Announcing the general availability of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Database Management

Oracle has been a leader in database management for decades, and now these unique capabilities are available in Oracle Cloud. The new Database Management service brings the best of Oracle’s industry-leading capabilities from enterprise manager into Oracle Cloud. The service gives maximum customer choice through innovations in both cloud and on-premises manageability offerings.

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.

Database Management helps you prevent potential outages in your key applications. It provides performance diagnostics capabilities that simplify diagnosing performance issues for administrators and ensure quicker resolution of performance bottlenecks. The service also provides advanced management and administration of your databases to proactively detect and identify the cause of performance issues and perform database administrative operations, such as running SQL jobs across a fleet of databases.

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Automated Patching and Compliance to Improve Database Security

Learn best practices used by Fortune 500 companies to secure database estates while cutting manual effort for patching, provisioning, updates and compliance using Oracle Enterprise Manager pre-built automation. During this webcast, attendees will learn how to:

– Use automation to stay current with software updates for your database fleet

– Proactively patch and upgrade database environments to address critical security vulnerabilities

– Identify vulnerable assets, prioritize vulnerability regression, and remediation management

– Achieve CIS, STIG regulatory compliance and security business objectives for databases

Webinar: Managing databases using the Enterprise Manager mobile app

Learn the tips and tricks for using Oracle Enterprise Manager Mobile App to manage your database and IT environment. With a comprehensive suite of tools, the mobile application will free DBAs and administrators from the console while still having full access to monitoring and triaging database performance and troubleshooting tasks. In this session, learn from the experts on how to take advantage of the Enterprise Manager Mobile app, including:

– Incident notifications

– Quick triaging issues

– Custom mobile landing pages

This webinar included live demonstration and dedicated time to get your questions answered by Oracle experts. If you want to attend one of the Live sessions, go to the Deep Dive Enterprise Manager Webcast series page at https://www.oracle.com/corporate/even… and look for upcoming webcasts.

For more information on Oracle’s Observability and Management solutions, visit https://oracle.com/manageability

How To Use Key Features of the Oracle Enterprise Manager Mobile Application

Guest author Bill Keicher,  Oracle Software Development Snr Manager, shares the latest features of Oracle Enterprise Manager Mobile, which are compatible with Oracle Enterprise Manager software 13.4 and later, including several marquee capabilities. In this blog, he will review how you can filter groups and incidents, execute host commands, manage federation, and compliance remotely.

Please read the complete articlehttps://blogs.oracle.com/observability/post/how-to-use-key-features-of-the-oracle-enterprise-manager-mobile-application

Simplify your software deployments with the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure DevOps service

Simplifying deployments

Deploying your software can be a complex series of steps. Everyone has a horror story of a deployment gone wrong and “that time we took down production.” When an issue with a deployment arises, it’s an all-hands-on-deck situation. Your team gets paged and scrambles to get production working for customers. What we want as engineers is to release features to customers and have the deployment be a routine event, maybe even so routine that the deployment is boring (to borrow a phase from Camille Fournier and her essay Make Boring Plans.) In continuous deployment, we want to create a repeatable process to deploy new software and to discover any issues before the release hits production.

If you’re manually running steps in your deployment process, you juggle a complex workflow, and it’s easy to introduce errors that can lead to a failed deployment. Automating deployments with tools and processes simplifies your deployment workflow and gives you a repeatable and testable process to safely release your latest change to customers.

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Announcing the general availability of the Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5 App on Oracle Cloud Marketplace

Oracle Enterprise Manager (EM) 13.5  is now available as an app on Oracle Cloud Marketplace.  That means customers who are interested in trying the latest version of EM 13.5 without having to provision on-premises hardware have an easy path to start working with a fully-configured, updated EM instance with minimal installation effort. 

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Help increase performance and mitigate risk with Oracle EM 13.5 Manage the Manager

Monitoring your most critical targets, such as databases, applications, servers are all about minimizing risk.  Many Oracle customers use Enterprise Manager (EM) to drive culture and best practices for risk management. Why? Because EM 13c is built to deliver a highly available, scalable, and performant platform itself, designed for administrators of large, critical IT estates who need management-at-scale monitoring.  Collectively, these qualities come from Manage the Manager (MTM) functionality. This blog describes how to leverage the latest features of MTM to improve the monitoring of EM 13.5 sub-systems.

Read the complete blog article by Shefali Bhargava

Federation Dashboard: Consolidate Multiple Enterprise Manager Deployments into Actionable Insights

A common request from Enterprise Manager users, is the need to roll up data from multiple Enterprise Manager instances into a single view, to monitor and evaluate the status of databases across regions, applications, or configured groups. The Enterprise Manager federation capability is designed for that purpose and has been included since version 13.4 Release Update 4 (RU4). The good news is, there are no additional plug-ins or software installations needed to use it. Federation dashboards provide users a single pane of glass to monitor and drill down into details to triage and manage across all Federated EM sites by geographies or business units.

Read the article on this from Samir Bhagwat

Smarter, Painless and Predictable Upgrades: Embrace Enterprise Manager 13.5 with Confidence

In this webinar, Oracle experts discuss and demonstrate the technical details of upgrading to Enterprise Manager 13.5, including the best practices, upgrade testing strategies, “Tips and Tricks” and how Oracle can assist with the overall planning, execution, and post-upgrade support for a successful upgrade. While this session will focus on how to install, attendees will learn some of the latest enhancements to Enterprise Manager in the process, including less downtime and a simpler agent upgrade process.

Covered will be:

– Comprehensive software-only upgrades
– Automated and consolidated EM prerequisite kit
– Single-step adoption of Level-4 High Availability
– Step-by-step agent upgrade process and lifecycle management

Resources as mentioned at the end of the presentation:

– Enterprise Manager Page on oracle.com https://www.oracle.com/enterprise-man…
– Install and Upgrade Page on OTN https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oe…
– Upgrade Guide (Documentation) https://docs.oracle.com/en/enterprise…
– Upgrade Checklist MOS note 2761728.1 https://mosemp.us.oracle.com/epmos/fa…
– Blog: http://blogs.oracle.com/oem
– EM 13.5 Announcement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LX2H…

For other information on Enterprise Manager or one of our other Observability & Management offerings, check https://www.oracle.com/manageability