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Expert Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

Book Description

Enterprise Manager 12c (EM12c), Oracle's newest and fully-integrated enterprise management product, now provides a complete cloud lifecycle management solution and enterprise environment management interface. Expert Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c opens up the secrets of this incredible management tool, saving you time while enhancing your visibility as someone management can rely upon to deliver reliable database service in today's increasingly chaotic and change-driven IT environment.

Expert Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c covers all the topics you demand and need to function effectively, from basic monitoring and configuration to advanced metric extensions and plugins. Real-life scenarios and demonstrations place you in the comfort zone of using the EM12c console, and the experienced author team provides deep understanding of the inner workings of this new Enterprise Manager.

Database administrators and system administrators are expected to offer increasing levels of service for 24X7 systems and newer cloud environments. Em12c offers robust, end-to-end intelligent management of the complete environment. It includes direct, real-time integration with Oracle's online knowledgebase. Expert Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c helps you master this important tool and manage any challenge that comes your way.

  • Provides example solutions to everyday problems through EM12c features.

  • Explains the changes in EM12c, included trusted extensions.

  • Focuses on advanced aspects of the EM12c interface.

What you'll learn

  • Installation and agent employment

  • Patching and provisioning

  • Advanced techniques for managing and monitoring

  • Use of EM12c in cloud environments, with RAC, and for Exadata

  • Creation of EM12c plugins and metric extensions

  • High-availability and disaster-recovery options with EM12c

  • Incident Manager and EM12c job management

Who this book is for

Expert Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c is for database administrators who are ready to upgrade, or who have already upgraded to Enterprise Manager 12c. The book also appeals to system administrators who may have responsibility for helping support Oracle Database environments - including RAC and Exadata - at the enterprise level.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Contents at a Glance
  3. Contents
  4. About the Authors
  5. About the Technical Reviewer
  6. CHAPTER 1: Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Architecture
    1. Architecture Overview
    2. A High-Availability EM12c Configuration
    3. The Software Library
    4. Management Tools
    5. Command-Line Tools
    6. Repository Users
    7. Repository Views
    8. Communication Flow
    9. Authentication in EM12c
    10. Summary
  7. CHAPTER 2: Installation and Agent Deployment
    1. Meeting Hardware Requirements
    2. Installing Management Repository
    3. Installing Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c
    4. Deploying Management Agents
    5. Summary
  8. CHAPTER 3: Management of the OMS and Repository
    1. Oracle Management Agent
    2. Oracle Management Service
    3. Oracle Management Repository
    4. Troubleshooting
    5. Summary
  9. CHAPTER 4: Interacting with the EM12c Console
    1. A Brief History of EM
    2. Cloud Control Menu Bar
    3. Navigation Menu Bar
    4. Target Management Menu Bar
    5. Summary
  10. CHAPTER 5: Cloud Lifecycle Management
    1. What Is Cloud Computing?
    2. Complete Cloud Lifecycle Management
    3. Consolidation Planner
    4. Summary
  11. CHAPTER 6: Software Library, Patching, and Provisioning
    1. Software Library
    2. Patching
    3. Provisioning
    4. Summary
  12. CHAPTER 7: Managing and Monitoring Best Practices
    1. Metric Thresholds
    2. Monitoring Templates
    3. Administration Groups
    4. Template Collections
    5. Synchronization Schedule
    6. Incident Management Recommendations
    7. Summary
  13. CHAPTER 8: Managing Engineered Systems
    1. Types of Engineered Systems
    2. Planning and Setup Phase
    3. Testing Phase
    4. Management Phase
    5. I/O Resource Manager
    6. Maintenance Phase
    7. Summary
  14. CHAPTER 9: Performance Pages and ASH Analytics
    1. Licensing Requirements
    2. Host Performance
    3. Performance Home
    4. Top Activity
    5. ASH Analytics
    6. SQL Monitoring
    7. SQL Performance
    8. Emergency Monitoring
    9. Real-Time ADDM
    10. Summary
  15. CHAPTER 10: Metric Extensions and Management Plug-ins
    1. Metric Extensions
    2. Management Plug-ins
    3. Summary
  16. CHAPTER 11: Enterprise Manager Jobs
    1. Why Use EM12c Jobs
    2. Enterprise Manager Job Architecture
    3. EM Job System Components
    4. EM Job Schema
    5. Job Creation
    6. Types of Jobs
    7. Effective Monitoring and Job Status
    8. Permissions
    9. EM Jobs Service Charts and Metrics
    10. Migrating Scripts to the EM Job System
    11. Managing EM12c Jobs
    12. Managing the Manager
    13. Troubleshooting the EM12c Job System
    14. Blackouts and EM12c Job Impact
    15. Controlling Multiple Management Agents Through EM Jobs
    16. Summary
  17. CHAPTER 12: Incident Management
    1. Incident Manager Terminology
    2. Incident Manager User Interface
    3. Prioritization of Rules and Notifications
    4. Backward Compatibility
    5. Incident Manager Guidelines
    6. Summary
  18. CHAPTER 13: High Availability, Backup, and Recovery
    1. High Availability
    2. Backup
    3. Recovery
    4. Summary
  19. Index