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Oracle® 11g For Dummies® by Michael Wessler, Chris Ruel, Chris Zeis

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Chapter 13. Monitoring and Managing with Enterprise Manager

In This Chapter

  • Working with Enterprise Manager Database Control

  • Managing users

  • Metering and Policy

  • Setting up notifications

Whether you began by reading this chapter or started with Chapter 1, you probably know lots of ways to manage your Oracle database. This book offers a few ideas. You may have been approached by various software companies with their own solutions. The most popular database management approaches follow:

  • Pure command line with SQL and OS commands

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager (Database Control/Grid Control)

  • Third-party software vendor tools

  • Any combination of these

What works best for you? Whatever you're most comfortable with. Some methods are better than others for specific tasks. Most people end up with some sort of hybrid approach.

This chapter focuses on the Oracle Enterprise Manager method. This chapter gives an overview of the tool's unique features, as well as some navigation through many of its management pages.

Tasting Oracle Enterprise Manager Flavors

Oracle Enterprise Manager first became available way back in Oracle 7. It has gone through numerous changes since then. Without boring you with too much history, basically it started off as a desktop client and evolved into the web-based application it is today.

Note

Oracle supports several current flavors of Enterprise Manager. It's important to know the differences between these tools. From now on, we refer to Oracle Enterprise Manager as OEM.

OEM Java Console ...

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