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

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  • 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.

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.

  • 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
Page Count 394
Course Length 11 hours 49 minutes
ISBN 9781849684781
Date Of Publication 19 Dec 2012


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.