Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 3 (13.5.0.3) Is Now Available!

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 3 (13.5.0.3), RU3 for short, is now available for download from My Oracle Support > Patches & Updates.

Release Updates Details

If you are new to the Enterprise Manager world 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.

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Compliance Dashboard on Engineered Systems

Building EM custom database monitoring dashboards for DevOps and other dedicated groups

Database monitoring is an art form developed with experience. Having custom dashboards based on specific enterprise or group-wide needs can make what was a task for a strong DBA more transferable. In this session, we covered how to quickly build and tune Oracle Enterprise Manager dashboards to meet your specific workflows. Scale experienced DBA’s knowledge by building appropriate dashboards to support newer DBA team members.

You”ll learn

• The advantages of custom dashboards

• How to set up dashboards designed for specific workflows

• How to share dashboards for group-specific tasks

Once these dashboards are setup, leverage the Enterprise Manager mobile app to get email alerts, and triage issues from the incident page. All from your phone.

The documentation for this can be found at: https://docs.oracle.com/en/enterprise…

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 2 (13.5.0.2) Is Now Available!

The second Release Update for Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5!  Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 2 (13.5.0.2), RU2 for short, is now available for download from My Oracle Support > Patches & Updates.

Key Updates in RU2

This second update of EM 13.5 introduces new features designed to enhance the value and the overall customer experience with Oracle Enterprise Manager.  Here is a list of a few of these new features:

Enterprise Manager Dashboards

Dashboards allow you to visualize monitoring and management data in real time, enable you to monitor your enterprise at a glance, and simplify potential problems resolution.  With RU2, Enterprise Manager introduces out-of-the-box dashboards that provide a summary of the health, compliance status, grouping of your targets, and other details of your assets. The health and status data is organized, summarized and presented graphically as various widgets.  To further analyze and diagnose potential issues, you can drill down to more information from each widget. These dashboards can further be copied and customized as you see fit for your environment and your monitoring guidelines.

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Exadata Insights in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Operations Insights

Exadata Insights features

The OCI Operations Insights service enables business executives, database, and DevOps personnel to make informed, and data-driven compute resource and performance management decisions. With Operations Insights, you have the following capabilities:

  • Analyze resource usage of databases and hosts across the enterprise
  • Forecast future demand for resources based on historical trends
  • Compare SQL performance across databases and identify common patterns
  • Identify SQL performance trends across enterprise-wide databases

With the introduction of Exadata Insights, you can now analyze the resource utilization of the Exadata systems and identify the spare capacity for new workloads. This feature is available for Exadata systems that are managed by Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5 RU01 and later.

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Announcing New Database Password Rotation with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5 RU1

In release EM13.5 RU1, EM has expanded automation for password rotation capabilities to include non-monitoring database users. In previous releases, password rotation automation was available only for the default database monitoring (dbsnmp) users using the job type “Change the Password for the Database Monitoring User”. The new feature is available using a new job type “Change the Password for a Database User”.

Since it is available as a job, this provides you flexibility in scheduling when and how often passwords should be changed. The job can be run against many databases at a time, greatly reducing the time it would take to complete the password rotation task. This is especially beneficial when working with hundreds or thousands of databases.

Read the complete article by Desiree Abrokwa

https://blogs.oracle.com/observability/post/announcing-password-rotation-enterprise-manager

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 1 (13.5.0.1) Is Now Available!

Release Update for Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5!  Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 1 (13.5.0.1), RU1 for short, is now available for download from My Oracle Support > Patches & Updates.

Release Updates Details

Some may recall, starting with the Enterprise Manager 13.4release, Release Updates (RUs) enabled us to more quickly roll out new features and bug fixes to customers – so you didn’t have to wait for a 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.

When was Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5 introduced?

Earlier this year, we rolled out 13.5 as a major new release for our flagship management product. Oracle Enterprise Manager continues to be a leader in the data and infrastructure management space and with each RU, new capabilities continue to be added. Let’s look at what’s included in this RU.

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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