Monitoring Best Practices White Paper for Enterprise Manager 13c

Monitoring Best Practices White Paper for Enterprise Manager 13c now available

Written by Ana Mccollum, initially published with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and now updated for Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c, it was written based on many years of working with customers with large data centers who needed monitoring features to enable them to monitor at scale. The paper offers guidance from planning your monitoring setup, understanding key Oracle Enterprise Manager monitoring concepts and features, to strategies for how you can use these features to implement a scalable monitoring solution.

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In this paper, you’ll learn how to:

  • Leverage Administration Groups and Template Collections to manage alert thresholds across different environments in an automated way
  • Configure your Incident Rule Sets to send incident notifications to the appropriate teams based on event type and severity, escalate important incidents, prevent a flood of email alerts when a host goes down
  • Use privilege-propagating groups with roles to ensure different IT Operations staff have the appropriate level of access to your targets as soon as they are added to Oracle Enterprise Manager

Many of the examples are largely based on real-world scenarios.

OEM and monitoring the -MGMTDB GIMR Database

Just run into this interesting post concerning the monitoring of MGMTDB databases as part of Grid Infrastructure, on Neil Chandler’s DBA Blog

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However as we know that Oracle 12.1.02 comes with a mandatory Grid Infrastructure Management Repository database (the MGMTDB database) it to my opinion makes sense to monitor it using Oracle Enterprise Manager.

For more information on the GIMR database see the Oracle documentation on it: http://docs.oracle.com/database/121/CWADD/troubleshoot.htm#CWADD92242

Improved topology browser

Going through the recently released EM12c version 12.1.0.4, you can’t miss several improvements…

Let’s take a look at the topology browser after selecting a composed target like a Generic Service, EM Console Service is this example:

Improved topology browser 1

As you can see the page includes a graphical presentation of the topology show all relationship lines nicely organized. By simply moving the mouse pointer over one of the targets, all directly related targets will get highlighted.

Looking at the righside pane we notice the Node type filter that allows you to include or exclude any of the targets from the topology view.

By simply moving the mouse pointer over  the critical alert mark, you are able to directly zoom into the details.

Improved topology browser 3