Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Documentation Available Online

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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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What does it take to be chief technology officer at a company of technology experts? Experience. Imagination. Passion. Alex Gorbachev has all three. He’s played a key role in taking the company global, having set up Pythian’s Asia Pacific operations. Today, the CTO office is an incubator of new services and technologies – a mini-startup inside Pythian. Most recently, Alex built a Big Data Engineering services team and established a Data Science practice. Highly sought after for his deep expertise and interest in emerging trends, Alex routinely speaks at industry events as a member of the OakTable.

11 Comments. Leave new

Ben Prusinski
April 7, 2010 6:44 pm

Nice post, Alex!

Looks like Fusion Middleware will be based on Weblogic for the future. Should keep us plenty busy as we migrate clients from 10g Application Server to Oracle Weblogic FMW server in the future!

Ben Prusinski

Vishal Gupta
April 8, 2010 8:24 am

Its a shame that Oracle has not given link to Oracle EM 11g docs under their documentation section on OTN (

Alex Gorbachev
April 9, 2010 10:19 am

and the docs were pulled as it was clearly premature before the official launch. Just updated the main post.


Software is now available at edelivery along with weblogics and the docs. It says its a 22 step upgrade if the prereqs are done. First prereq..install weblogics.

Alex Gorbachev
April 12, 2010 8:27 am

Thanks Daryl. Yes, you are right.


All URLs from this post leads to error 404 at oracle. What’s going on?

Alex Gorbachev
April 19, 2010 5:23 pm

@zamaracha: as mentioned in the update, the documentation was pulled off the public access until the official EM11g launch which should be in just couple days.

Ben Prusinski
May 3, 2010 12:15 pm

More fun things to play with and test! Now I need to figure out how to monitor EBS R12 with the new 11g OEM.


Im looking for “how to deploy plugin from EM11g” and what I realized that before 11g it was done from Setup->Management plugins. Now, it is removed from EM-Database Control and included in EM-Grid Control. I dont need to install it so I can manage my plugins from dbconsole. Do you know guys, is it possible and how? Thanks..


I wonder if “Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Grid Control” is the same thing as “Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g” ?


@eallen: it’s almost the same. Oracle Enterprise Manager comes in two variants – (1) Oracle Database Control – cut down Oracle EM that is installed as part of a database and running at the database servers; (2) – Oracle Grid Control – centralized Oracle EM deployment with centralized repository and access for end users.


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