The web-based Grid Control tool is a key part of Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g. You can use this tool to manage and monitor multiple application servers through a single interface. This interface provides a single view of all the application servers along with links to each server’s Application Server Control. Because other infrastructure components are also monitored, Grid Control gives you a way to measure and assure levels of application service that leverage multiple components.
While Application Server Control is used for administrative tasks on an individual application server or cluster, Grid Control can manage multiple application servers remotely and/or through firewalls.
As mentioned earlier, you can also use Grid Control to manage databases, Oracle Collaboration Suite, and Oracle E-Business Suite. However, the focus in this section is on its use with Oracle Application Server.
The Grid Control infrastructure includes the following components used to manage Oracle Application Server:
The console, sometimes called the central console, allows you to view, monitor, and manage application servers as well as other Oracle components.
Oracle Management Service, a J2EE application deployed on Oracle Application Server, renders Oracle Enterprise Manager’s HTML user interface.
This central repository of enterprise-wide management data includes many types of data—for example, hardware ...