Public Cloud consequences with an Oracle environment

By | February 19th, 2017|Categories: Cloud|Tags: , |

The title suggests a negative statement of using a Public Cloud. Well, it isn’t.  I’m convinced the Cloud is the next best thing, with huge advantages for businesses. But companies should be aware of what they choose. A lot of providers, including Oracle, are pushing us to the cloud, Public, Private or Hybrid. And make us believe that a public cloud will be an inevitable extension to our on-premises environment. Moving your weblogic and database environment including data from on-premises to the public cloud and back is no problem, or will be no problem in the future. But what kind of hassle you have to cope with, technical and business-wise?

The list of implications and consequences in this post is not exhaustive, it intends to give you an idea of the technical and non-technical consequences of moving to and from the cloud.

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Connecting Oracle Management Cloud with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c

By | February 12th, 2017|Categories: Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , |

Let’s clear about this: Oracle Management Cloud (OMC) is NOT a replacement of Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control (OEM CC) or even an equivalant. Rumours are that this will  be Oracle’s policy in a far away future, but in the meantime we focus on what they do best. OEM CC is a product for a complete management solution for your Oracle environment, OMC for monitoring and, most of all,  analyse the monitored data in your Oracle environment.

Oracle made it possible to connect these worlds by using the data of the repository of OEM CC in OMC. And that’s what this post is about.

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Oracle Database Appliance X6-2L and X6-2 HA, comparing the line

By | January 8th, 2017|Categories: ODA, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

A while ago I published an article about the ODA X6-2S and X6-2M, the new entry level machines for small business. And since then Oracle introduced the ODA X6-2L and the successor of de ODA X5-2: ODA X6-2 HA. Quite a line of ODA’s. But when to choose what ODA?

This post is a sequeal to the former article and intended to outline the two ‘new’ (quite a while already by now) machines and the differences between them.

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Deploying Oracle Management Cloud for Infrastructure Monitoring

By | December 26th, 2016|Categories: Database, Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , , , |

It’s a bit hard to choose the right heading for this article. How do you call setting up Oracle Management Cloud (OMC) – a trial environment – to explore the possibilities for monitoring the infrastructure such as hosts, databases, middleware. You don’t have to install OMC – it’s already there –, nor to deploy OMC core-software in the on-premise environment. In fact the only thing that is to be done is installing a cloud agent on the on-premise environment, setting things up and you’re done. Or are you?  This post is about these steps to be taken to take advantage of the very promising Oracle Management Cloud as infrastructure monitoring tool.

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Saving money by understanding Oracle licenses – part II

By | September 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

In part 1 the basics were explained. In this part II other topics will be treated. This post will treat topics like virtualizing, engineered systems, SE2, Unlimited License Agreements, Cloud and other stuff. Whenever I can I will link to other posts. Comments or additions are welcome.

The information in this post is not intended to be used as legal statements or sources for negotiations with Oracle. I will be referring to some other documents and blogposts which can and should be used. The information is not exhaustive but will hopefully give the reader a guide how to cope with the model of Oracle at this moment (2016).

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Save money by understanding the Oracle licensing model – part I

By | August 28th, 2016|Categories: Database, licensing, Meta-DBA|Tags: , |

At several companies I worked for, there was a lot of confusion about the licensing model of Oracle. The general feeling was that they paid too much for their use of Oracle products, and they were not certain of their compliancy. This post will try to give some clarity about this issue.

Utilizing your IT environment with Oracle Database Appliance

By | July 21st, 2016|Categories: ODA|Tags: , , , , , , |

I admit, I’m a bit of a fan of the Oracle Database Appliance. And I also admit there are some characteristics of the X5-2 ODA’s which made it sometimes a bit hard to fit in the needs of the customer. I’ll come to that later in this post. With the introduction of the two entry-level ODA’s I wrote about in a former blogpost , the ODA X6-2S and the ODA X6-2M, Oracle has made an effort to reach out to the smaller business to fill in their needs. But will it be a succes? This blogpost is about the kind of customer-challenges the ODA (at least one of the series) could be a solution for.

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Oracle Database Appliance X6-2S and X6-2M, filling the gap

By | June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Architecture|Tags: , , |

Oracle introduced the ODA X6-2S and ODA X6-2M. And no, they are not the successor of the quite popular ODA X5-2, which we installed and configured quite a number of times lately. These 2 new machines are the in-between ODA’s, entry level machines for small business. Single node with flash storage, also suitable for Oracle Database Standard Edition 2. But…. commodity hardware is also single node and suitable for all Oracle database Editions, so what’s the gap Oracle is filling between commodity hardware and an ODA X5-2? This post will handle the characteristics of the new ODA X6-2 machines and the differences between commodity hardware and the range of Oracle Database Appliances.

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Connect Oracle Enterprise Manager 13 to Amazon’s Cloudwatch

By | June 1st, 2016|Categories: Database, Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , |

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13C has been introduced as a ‘single pane of glass’. Managing and monitoring all the assets, in or out of the public cloud.

But when creating an RDS- database instance in Amazon’s cloud, it is monitored by Cloudwatch, and it’s not possible to install a so-called Oracle Hybrid Cloud Agent to connect directly to the Oracle Management Service of OEM13c. Luckily there’s a plugin to connect with Cloudwatch. This article will cover the installation of this plugin and connection of OEM13 to the RDS database instance.

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Chargeback in Oracle Enterprise manager 13C

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , , |

Since Oracle Enterprise Manager 12C it is possible to allocate the costs of IT resources to the people of organizations who consume them. This is done through the use of the plugin ‘Consolidation Planning and Chargeback’ .

Pete Sharman wrote an excellent blog about configuring  this plugin in Enterprise Manager 12c, and it’s not my intention to copy his work, so I’d like to focus on complementary stuff regarding Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c.

In this article a short note about how simple it is to install the plugin in OEM13c and of course some important new features within the plugin

Be aware that by using this plugin you need the Cloud Management Pack – license!

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