Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c was released October 2011 and introduced a complete rewritten framework for monitoring and managing Data Centre components.
Where Oracle Enterprise Manager evolved from just a Database Monitoring tool (EM 10.1) to include Middleware targets and targets within the complete Oracle Software Stack and even non-Oracle targets (like MS SQL Server, IBM Websphere, BEA Systems, Storage and Network devices and others…), to a Grid supporting and Database Lifecycle support tool. Enterprise Manager 12c now supports Lifecycle Management throughout the complete Oracle Software and Hardware Stack (Enterprise Manager OPS Center 12c), delivering “Application to Disk” monitoring, advanced management for Oracle Hardware, Virtualized environments and fully supporting Oracle’s Cloud concepts including PaaS (Platform as a Service), IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), DBaaS (Database as a Service), MWaaS (Middleware as a Service) and several more being announced (Schema as a Service, Testing as a Service).
Even more than before, encouraging Partners to embrace the new Plug-in framework and to deliver additional features to support non-Oracle environments.
This paper will introduce several Facts and Concepts to give a good overview of available features, challenges and ideas coming up when starting implementation of what has become a key part of Oracle’s strategy to deliver hardware and software systems engineered together as appliances and integrated systems.