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. 

Read the complete article by Daniella Hansell

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