CHAPTER 1Overview of the Grid Control Architecture

If this book were a novel, the first sentence would aspire to emulate the masters. Something along the lines of “All Children, except one, grow up.”1; “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...”2; or “As I walked through the wilderness of this world...”3. But this isn’t a novel. So let me begin more humbly.

This chapter takes a high-level look at the architecture of Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control (referred to throughout the book as Grid Control or GC), and includes descriptions of its core components. We’ll “kick the tires,” so to speak, then open the hood of the Grid Control engine, stick our heads in, and take a closer look at its parts and inner workings. I’m not asking ...

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