OEM tool has improved a lot in last decade. Oracle has added so many new features to it and fixed many software bugs. In coming years OEM will prove more important as the OEM capabilities are constantly increasing and the increasing trend of Hybrid setups (cloud and non-cloud) requires some monitoring tool which successfully monitors all kind of setups.
This post will describes some noteworthy capabilities of OEM and what all you can achieve by using OEM with your technological setups.
1. ENTERPRISE MONITORING
This is the key use of OEM. You need some tool or process (or human beings) to monitor the status of your critical Enterprise application and databases. Using manual monitoring is very time consuming, costly and error-prone operation. OEM helps here by monitoring the status of your infrastructure and applications, notifying the appropriate IT staff when incidents occur, and additional reporting on status, history, and trends so that you can proactively deal with unwanted situations.
With OEM, you are just not limited to Oracle applications/database targets but can also monitor non-oracle targets.
2. APPLICATION MANAGEMENT
OEM has out-of-box application management tool for key business applications like Oracle E-Business Suite, Siebel, Peoplesoft, JD Edwards etc.
So by using those application management tool you can reduce manual effort and do many activities like performance management, change and configuration management, patching, provisioning, testing, tuning etc.
3. DATABASE MANAGEMENT
Database management capability of OEM can make DBA’s life easier by providing read-to-use tools. Some capabilities are:
- Running repetitive jobs from OEM automatically
- Change and Configuration Management
- Patching and Upgrades
- Performance Management and Automatic Tuning
4. MIDDLEWARE MANAGEMENT
Similar to the application and database management, OEM can monitor and manage lot many oracle and non-oracle middlewares like WebLogic Server, WebCenter, Business Intelligence, WebCenter, JBoss Application Server and IBM WebSphere Application Server etc
5. VIRTUALIZATION MANAGEMENT
Virtualization saves a lot of money and also has become a norm today. OEM can monitor and manage the virtual servers and can perform many of the useful tasks from GUI screen like provisioning, patching, monitoring, administration, and configuration management. Also note that virtualization is sort of foundation for Cloud Computing so OEM is cloud ready tool.
6. NON-ORACLE TARGET MANAGEMENT
OEM provides many tools for the management of heterogeneous data centers example Microsoft SQL Server and JBoss Application
Server which are non-oracle products. OEM has many plugins and connectors to meet such goals.
7. HYBRID CLOUD MANAGEMENT
With OEM you can monitor and manage on-premise as well as Oracle Cloud deployments
8. APPLICATION PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
OEM 13c provides a complete Application Performance Management (APM) solution which can prove helpful in key applications like Oracle EBS as well as other custom applications.
Basically this gives you capability to see how is your application behaving under load, how are real user connecting to your application and if they are facing any delays. you can also track the transaction happening in your applications in real time. Java monitoring and diagnostic is also available in OEM 13c. You can also create reports to analyze your application.
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