Options For Pre-EM13c Target Software and Non-Supported OS in EM13c

Per Oracle documentation, you’re able to upgrade from EM12c to EM13c, including the OMR, (Oracle Management Repository) to DB12c and the OMS, (Oracle Management Service) to EM13c, but leave the agent software at a version of 12.1.0.3 or higher, leaving upgrades of the agents to be performed later on using the Gold Agent Image, removing […]

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EM13c Monitoring Non-Oracle Databases

This last week I presented at Great Lakes Oracle Conference, (GLOC16) and the discussion on monitoring of non-Oracle databases came up while we were on the topic of management packs, how to monitor usage and what ones were required to monitor non-Oracle databases.  I didn’t realize how confusing the topic could be until I received […]

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Changes to Configuration Management in EM13c

Change is difficult for technical folks.  Our world is always moving at blinding speed, so if you start changing things that we don’t think need to be changed, even if you improve upon them, we’re not always appreciative. Configuration Management, EM12c to EM13c As requests came in for me to write on the topic of […]

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Configuration Management Searches in EM13c

With the addition of the Configuration Management from OpsCenter to Enterprise Manager 13c, there are some additional features to ease the management of changes and drift in Enterprise Manager, but I’m going to take these posts in baby steps, as the feature can be a little daunting.  We want to make sure that you understand […]

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May 17, 2016

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Database Comparisons with AWR Warehouse- Part II, Comparison Period Report

There are two ways to compare one database to another in the AWR Warehouse.  I covered the ADDM Comparison Report here and now we’ll go through the second one, which is much more involved and has us empowering the AWR Warehouse taking two AWR Warehouse reports and comparing two databases to each other. The AWR […]

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EM13c- Applying System Patches with the OMS Patcher

The OMS Patcher is a newer patching mechanism for the OMS specifically, (I know, the name kind of gave it away…)  Although there are a number of similarities to Oracle’s infamous OPatch, I’ve been spending a lot of time on OTN’s support forums and via email, assisting folks as they apply the first system patch […]

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Blue Medora’s Brian Williams Blogs About Custom Monitoring Templates

Monitoring templates are an essential feature to a basic Enterprise Manager environment, ensuring consistent monitoring across groups and target types.  There’s an incredibly vast group of experts in the EM community and to demonstrate this, Brian Williams from Blue Medora, a valuable partner of Oracle’s in the Enterprise Manager space, is going to provide a […]

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Enterprise Manager Friday Tip- Management Packs and Annotations

Licensing can be a confusing topic for many, but additional stress can be felt for those that use tools that cover multiple products and features that can span more than one management pack. I’ve demonstrated how you can see what management packs are used and how to control this via EM13c, (also available in EM12c) but that […]

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Enterprise Manager Support Files 101- The EMOMS files

Someone pinged me earlier today and said, “Do I even really need to know about logs in Enterprise Manager?  I mean, it’s a GUI, (graphical user interface) so the logs should be unnecessary to the administrator.” You just explained why we receive so many emails from database experts stuck on issues with EM, thinking its “just […]

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April 27, 2016

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EM13c Proxy Setup, MOS and CSI Setup

The change in EM13c, is that it support multiple proxies, but you may still not know how to set up a proxy and then use it with your MOS credentials and then assign out your CSI’s to targets. Proxies To do this, click on Settings, Proxy Settings, My Oracle Support.  Click on Manual Proxy Setting and then […]

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April 25, 2016

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EM13c- BI Publisher Reports

How much do you know about the big push to BI Publisher reports from Information Publisher reporting in Enterprise Manager 13c?  Be honest now, Pete Sharman is watching…. 🙂 I promise, there won’t be a quiz at the end of this post, but its important for everyone to start recognizing the power behind the new reporting […]

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AWR Warehouse Fails on Upload- No New Snapshots

This issue can be seen in either EM12c or EM13c AWR Warehouse environments.  It occurs when there is a outage on the AWR Warehouse and/or the source database that is to upload to it. The first indication of the problem, is when databases appear to not have uploaded once the environments are back up and […]

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EM13c DBaaS, Part 2, Thin Clone Issues

I’ve been working on a test environment consisting of multiple containers in a really cool little setup.  The folks that built it create the grand tours for Oracle and were hoping I’d really kick the tires on it, as its a new setup and I’m known for doing major damage to resource consumption… 🙂  No […]

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March 8, 2016

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Enterprise Manager 13c, System Broadcast

I thought this was kind of a cool feature- the ability to send a message to appear to specific or all users in the Cloud Control Console.  I have to admit that I used to like a similar feature in Microsoft/MSSQL to send network broadcast messages to desktops that offered one more way to get information […]

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February 25, 2016

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Enterprise Manager 13c, “Webtier Could Not Be Started”

Let’s say you’re on call and you’re woke from a deep, delightful sleep from the pager, stating the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control isn’t available. You log into the host, check the status, it tells you that the Weblogic server is up and everything else is down.  The host logs show that the servers were restarted unexpectedly, so […]

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February 23, 2016

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Displaying CPU Graphs For Different Time Ranges in Enterprise Manager

This question was posted in Twitter from @matvarsh30, who asked, “How can I display CPU usage over different periods of time for databases in Enterprise Manager?” Everyone loves their trusty Top Activity, but the product’s functionality is limited when it comes to custom views and this is what our user had run into. There are […]

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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 […]

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