Monitor WebLogic on Kubernetes using Oracle Enterprise Manager

Can Enterprise Manager Cloud Control monitor Oracle WebLogic Server that is set up in the Kubernetes cluster in the Oracle Cloud?

The quick answer to the question is – Yes, Enterprise Manager (EMCC/EM) can monitor WebLogic Server in Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) managed by the WebLogic Kubernetes Operator, for most of the out-of-the-box metrics that come with the Oracle WebLogic management pack enterprise edition license. With the increasing awareness of containerized architecture, this has been a question asked by many WebLogic customers in the past few years, as their interest toward adopting Dockers and Kubernetes continues to grow.

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Use Oracle Enterprise Manager data with OCI to unlock new insights

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5 customers gain greater operations, capacity planning, and forecasting insight by enabling rich Enterprise Manager target-level data and sharing it with Oracle Cloud Observability & Management platform services. Enterprise Manager transfers data from managed targets and Oracle Management Repository (OMR) to OCI Object Storage, where it is accessible by Oracle Cloud O&M services like Operations Insights, Logging Analytics, etc. In this three part blog series, we will be covering how to get Enterprise Manager data into OCI Object Storage (This post) and how to leverage that data in OCI Operations Insights (Part 2) and how to leverage that data in OCI Logging Analytics (Part3)..

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Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 4 (13.5.0.4) Is Now Available!

We’re excited to announce our fourth Release Update for Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5!  Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 4 (13.5.0.4), RU4 for short, is now available for download from My Oracle Support > Patches & Updates.

Release Updates Details

If you are new to the Oracle Enterprise Manager (EM) 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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Automation Improves Database Security and Compliance

For DBAs, database security and compliance is more critical and more challenging than ever. Here are highlights from a technical webinar by Oracle Product Managers, Martin Peña and Harish Niddagatta on improving your security posture faster and with less work using Oracle Enterprise Manager with Database Lifecycle Management Pack. The Oracle Observability and Management session delivered at Oracle Database World can be found here.

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Quickly Monitor and Manage Databases with a Cloud Service

For DevOps, developers, DBAs, and IT team members looking for a quick and robust way to monitor and manage databases, these highlights from a technical session may be good news. Oracle experts describe top uses for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Database Management Service and specifically around managing databases in a multicloud or hybrid cloud environment using a cloud-based solution. This session was part of Oracle Observability and Management at Oracle Database World and this session can be found here.

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Oracle Private Cloud Appliance X9 delivers cloud portability for developing and deploying diverse workloads

Customers challenged with migrating to the cloud or implementing hybrid cloud strategies will find Oracle’s new Private Cloud Appliance to be a compelling solution. Oracle Private Cloud Appliance X9-2 (PCA X9-2) uses infrastructure APIs and management tools that are compatible with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to enable customers to design, develop, and operate applications and middleware using architectures and tools that are consistent across both a private and public cloud. PCA X9-2 allows customers to rapidly develop and deploy new applications using cloud-native capabilities and run existing enterprise applications with multiple operating systems on scalable infrastructure in their data centers.

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Testing Best Practice Before and After Your Database Upgrade or Migration

Too often you or a team member have the best intention to test and QA before production, yet a duplicate system or production data is not available. With a production milestone date looming, a last-minute scramble locates an environment and some data, and a test is performed. So, is it really ready for production? Later, a tragic story unfolds, with the production rollout negatively impacting customers, team members working overtime to restore service, and later executive management asking for a post-mortem.

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Application Performance Monitoring: Instrument Java on Kubernetes for Monitoring and Diagnostics

Application Performance Monitoring (APM), an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) native service, enables DevOps engineers and application administrators to monitor end-users experience and application performance by tracing and correlating transactions through multiple components and application logic distributed across various clients, third-party services, and backend tiers, in the Cloud or on-premises.

With applications running as a container in Kubernetes it can be difficult to understand what is happening when the applications do not perform as expected. The container orchestration frameworks such as Kubernetes introduced new scalability and fault tolerance capabilities but made the data flow through the application components less transparent.

For microservices-based applications developed for an open-source Java-based framework – example Spring Boot, Java agents can provide automatic instrumentation and deep insight into the internals of the application.

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Oracle Database World – The Observability Perspective

Oracle Database World has been making the rounds around the world since October 2021. It’s a virtual event repeated for regions worldwide. This event offered a comprehensive deep dive for Oracle’s database technologies. Juan Loaiza and Andy Mendelsohn, along with many top architects and experts presented Oracle’s latest innovations, best practices, and tips. Overall, there were 99 technical sessions and 24 hands-on labs covering technologies including Autonomous Data Warehouse and Data Lake, Exadata Cloud@Customer, Database 21c, and more.

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