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

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

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 394 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : December 2012
ISBN : 1849684782
ISBN 13 : 9781849684781
Author(s) : Porus Homi Havewala (Oracle Certified Master)
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Enterprise, Oracle

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Chaos at Data Centers
Chapter 2: Enter Oracle Cloud Control
Chapter 3: Ease the Chaos with Performance Management
Chapter 4: Ease the Chaos with Configuration Management and Security Compliance
Chapter 5: Ease the Chaos with Automated Provisioning
Chapter 6: Ease the Chaos with Automated Patching
Chapter 7: Ease the Chaos with Change Management
Chapter 8: Ease the Chaos with Test Data Management
Chapter 9: Ease the Chaos with Data Masking
Chapter 10: Ease the Chaos with Exadata Management
Chapter 11: Real-life Examples and Case Studies, and It's a Wrap: The Future is the Cloud
          • Chapter 5: Ease the Chaos with Automated Provisioning
            • Lifecycle management
            • First steps: Software Library
            • Provisioning library
            • Provisioning profiles
            • Deployment procedures
              • Customization
              • Lock down
              • Configuration details
              • Compliance standards
              • Granting permissions to the Provisioning Operator
              • Running EM as the Provisioning Operator
              • Running the procedure
              • Other possibilities
            • Summary
              • Chapter 7: Ease the Chaos with Change Management
                • Change management
                • Schema comparison
                • Schema Change Plan
                • Schema synchronization
                  • Synchronization rules and mode
                  • Synchronization results
                  • Executing the synchronization
                  • Synchronization without a Change Plan
                • Data comparison
                • Continuous comparison
                • Use cases
                • Summary
                • Chapter 8: Ease the Chaos with Test Data Management
                  • Test Data Management
                    • Creating packages
                    • Creating the Application Data Model
                  • Data subsetting
                    • Applications
                    • Table rules
                    • Rule parameters
                    • Space estimates
                    • Pre/Post subset script
                  • Generate subset
                  • Benefits and capabilities
                  • Summary
                  • Chapter 9: Ease the Chaos with Data Masking
                    • Finding sensitive data
                    • Creating data masking definitions
                      • New capabilities
                      • Adding columns to mask
                      • Defining the masking format
                      • Advanced options
                      • Generated Script
                      • Scheduling the job
                      • Testing the results
                    • Format library
                    • Benefits and capabilities
                    • Summary
                    • Chapter 10: Ease the Chaos with Exadata Management
                      • Meeting the challenges
                      • Discovering Exadata
                        • Adding the hosts
                        • Adding non-host targets
                        • Adding the cluster and databases
                      • Monitoring and managing Exadata
                        • Database machine resource utilization
                        • Exadata grid
                        • Infiniband network
                        • Database performance pages
                      • Total capabilities
                      • Summary

                        Porus Homi Havewala (Oracle Certified Master)

                        Porus Homi Havewala works as the Senior Manager (for database management) in the Enterprise Technology Program Office of Oracle Corporation, based in Singapore, and specializes in Oracle Enterprise Manager. He is a double Oracle Certified Master (OCM) in 10g and 11g, as well as the first Oracle employee ACE in the country. He was awarded the prestigious Oracle ACE Director title by Oracle HQ in 2008. There are less than 150 Oracle ACE Directors in the entire world and Porus
                        was the very first Oracle ACE and ACE Director in Singapore – a recognition of his outstanding achievements in the Oracle world.

                        Porus has had extensive experience in Oracle technology since 1994; this includes him working as a Senior Production DBA, Principal Database Consultant, Database Architect, E-Business Technical DBA, Development DBA, and Database Designer and Modeler (using Oracle Designer). He has published numerous articles on Oracle Enterprise Manager on OTN, and has created http://enterprise-manager., one of the world's first blogs dedicated to Enterprise Manager (with Oracle Press Credentials). Porus is also the author of the book, Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control, Rampant TechPress which was published in 2010.

