Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 4 Update 4 (13.4.0.4) is Now Available!

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 4 Update 4 (13.4.0.4), RU4 in short, is now available for download!  You can download the Release Updates from My Oracle Support: Patches & Updates.

Release Updates Details

Release Updates (RUs) are a way for us to roll out new EM features and bug fixes more quickly, without waiting for a major release vehicle. Release Update patches are versioned with a trailing digit indicating the RU version (here, 13.4.0.4). Note that RUs are cumulative, which means that the most recent RU includes functionality from all previous release updates.  It is our general recommendation that you apply the most current Release Updates as soon as possible.

For the complete article see the OEM blog post by Daniella Hansell

Turbocharge Your Database Provisioning: Use Enterprise Manager Lifecycle Management to Increase Efficiency, Consolidation and Standardization

Provisioning is arguably the first step in the lifecycle of database management.  And in many regards, it is perhaps the most important step.  Provisioning databases in a consistent and standardized way, sets the stage for creating standardized database deployments; standardization is essential for getting the most bang for the buck when implementing database automation at scale.  Consistent deployments of databases, will make tasks such as backup, recovery, patching, and upgrades easier to manage and automate at scale.

Read this article by Martin Pena – SENIOR DIRECTOR PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

 

Enterprise Manager CIS Benchmark Certification Secures Oracle Database Configuration

Securing your data through preventative measures has never been more important than it is today.  With the high rate of change in DevOps-oriented development teams and the proliferation of data across on-premise and cloud environments, it has become challenging for organisations to rely on traditional manual efforts and best practices to maintain configuration control.  Any undetected insecure configuration change increases the risk of security exposure. With the massive amount of sensitive data in your data-center and databases hosted in cloud IaaS environments, it only takes a single mistake for the “bad guys” to be able to exploit a misconfiguration and exfiltrate your data.

Read the complete article by Harisch Niddagatta 

 

Introducing the brand new Grafana Plug-In for Oracle Enterprise Manager

The Grafana Plug-In for Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.4 Release Update 3 is now available.  The Grafana Plug-In (which is also referred to as the “Oracle Enterprise Manager App” in the Grafana environment) is available for download via Oracle Enterprise Manager’s (EM) Download Page.

Read more on this on the Oracle blog for OEM in the article by Murtaza Husain (Director, product management – management cloud)