm My!

I’ve been a bit busy traveling and speaking, but I wanted to discuss the great events I’ve been lucky enough to be part of the last couple weeks. Indianapolis Oracle User Group I spoke at the INOUG back on September 17th.  The user group in Indiana is incredibly welcoming and I had a great time […]

 

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