The most comprehensive corporate management and monitoring solution is officially out – Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g. It justs gets better and better.
As per the Oracle press release, highlights include:
Comprehensive Middleware Management: This release delivers enhanced support for managing Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, including full configuration management and provisioning for large-scale Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle WebLogic Server environments. Oracle WebLogic Server is often used in an “application grid” environment, or as the foundation for a private cloud. Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g can greatly simplify the management and provisioning of such deployments, including the private cloud.
New Database Management Capabilities: Providing full support for Oracle Database 11g Release 2, including compression, change detection, partitioning, diagnostics, and tuning. Oracle Exadata-aware SQL monitoring and I/O resource management for Oracle Exadata Version 2 is also featured.
Extensive Hardware, Virtualization and Operating System Management: Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center, for managing Sun hardware and Oracle Solaris, covers the entire lifecycle of physical and virtual Sun environments including Oracle VM for SPARC (formerly known as Logical Domains or LDoms) and Solaris Containers, enabling customers to maximize the utilization of their Sun systems. As per Chung Wu from Oracle “We have delivered the first set of integration between Enterprise Manager Grid Control and Enterprise Manager Ops Center so that hardware level events can be centrally monitored via Grid Control.”
Application Quality Management: New Oracle Application Testing Suite Release 9.1, automates test script generation based on real user actions; provides access to middleware diagnostics during load test to help identify performance bottlenecks; provides a new testing accelerator to simplify testing of applications based on Oracle ADF; and offers a new test starter kit for Oracle E-Business Suite R12 applications, to help reduce testing effort.
Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g also includes a new release 6.5 of Oracle Real User Experience for user experience management, Business transaction management with the ability to drill down to and monitor trasactions through IT tiers, and more powerful business service management. The catchword is Business Driven Application Management.
The integration with My Oracle Support is also enhanced.
New components include::
Smart Configuration Management: Offers complete configuration lifecycle management and discovery with real-time change detection for compliance. It can simultaneously analyze millions of customer configurations and provide IT professionals with real-time notification of potential problems.
Automated Workflow: Enables the selection, validation and deployment of patches across the entire IT environment, allowing IT to help reduce the risk and effort needed to implement recommendations and fixes.
Community-Based Console: Facilitates best practice sharing and knowledge exchange with other members of the IT community.
One of the catchwords is also Integrated Application-to-Disk Management. This means complete management of the Oracle stack, including tools to manage Oracle Applications, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Database, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Enterprise Linux, Oracle VM, and Oracle’s Sun Servers. This enables IT to quickly identify root cause and, in many cases, automatically resolve issues.
As per Chung Wu from Oracle “For composite and Java application management, two key pieces of technologies, JVM Diagnostic and Composite Application Monitoring and Modeler, are now fully integrated into Enterprise Manager so there is no need to install and maintain separate tools.”
http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/oem/extensions/index.html now has a number of new Plug-Ins developed by partners to monitor third-party storage such as IBM, NEC, HP etc.
Find out more on the new Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g portal at http://oracle.com/enterprisemanager11g
A complete list of new features can be seen on the newly released Enterprise Manager 11g documentation at http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E11857_01/em.111/e11982/whats_new.htm#CHDCIDIG
And of course Enterprise Manager 11g now uses Oracle WebLogic Server as its main engine, with all the technical benefits thereof.
Checkout some of the newly available demos at the Oracle Learning Library. This is indeed the new age of Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g.