Enable new dashboards in Grafana with 3.0 plugin for Oracle Enterprise Manager

Share Insight In New Ways Using Grafana and EM

Team members in DevOps, Development, and Application owners roles are often interested in the rich data collected by EM, but don’t have access to EM directly or are not interested in using EM’s full functionality. Using the EM App for Grafana, EM customers can display data from their managed targets into another tool already in use, like Grafana. Enabling this capability also helps organizations reduce collection overhead and finger-pointing. The app is available to EM customers at no additional cost. Check that you have the applicable EM Management Packs licensed that provide the data before using.

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Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 6 (13.5.0.6) Is Now Available

The  sixth Release Update for Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5!  Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 6 (13.5.0.6), RU6 for short, is now available for download from My Oracle Support > Patches & Updates.

Release Updates Details

If you are new to the Oracle Enterprise Manager (EM) solution you may find this information useful:  Release Updates (RUs) enable us to roll out new features and bug fixes quickly so you don’t have to wait for a new major release. Release Updates are versioned using a trailing digit indicating the RU version and are cumulative, which means that the most recent RU includes functionality from all previous Release Updates.  Our general recommendation is to apply the most current Release Update as soon as possible.

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OCI Stack Monitoring

Stack Monitoring application discovery and topology

You can’t monitor what you can’t see and using different tools that just monitor a piece of an application delays issue resolution. In one click, Stack Monitoring performs discovery of Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) and its components such as: Concurrent Processing, Forms System, Workflow Group as well as the underlying WebLogic Clusters and WebLogic Servers that they run on. You can also discover the Oracle Database which serves as the database tier for the EBS application. The topology of the EBS application is automatically constructed, enabling the correlation of the EBS application with the specific WebLogic Server(s) and Oracle Database it depends on. This provides the foundation to better monitor and correlate issues across the stack for an EBS application and eliminate legacy tools that monitor a piece of the application.

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Register Now! Enterprise Manager Technical Forum 2022, April 19-21

Engage with Oracle experts and leadership at the Enterprise Manager Technical Forum 2022, live April 19-21!  In this webinar series you will hear about many new features along with tips and best practices for the top use cases for those using Enterprise Manager to manage your IT infrastructure. Detailed descriptions of each session can be found at the registration page so sign up today. 

Wim Coekaerts
Senior Vice President, Operating Systems
and Virtualization Engineering
Mughees Minhas
Product Management Vice President,
Enterprise and Cloud Manageability

Join featured speakers Wim Coekaerts, SVP of Engineering, Mughees Minhas, VP of Product Management, and key product experts to learn about the latest innovations in Enterprise Manager and get your most pressing questions answered.

Immerse yourself in three days of interactive, technical 30 minute sessions covering topics such as performance management, security hardening, hybrid cloud management, best practices, and more.

April 19th Conference Keynote, Customer Spotlight and six Technology Spotlight sessions

April 20th  General Session Database Lifecycle and Security and seven Technology Spotlight sessions

April 21st General Session Database Performance and six Technology Spotlight sessions

Check out the detailed agenda and register today.

Oracle Zero Downtime Migration 21.3

Zero Downtime Migration (ZDM) 21.3 is available for download! ZDM is Oracle’s premier solution for moving Oracle Database workloads to Oracle Cloud, supporting various Oracle Database versions as the source and most Oracle Cloud Database Services as targets. Zero Downtime Migration 21.3 enhances the existing functionality by adding online cross-platform migration, Standby Databases as a source, Data Guard Broker Integration, and many more features!

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Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 5 (13.5.0.5) Is Now Available!

Release Updates Details

If you are new to the Oracle Enterprise Manager (EM) solution you may find this information useful:  Release Updates (RUs) enable us to roll out new features and bug fixes quickly so you don’t have to wait for a new major release. Release Updates are versioned using a trailing digit indicating the RU version and are cumulative, which means that the most recent RU includes functionality from all previous Release Updates.  Our general recommendation is to apply the most current Release Update as soon as possible.

Key Updates in RU5

This update of EM 13.5 introduces yet another set of new features designed to enhance the value and the overall customer experience with Oracle Enterprise Manager.  Here is a list of these new features:

Rapid Platform Update

The new Oracle Management Service (OMS) patching method, the Rapid Platform Update, allows EM Administrators the flexibility to patch the OMS in phases and choose a downtime window that is most appropriate for the business.  In addition, using this patching method, the downtime window is significantly reduced.

The Rapid Platform Update method first creates a clone of the existing EM middleware home and patching updates are applied to this clone. Similarly, the repository database updates are applied to a new database edition created using the Edition-Based Redefinition (EBR) database capability.  The new database edition ensures the continuous availability of EM during the initial updates. When the system is ready for a short downtime, during a scheduled maintenance window, the primary OMS is brought down, the OMS home changes are applied, and the repository is switched to the new, updated, database edition. 

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Alert and analyze Oracle GoldenGate logs to locate issues faster with OCI Logging, Notifications and Logging Analytics

We’ll show how you can source Oracle GoldenGate (OGG) server logs with OCI Logging to proactively notify through OCI Notification when an error is detected in the logs. Then use Service Connector Hub to route the logs into Logging Analytics for detailed analysi and root-cause identification.

You can use the OGG error log to view:

  • See a history of GGSCI commands used
  • View the Oracle GoldenGate processes that started and stopped
  • Understand what processing was performed
  • Check if any errors occurred or if there were any informational and warning messages

Since the OGG error log details events as they occurred in sequence, it is a good method to use for detecting the cause of an error. For example, you might discover that:

  • Someone stopped a process
  • A process failed to make a TCP/IP or database connection
  • A process could not open a file

The are several ways the error log can be natively viewed:

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Monitor WebLogic on Kubernetes using Oracle Enterprise Manager

Can Enterprise Manager Cloud Control monitor Oracle WebLogic Server that is set up in the Kubernetes cluster in the Oracle Cloud?

The quick answer to the question is – Yes, Enterprise Manager (EMCC/EM) can monitor WebLogic Server in Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) managed by the WebLogic Kubernetes Operator, for most of the out-of-the-box metrics that come with the Oracle WebLogic management pack enterprise edition license. With the increasing awareness of containerized architecture, this has been a question asked by many WebLogic customers in the past few years, as their interest toward adopting Dockers and Kubernetes continues to grow.

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Use Oracle Enterprise Manager data with OCI to unlock new insights

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5 customers gain greater operations, capacity planning, and forecasting insight by enabling rich Enterprise Manager target-level data and sharing it with Oracle Cloud Observability & Management platform services. Enterprise Manager transfers data from managed targets and Oracle Management Repository (OMR) to OCI Object Storage, where it is accessible by Oracle Cloud O&M services like Operations Insights, Logging Analytics, etc. In this three part blog series, we will be covering how to get Enterprise Manager data into OCI Object Storage (This post) and how to leverage that data in OCI Operations Insights (Part 2) and how to leverage that data in OCI Logging Analytics (Part3)..

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