Oracle announces Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5
Oracle announced the availability of Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c version 5. Details were shared in a Oracle Blog Post by Mughees Minhas, VP of Product Management, Enterprise and Cloud Manageability, Oracle.
Oracle Enterprise Manager is a systems management tool that provides an integrated solution for managing heterogeneous environments. It combines a graphical console, agents, common services, and tools to provide an integrated and comprehensive systems management platform for managing Oracle products.
“This version has been in development for over a year and represents major advancements in automating the monitoring and management of Oracle environments,” wrote Minhas. “Oracle Enterprise Manager is our flagship management product for the Oracle stack. Tens of thousands of customers trust Oracle Enterprise Manager (EM) daily for their business and mission-critical applications. Many of our customers and partners have offered support for this release, some of which have provided quotes that I’m happy to share below. Many of our customers use EM because of its core capabilities that cannot be found in any other technology to manage Oracle infrastructure on different deployment models. ”
Key Improvements in Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Version 5
With this new version of Enterprise Manager, Minhas said, users can manage targets running anywhere, on-premises or in the cloud. Without needing to learn or deploy new tools. Existing best practices, scripts, and tasks can be applied to cloud resources, just like on-premises resources. Specifically, for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) resources, EM understands cloud native APIs for management operations and leverages them to provide a seamless experience.
For organizations that use or plan to use Oracle Cloud databases such as Autonomous Database, Exadata Cloud Service, or Exadata Cloud @ Customer, they can manage them comprehensively with EM.
In addition, EM Hybrid Database-as-a-Service now supports on-premise and OCI (VM, Baremetal, Exadata Cloud Service and Exadata Cloud @ Customer) self-service provisioning and provides self-service governance tools. for efficient use of cloud resources. .
Database Migration Workbench provides a comprehensive platform to help DBAs move databases between on-premises and OCI. This lab helps you plan the migration, performs due diligence to make sure the migration can take place successfully, and then selects the best data movement technology (e.g., Data Pump, RMAN, etc.) based on the choices. source and target, such as database versions and database type, then runs the actual migration plan. After the migration, it uses the SQL Performance Analyzer feature to ensure that your workload on the migrated platform will function properly. If performance regressions are detected, it alerts you so that you can take proactive measures before opening the database to end users.
Another new feature introduced in the new version is the OCI Bridge, which can be seen as a connection between EM and Oracle Cloud. According to Minhas, the bridge is used to copy data from the EM repository and the targets it manages to the designated OCI object store, where it can be accessed by OCI services such as Logging Analytics and Operations Insights. These cloud services provide in-depth analysis and identify data patterns that can help prevent outages and improve application and database performance, regardless of where the databases are deployed.
Oracle also offers additional new features in this release, Minhas said:
- Smart Event Compression automatically groups several separate but related events into a single incident. For example, when a host goes down, the resulting uptime events on the host and all targets on that host will automatically be compressed into a single incident. Working with a smaller set of actionable incidents enables operational teams to better sort, respond to, and manage incidents.
- Dynamic Runbooks accelerate incident resolution by encapsulating subject matter expertise for problem diagnosis and resolution into runbook procedures that can be used in EM. In this release, these teams can create these runbook procedures directly in EM. This allows teams to encapsulate in EM their operational expertise in the diagnosis and resolution of incidents. When an incident is reported, IT operations teams have easy access to the correct runbook and can quickly perform specified procedures. These procedures can dynamically invoke metric charts or run an SQL command or an operating system command, which promotes more consistent and faster incident response times and reduces overall mean time to recovery (MTTR).
- In the area of performance management, there is also a new feature called Automatic Workload Analysis. With this feature, EM continuously compares the current performance of the database with the baseline workload, and any deviation from this baseline is highlighted on the database home page.
- The application of fixes for near zero downtime is a new feature in this release. With the EM 13.4 Monthly Update (RU) model, staying up to date with the latest RU on EM can be difficult due to the downtime to apply the patch. Meeting SLAs for planned maintenance and losing sight of critical targets was always an issue when switching to the latest RU, Minhas said. In this release, Oracle introduces near zero downtime fixes to apply EFs to EM while it is operational to ensure that critical monitoring and alerts are primarily available during scheduled maintenance.
For more details on the new version, go to www.oracle.com/enterprisemanager and, to read Minhas’s blog post, go to https://blogs.oracle.com/oem/announcing-oracle-enterprise-manager-13c-release-5.