Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Managing Data Center Chaos

Book description

Take back control of your data center with this practical step-by-step tutorial to using Oracle Enterprise Manager. Real-life examples and case studies help you manage rationally rather than through day-to-day firefighting.

  • Learn about the tremendous capabilities of the latest powerhouse version of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control
  • Take a deep dive into crucial topics including Provisioning and Patch Automation, Performance Management and Exadata Database Machine Management
  • Take advantage of the author’s experience as an Oracle Certified Master in this real world guide including enterprise examples and case studies

In Detail

Data centers around the world are experiencing an unprecedented era of growth due to expanding data volumes. There is also a corresponding increase in the number of databases and applications. In such rapid-growth centers, it is inevitable that fighting fires daily becomes a common occurrence. There is often no controlled method of performance management, neither is rapidly changing configuration information collected.

With the lack of automation and control, Data Centers do not often realize their intended cost-effectiveness and regress into a chaotic and uncontrolled day-to-day type of existence. This was the case until Oracle Enterprise Manager started being used as an Enterprise-wide central management solution, changing the whole game in the process.

In this brand new book by Porus Homi Havewala, one of the leading experts in the Oracle space, you will be introduced to the all-encompassing world of Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c, Oracle's premier product for managing and monitoring the Enterprise space. Drawing from the author’s many years of experience in the real world, the book brings together the major capabilities of the latest Enterprise Manager software and demonstrates how to ease the growing pains of Data Centers.

The book takes you on a descriptive journey of what issues are normally experienced in the Data Center, and how Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c manages to address and resolve many of the issues.

The book introduces the reader to the typical chaos in Data Centers and discusses the way these common issues are normally resolved, by manual labor or manual scripting using extensive human resources. Then it will show you how Cloud Control 12c aids in Database Performance Management, Configuration Management, Security Compliance, Automated Provisioning, Automated Patching and Database Change Management.

You will learn how Cloud Control 12c allows Exadata Database Machine Monitoring and Management, Test Data Management for data subsetting of large databases, as well as Sensitive Data De-identification using Data Masking.

The book includes various real life examples and case studies of actual Oracle customers to show how they have benefited from using Oracle Enterprise Manager. It explores the strong standing of Oracle in the Enterprise Management game, now also strengthened by the new Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c.

Table of contents

  1. Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Managing Data Center Chaos
    1. Table of Contents
    2. Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Managing Data Center Chaos
    3. Credits
    4. About the Author
    5. Acknowledgements
    6. About the Reviewers
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
        3. Instant Updates on New Packt Books
    8. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Errata
        2. Piracy
        3. Questions
    9. 1. Chaos at Data Centers
      1. Team effort
      2. Common solutions used in data centers
      3. Summary
    10. 2. Enter Oracle Cloud Control
      1. The Grid – where the cloud came from
      2. Overview of version 12c
      3. Striking new features in 12c
      4. Bonus sections
    11. 3. Ease the Chaos with Performance Management
      1. Laying the foundation
      2. Top activity
      3. Testing infrastructure changes
      4. SQL Monitoring
      5. Doctor in the database
      6. Real-Time ADDM
      7. Compare Period ADDM
      8. Active Session History (ASH) analytics
      9. Summary
    12. 4. Ease the Chaos with Configuration Management and Security Compliance
      1. Lifecycle management
      2. Auto discovery
      3. Inventory
      4. Detailed configuration
      5. Search capability
      6. History and compares
      7. Topology
      8. Custom configurations
      9. Client configurations
      10. Compliance
      11. Compliance library
      12. Configuration and compliance reporting
      13. Summary
    13. 5. Ease the Chaos with Automated Provisioning
      1. Lifecycle management
      2. First steps: Software Library
      3. Provisioning library
      4. Provisioning profiles
      5. Deployment procedures
        1. Customization
        2. Lock down
        3. Configuration details
        4. Compliance standards
        5. Granting permissions to the Provisioning Operator
        6. Running EM as the Provisioning Operator
        7. Running the procedure
        8. Other possibilities
      6. Summary
    14. 6. Ease the Chaos with Automated Patching
      1. Recommended patches
      2. Patch plan
      3. Out-of-place patching
      4. Pre-patching analysis
      5. Deployment
      6. Plan template
      7. Patching roles
      8. Refreshes
      9. Other patching procedures
        1. Reporting
      10. Summary
    15. 7. Ease the Chaos with Change Management
      1. Change management
      2. Schema comparison
      3. Schema Change Plan
      4. Schema synchronization
        1. Synchronization rules and mode
        2. Synchronization results
        3. Executing the synchronization
        4. Synchronization without a Change Plan
      5. Data comparison
      6. Continuous comparison
      7. Use cases
      8. Summary
    16. 8. Ease the Chaos with Test Data Management
      1. Test Data Management
        1. Creating packages
        2. Creating the Application Data Model
      2. Data subsetting
        1. Applications
        2. Table rules
        3. Rule parameters
        4. Space estimates
        5. Pre/Post subset script
      3. Generate subset
      4. Benefits and capabilities
      5. Summary
    17. 9. Ease the Chaos with Data Masking
      1. Finding sensitive data
      2. Creating data masking definitions
        1. New capabilities
        2. Adding columns to mask
        3. Defining the masking format
        4. Advanced options
        5. Generated Script
        6. Scheduling the job
        7. Testing the results
      3. Format library
      4. Benefits and capabilities
      5. Summary
    18. 10. Ease the Chaos with Exadata Management
      1. Meeting the challenges
      2. Discovering Exadata
        1. Adding the hosts
        2. Adding non-host targets
        3. Adding the cluster and databases
      3. Monitoring and managing Exadata
        1. Database machine resource utilization
        2. Exadata grid
        3. Infiniband network
        4. Database performance pages
      4. Total capabilities
      5. Summary
    19. 11. Real-life Examples and Case Studies, and It's a Wrap: The Future is the Cloud
      1. Case study – telecom
      2. Case study – pharmaceutical
      3. Case study – computer manufacturer
      4. Case study – online store
      5. Case study – financial institution
      6. Case study – university
      7. Future of cloud computing
      8. Summary
    20. Index

Product information

  • Title: Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Managing Data Center Chaos
  • Author(s): Porus Homi Havewala
  • Release date: December 2012
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781849684781