                        He started in the IT industry in the mid-1980s as a Turbo-C programmer in India and then as a dBase/FoxPro Developer in Australia. In the early 1990s he wrote a book on Microsoft FoxPro, which was his first published technical work. He entered the heady world of Oracle technology from 1994 as an Oracle DBA/Developer (using Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports, and Oracle Designer).

                        In Telstra, the largest telecommunications company in Australia, Porus was the Senior Database Consultant in the central DBA team for a number of years and was responsible for database standards, database architecture, and the architecture, setup, and management of the first production Enterprise Manager Grid Control site in the world. He next worked in Oracle ACS India (Mumbai), and then with an Oracle Platinum Partner, S&I Systems in Singapore, before rejoining Oracle in the same city.

                        Porus is an enthusiast for Oracle technology, especially Oracle Enterprise Manager, on which he has conducted popular seminars and webinars for large MNCs, and implemented this powerful enterprise toolset. The following is a full list of his published technical articles and white papers on the Oracle Technical Network (OTN). A couple of these articles were in the most popular OTN article list in 2009. The OTN is the world's largest community of developers, DBAs, and architects.

                        Published white papers on OTN include:

                        • Advanced Uses of Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g
                        • Managing Oracle Applications with Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g

                        Published technical articles on OTN include:

                        • Using Grid Control with Filer Snapshotting
                        • Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control Architecture for Very Large Sites
                        • Oracle RMAN Backups: Pushing the Easy Button
                        • Patch a Thousand Databases, Using Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control
                        • Easy Disaster Proof Production with Grid Control
                        • Using Oracle GoldenGate for Real-Time Data Integration
                        • Mask Your Secrets Using Oracle Enterprise Manager
                        • Manage Mass Provisioning Using Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control
                        • Overview of Oracle EM Management Packs
                        • Provision Your Oracle RAC Systems Using Oracle Enterprise Manager
                        • Ease the Chaos with Automated Patching: Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c

                        For the Internet links to the articles and white papers, please see the blog entry:


                        In early 2009, Porus was also voted leader of the Oracle RAC Special Interest Group (SIG) in Singapore, a rotating position he held for 2 years.


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                        The Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c installation is recommended to be on Bundle Patch 1 ( BP1 ) if it is not already on that patch level. Note that applying the BP1 will not change the EM12c< version, since it is not a new release or even a patch set of Enterprise Manager. The method to verify that the bundle patch has been applied is to use the opatch utility in the OMS home. In the opatch output, you should see that the BP1 patch has been applied, which is patch 13242773 .
                        Please refer to the My Oracle Support ( MOS) reference document for applying the BP1 patch. The document ID is 1393173.1, and it is titled Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Workbook for Applying Bundle Patch 1 (February 2012) and Plugins .

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                        What you will learn from this book

                        • Get started straight away by installing Enterprise Manager 12c or upgrading from earlier versions
                        • Learn how to discover components automatically, collect configuration information and allow configuration comparisons
                        • Enforce security compliance with frameworks, standards and rules including real-time configuration change detection
                        • Master Oracle Enterprise Manager techniques for automated provisioning and patching, using the new Designer/Operator role separation
                        • Understand the powerful database change management capabilities of Enterprise Manager
                        • Take advantage of Oracle Enterprise Manager to discover, monitor and manage the powerful Exadata Database Machine
                        • Use Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control effectively to resolve typical Data Center chaos
                        • Learn about the new Performance Management capabilities of Enterprise Manager 12c.

                        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.


                        This book is a practical step-by-step tutorial with screenshots for carrying out tasks showing you how to manage and administer your data center with Oracle Enterprise Manager. 

                        It is packed with best practices and tips that will help you benefit from the author's extensive experience of working with Oracle Enterprise Manager since at least a decade, and combined with his 25+ years IT industry experience.

                        Who this book is for

                        If you are a Data Center, IT or Database Team manager who wants to take advantage of the automation and compliance benefits of Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control, then Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Managing Data Center Chaos is for you. CTOs will also find this book useful.

                        Experience of Enterprise Manager is not essential as the author’s experience tells you all you need to know about getting started with Enterprise Manager. More experienced readers will learn about the brand new capabilities of the 12c release.

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