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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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

Centralize Oracle WebLogic Server Monitoring Using Oracle Enterprise Manager

Whether you have a number of Oracle WebLogic servers, or specific set critical to your business, it’s difficult, risky and labor intensive to monitor them using scripts – especially when you have more than a single WebLogic Server Domain. In this blog we are going to show you how you can discover, centralize and monitoring your WebLogic servers using Oracle Enterprise Manager, a tool most Oracle customers already have onsite.

Note: for this capability Oracle WebLogic Server Management Pack Enterprise Edition  would need to be licensed if your organization has not already licensed it.

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How to configure Enterprise Manager notifications for sending to Slack or Microsoft Teams

What happens when risk is not properly managed? In many cases, outages and security breaches result from a variety and combination of factors. Vulnerabilities may stem from ineffective, decentralized and siloed monitoring. As a consequence, the inability to correlate different monitoring data and gain insight from data can have a negative impact on systems and leave them open to unmitigated risk.

This blog addresses how the Oracle Enterprise Manager (EM) used commonly by Oracle DBAs can easily be configured to share the information it collects with Slack and Microsoft Teams to send events, and incidents or alerts to other third-party products often used by DevOps, Systems Administrators, or Operations.

Oracle Enterprise Manager provides capabilities that lead to quick response times, improved computing processes and satisfied customers. Fixing, accelerating and optimizing your environment enables performance and availability.

Please read the complete article by Pallab Rath

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.

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