Integrating BI Publisher with Enterprise Manager

As part of Enterprise Manager 12c a complete set of default Reports deployed in BI Publisher is available after integrating BI Publisher with Enterprise Manager.

The paper describes the installation and integration of BI Publisher 11.1.1.6.0 with Enterprise Manager 12.1.0.2 and it is really as easy as 1,2,3…

In this paper I assume that you did a fresh install of EM 12.1.0.2, however if your EM environment is based on an upgrade from 12.1.0.1 to 12.1.0.2 please take notice of the documentation Post-Upgrade Steps to take after upgrading to BI Publisher to 11.1.1.6.0

Integrating BI Publisher with Enterprise Manager

EM12c Monitoring Best Practices

Some weeks ago I posted an article on my blog after attending Ana McCollum’s presentation “Beyond the Basics: Making the Most of Oracle Enterprise Manager Monitoring” at OOW 2012.

In this document I further elaborated my notes to give a good overview of all topics discussed during the presentation. All credits for Ana!

To my opinion this document could very good be the bases for your guys “EM12c Best Practices” document.

I included some snippets of pictures I took of the slides during the presentation. They are bit blurry (sorry for that), but I hope they will give a bit more understanding.

EM12c Monitoring Best Practices

General Session: Using Oracle Enterprise Manager to Manage Your Own Private Cloud

Sushil Kumar talking on EM Cloud Control.

EM12c seems to be a very popular Release, getting a lot of positive feedback.

Recently released Release 2, OPS Centre 12c last summer and ATS 12c.

Release is primarly a stability release, but also included several new features

  • Java Platform as a Service
  • Business Application Dashboard, gathering all related data in one page.
  • Enhanced Exalogic Management

The release was for all major platforms on the same day!

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Administration Groups in EM12c

In previous releases of Enterprise Manager, we were able to create Groups that allowed us to monitor a group of Targets that were logically related. For instance specific groups based on the Lifecyle phase (Development, Test, Acceptance, Production), of based on the specific SLA the Targets were assigned to.

A great way to organise Targets and to focus on specific Groups in your monitoring setup. A drawback however, when looking at maintaining these groups. In too many situations at Customer sites, assigning newly created Targets to a specific Group simply was forgotten.  This often resulted in incomplete monitoring of specific Targets.

Enterprise Manager 12c brings us a solution to this problem by introducing ‘Administration Groups’. When setting up an Administration Group, you need to identify specific Target Properties like ‘Department’, ‘Line of Business’, ‘Lifecycle Phase’ and others to relate to a certain level in the Administration Hierarchy. Where a Hierarchy might be based on multiple Properties.

If then for instance, a Target get’s assigned a specific ‘Line of Business’, the Target will be assigned automatically to the appropriate Group in the Hierarchy. By this you will be sure each Target is assigned to the right Group.

Administration Groups in EM12c

 

Auto Discovery of Targets in EM12c

Using Enterprise Manager 11 and earlier, you needed to install an Agent any time a new Server was introduced in your datacentre.

Then after you would have created a new Database or any other Target Type, you would need to perform a discovery using the Agent that was monitoring the specific server.

Starting with Enterprise Manager 12c your Targets can get discovered automatically even if no Agent has been installed yet.

Auto Discovery in EM12c