Smarter, Painless and Predictable Upgrades with Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5

Why upgrade to Enterprise Manager 13.5?  

The Enterprise Manager 13.5 release provides many new features in the areas of Hybrid Cloud Management, Ops Automation and Extensibility. Along with these main pillars, Enterprise Manager 13.5 is shipped with WebLogic 12.2.1.4 stack, JDK 8 update 261. The repository database version certified with Enterprise Manager 13.5 is 19c in line with Oracle’s Oracle Database support policy.

Oracle has rebranded BI Publisher as Oracle Analytics Server so BI Publisher is no longer installed or configured beginning with Enterprise Manager 13.5. Starting with 13.5, a standalone rebranded, Oracle Analytics Server (OAS) will support out-of-the-box and custom reports from legacy BI Publisher. It makes Enterprise Manager lightweight and enables you to use all the rich features of OAS with the Restricted Use License for Enterprise Manager Repository views. We provide guided support to configure your Enterprise Manager installation with OAS and migrate your custom reports from BI Publisher to OAS.

Read the complete article by Martin Pena (SENIOR DIRECTOR PRODUCT MANAGEMENT)

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5

So, last week April 23rd I told you about the availability of Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5. This release has been in the making for over a year and represents major breakthroughs in monitoring and management automation for Oracle environments. Read on to learn what we are doing to help you manage migrations with confidence, lower complexity and risk in managing large hybrid cloud deployments of Oracle technologies and finally, how we do all this by offering extensibility, increased industry compliance standards support, and platform resiliency.

Get more details on this new release and read the blog post written by Mughees Minhas
Product management vice president – enterprise and cloud manageability.

Please note Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 is available for downloads now!

Resources

Deploy Oracle Databases Anywhere, Manage from Everywhere

Announcing Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5

Join Edward Screven, Oracle’s Chief Corporate Architect, and Mughees Minhas, Oracle’s Vice President of Product Management, to learn about the new capabilities in Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5. Our Oracle technical experts will be on stand by for an engaging Q&A segment following the presentation                      

Topics of discussion for this webcast will include:

• Hybrid Cloud Management: Fleet monitoring, management and data movement across the entire IT estate – on-premises and in the cloud including Exadata Cloud@Customer, Exadata Cloud Service, Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer, Autonomous Database, and Oracle Databases deployed elsewhere

• Ops Automation: Enhanced automation and modernization with smart performance analytics, dynamic runbooks, database provisioning, patching, security, and compliance

• Extensibility: Open standards-based extensions for interoperability with 3rd-party ecosystems with REST APIs, custom dashboards, and mobile app

Migration of data to Autonomous Database using EM

As Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control (OEM) is the monitoring and management tool for on-premise data-center components for many years already, this scope has been extended with workloads that run in the private and public cloud as well. OEM now supports IT departments to transparently manage the road to the cloud, by means of the Database Migration Workbench that simplifies the migration of on-premises databases to an Autonomous Databases.

Did I trigger your attention?

Take a look at the Simple Guide for Migration of data to Autonomous Database using EM, written by Rohan Prasad (Consulting member of the technical staff)

Three Reasons Managing The Converged Database Should Be On Your Radar

The DBA’s challenge: Simplify administration of complex workloads to achieve scale and agility.

Register for this webinar now streaming here

John Mishriky does a great job describing the converged database and, in this webinar, he asked me to talk about the managing aspects of converged workloads. Oracle has made a point of simplifying the database landscape for DBAs by incorporating new datatypes into one architecture. That means you are not standing up a myriad of different database types, each with their own tools and process, then figuring out how to integrate the data together, not to mention managing the new implementations along with everything else you’re doing.

Please read the oem blog article by Timothy Mooney

Announcing the general availability of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Database Management

Oracle Database Management provides comprehensive database performance and management capability for all flavors of Oracle Databases, including OCI and on-premises, which significantly reduce the burden on DBAs by providing a full-lifecycle solution encompassing monitoring, performance management, tuning, and database administration. Database Management is part of the Oracle Cloud Observability and Management platform.

Read the complete article by Sriram Vrinda

Secure Linux Configuration for HIPAA Compliance with Enterprise Manager

In 2020, there was a substantial increase in the number of breaches and incidents reported in the Healthcare vertical. In fact, the number of confirmed data breaches in Healthcare increased from the previous year according to Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report. Misconfiguration was one of the vehicles for these data breaches that included compromised personal information, medical details and other credentials. These enabled external and/or internal actors to steal data that is then used for financial fraud. With the ever-present danger of increased security breaches, protecting these sensitive data is critical. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides guidance for securing healthcare information. 

Please read the full article by Product Manager Harrish Niddagatta

Secure Linux Configuration for PCI-DSS Compliance with Enterprise Manager

With the ever-present danger of security breaches, protecting sensitive data is critical. Data breaches are becoming more frequent; there has been a big increase in the number of records and the value of the information stolen. Businesses must ensure that sensitive data is protected by securing the configuration of Systems, limit privileges assigned to a well-known set of users, and all user activities audited.

Securing your payment card data through preventative measures has never been more important than it is today. PCI Data Security Standards v3.2 help protect the safety of sensitive data in your environment. 

Please read the full article by Product Manager Harrish Niddigatta