Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Documentation Available Online

Apr 7, 2010 / By Alex Gorbachev

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Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g
Thanks to Marco Gralike for drawing my attention to it — yes, Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Grid Control documentation is available online!

There you can find the list of EM 11g new features. After I quickly skimmed through it I could mention few areas:

  • Full blown Fusion Middleware management support
  • More complete support for RAC, Grid Infrastructure and ASM
  • Integration with My Oracle Support
  • Improvements in provisioning (I hope it really works now and can actually start saving us time and not make us spend more time troubleshooting failures)
  • Better virtualization support (must be focused on Oracle VM though)

Here is the surprise you might not have expected — you now need to install Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.2 (Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 Patch Set 1) as a pre-requisite to Oracle Grid Control installation. It doesn’t come pre-packaged with an application server as was the case with iAS in EM 10g release. I fully expected that EM 11g will run on WebLogic Server infrastructure but installation might a bit less straightforward for some of you.

But worry not — managing WebLogic Server is generally easier than managing iAS. Plus you all wanted to learn Oracle Fusion Middleware. Didn’t you?

So my conclusion is that EM11g is not a breakthrough in terms of re-design, navigation in the user interface and functionality. However, it has the new engine under the hood which I’m personally very excited about.

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