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Middleware Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 10g R5

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Arvind Maheshwari, Debu Panda

Monitor, diagnose, and maximize the system performance of Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions using this book and eBook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781847198341
Paperback350 pages

About This Book

  • Manage your Oracle Fusion Middleware and non-Oracle middleware applications effectively and efficiently using Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Conrol
  • Implement proactive monitoring to maximize application performance
  • Best practices and troubleshooting tips to manage your middleware and SOA applications for optimal service levels and reduced down time from Oracle Product Managers
  • A Hands-on tutorial detailing Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control's management of Middleware

Who This Book Is For

This book is targeted at Middleware Administrators, IT Architects, and System Administrators who want to monitor, diagnose, and maximize the system performance of Oracle

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Fusion Middleware solutions.
The book assumes basic knowledge of middleware/application server management. It can also be used by Database Administrators who want to become Middleware Administrators.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Enterprise Manager Grid Control
Key features of Enterprise Manager Grid Control
Enterprise Manager product family
Products managed by Enterprise Manager
Enterprise Manager Architecture
Summary
Chapter 2: Installing Enterprise Manager Grid Control
Installation procedure
Starting and stopping Grid Control
Starting and stopping OMS
Starting and stopping the repository database
Summary
Chapter 3: Enterprise Manager Key Concepts and Subsystems
Target
Monitoring
Configuration management
Job
Notification system
Provisioning
Service Level Management
Information publishing
Summary
Chapter 4: Managing Oracle WebLogic Server
Introducing WebLogic Server
Monitoring WebLogic Server
Performance monitoring
Jobs and corrective action
Configuration management
Service level management
Role based access control
Summary
Chapter 5: Managing Oracle Application Server
Discovery and Target Model
Tasks for Oracle Applications Server Administrator
Summary
Chapter 6: Managing Forms and Reports Services and Applications
Architecture of Oracle Forms and Reports Services
Monitoring of Oracle Forms and Reports Services
Discovery of Oracle Forms and Reports Server
Monitoring Forms applications
Configure your Windows client
Configure SSL certificate
Creating a Forms System
Forms and Reports provisioning
Summary
Chapter 7: SOA Management — BPEL Management
Introducing BPEL Process Manager
Discovery of BPEL Process Manager
Monitoring BPEL PM and BPEL processes
Configuration management
Lifecycle Management for BPEL PM
Best practices for BPEL PM management and monitoring
Summary
Chapter 8: SOA Management — OSB (aka ALSB) Management
Introducing Oracle Service Bus (OSB)
Discovery of Oracle Service Bus
Monitoring OSB and OSB services
Configuration management for Oracle Service Bus
Lifecycle management for Oracle Service Bus
OSB best practices
Summary
Chapter 9: Managing Identity Manager Suite
Oracle Identity Management targets
Discovery of Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite
Discovery of Identity Server
Monitoring Identity and Access Management Suite
Service level management
Configuration management
Summary
Chapter 10: Managing Coherence Cluster
Coherence overview
Discovery of the Coherence cluster
Monitoring of Coherence cluster
Comparing and propagating changes
Provisioning the Coherence cluster
Summary
Chapter 11: Managing Non-Oracle Middleware
Non-Oracle middleware support
Managing open source middleware
Managing JBoss Application Server
Managing IBM middleware
Best practices for managing non-Oracle Java middleware
Managing Microsoft Middleware
Service Level Monitoring for third-party targets
Summary
Chapter 12: Java and Composite Applications Monitoring and Diagnostics
Composite Application Monitor and Modeler
Application Diagnostics for Java (AD4J)
Summary
Chapter 13: Building Your Monitoring Plug-in
Introducing Sun Java Web Server
How plug-ins work
Exercise — monitor Sun Java Web Server
Overview of artefacts used for monitoring of Sun Java Web Server
Packaging and deploying a plug-in
Advance features for plug-ins
Summary
Chapter 14: Best Practices for Managing Middleware Components Using Enterprise Manager
Provisioning
Routine monitoring
Configuration management
Configuration compliance
Lifecycle management
Information publishing
Summary

What You Will Learn

You will:

  • Gain a deep understanding of the challenges in managing middleware platforms and applications
  • Understand the architecture of Enterprise Manager, and how  best to set it up
  • Discover middleware platforms (WebLogic, OC4J, BPEL, OSB, Coherence, Oracle Forms and Reports, etc. and non-Oracle middleware) from Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • Monitor event notifications and diagnostics for middleware platforms and Java EE/Composite applications
  • Create and export application service levels
  • Manage middleware and application configurations
  • Provision your middleware platform
  • Build plug-ins for new target types

In Detail

Today's IT environment is very complex, encompassing a myriad of technologies and middleware platforms. Many organizations have large and heterogeneous middleware platforms that power their enterprise applications and it is often a real challenge for administrators to meet agreed service levels and minimize downtime. Oracle Enterprise Manager allows administrators to manage the complete lifecycle of an entire application infrastructure for middleware and SOA applications.

This book will help you kick-start the setup of Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control and master all aspects of middleware management supported by Oracle Enterprise Manager.

This book, written by senior members of the Oracle team serves as the only hands on guide to provisioning middleware and implementing proactive monitoring to maximize application performance and compliance using Oracle Enterprise Manager.

The book starts with an introduction to the challenges faced by middleware administrators in their everyday life, and how Oracle Enterprise Manager helps solve those challenges. This book will help you manage your middleware infrastructure and applications effectively and efficiently using Oracle Enterprise Manager. By following the practical examples in this book you will learn to proactively monitor your production middleware applications running on Oracle Application Server, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle SOA suite (such as Oracle BPEL Process manager), Oracle Server Bus, and Oracle Coherence. You will also learn different aspects to proactive monitoring and alert notifications, service level and incident management, diagnostics for production applications, lifecycle automation using out-of-the-box deployment procedures, and patching mechanisms. This book also helps you to master best practices for managing your middleware and SOA applications for optimal service performance and reduced down time.

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