Friday, October 21, 2016

Reasons to upgrade to Enterprise Manager 13.2

By Sudip Datta-Oracle
Before, during and after the Open World, I have received numerous queries on the release of Enterprise Manager 13.2. This is an important release for Enterprise Manager 12c customers whose Premier Support expires this month and who traditionally wait for the release 2 of any product before upgrading, and for customers who have already upgraded to 13c, but want their critical issues addressed. And there are specific capabilities that are sought for by a specific set of customers, for example, security-sensitive customers have been asking for TLS 1.2 support. 
Se here we are, announcing the release of Enterprise Manager 13.2. The primary focus of this release was around security, scalability and availability of the platform. Some long pending requirements have been addressed in the release. First, comes the support for TLS1.2. The communication between the agent and OMS, the agent and the targets, and in case of target types such as database, between the OMS and the targets are now secure with TLS1.2 protocol. Second, Enterprise Manager 13.2 supports IPv6 addresses, allowing targets to be managed on IPv6-enabled hosts. Lastly, for ensuring higher availability of the Enterprise Manager platform, the "Always On" Monitoring feature has now been certified to run on a different host than the OMS.
Enterprise Manager 13.2 continues to improve upon the 13c theme of having a unified hardware and software management. The highlights in this area include better engineered systems and infrastructure management with the support for Exadata X6-2, X6-8 and Oracle VM 3.4 (and therefore the latest PCA models). Couple of other improvements in infrastructure management worth mentioning, are seamless ASR integration for hardware telemetry and Solaris Compliance checks.
Management of database and middleware platforms continues to evolve in this release. The fleet-maintenance feature, first introduced in 12cR5, can now support a wider range of database configurations, making patching really simple for cloud-scale environments. For Fusion Middleware, Enterprise Manager now supports Weblogic 12.2.x, enabling customers to enjoy the benefits of multitenancy for their Weblogic platform. Some of the benefits can also be enjoyed in a hybrid environment, as on-prem targets as well as DBCS, JCS and SOACS targets can be managed by a single Enterprise Manager instance.
Visit the OTN page to get more information on Enterprise Manager 13c.

By Sudip Datta, Oracle.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Oracle Open World

My latest Oracle Press "Oracle Database Cloud Cookbook" being sold at Oracle Open World this week. Grab a copy.





Thursday, September 8, 2016

Another great review

The book has also been reviewed by Rob Zoeteweij who is an Oracle ACE, Enterprise Manager expert, specialist and trainer. He also has his own Linkedin group on Enterprise Manager.

His review is on the following link. Thanks Rob.

https://oemgc.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/i-would-highly-recommend-reading-his-book/

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016

Oracle Database Cloud Cookbook published

Friends,

If you want to know more about the Oracle Private/Hybrid Database Cloud using
the latest Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c, then this is the book.

Just published on August 5th 2016, and achieved Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11 in all Oracle Books.  Read more about the book in my LinkediIn Pulse post:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/oracle-database-cloud-cookbook-porus-homi-havewala-ocm-

This book will also be available in Oracle Open World.

Regards,

Porus Homi Havewala
(Oracle Certified Master)
(Oracle ACE Director Alumni)

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

My New Udemy course "Oracle Private Database Cloud"


Friends,


Happy to announce that I have created and published my very first Udemy course on the "Oracle Private Database cloud" as an Udemy Premium Instructor. In this course, I am explaining the set up of the private database cloud and actually demo'ing the different "database/snapclone/schema/pdb-as-a-service" capabilties in action. I hope you find this course beneficial.

About This Course:

Published 6/2016 English




Course Description:

This course will introduce you to the concepts of the Oracle Private Database cloud. You will be taught techniques for building, configuring, and managing a private database cloud with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Cloud Control. Learn best practices for a wide variety of different approaches--Database as a Service, Snap Clone as a Service, Schema as a Service, and Pluggable Database as a Service. The course also explains how to use the Oracle Cloud REST API for performing Database as a Service.

You will gain a reasonable understanding of how to architect, configure, and manage every component in a private database cloud lifecycle. Learn from an Oracle Certified Master, previous Oracle ACE Director, and experienced computing writer (three books published on Oracle Enterprise Manager).

What are the requirements? 
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c installed on a sandbox server - Enterprise Manager Cloud Control is the main driving engine for the Oracle private database cloud
  • Oracle Database Enteprise Edition Homes installed for 11g and 12c
  • Oracle Databases created - 11g for SChaaS and 12c container database for PDBaaS
  • Alternatively, you can follow the lectures without an actual install of the software

What are you going to get from this course?
  • Understand the concepts and requirements of the Oracle Private Database Cloud
  • Learn techniques and best practices for building, configuring, and managing a private database cloud with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Cloud Control
  • Set up the foundation of the Oracle Private Database Cloud - including the Enterprise Manager Software Library, Enterprise Manager Self update, User Privileges and Roles for self-service, and the PaaS Infrastructure Zones
  • Set up and Configure Database as a Service and Snap Clone as a Service - Database Pools, Quotas, Database Profiles, Database sizes, Service Templates, Request Settings
  • See Database as a Service in action using the Enterprise Manager Self-Service console
  • See Snap Clone as a Service in action using the Enterprise Manager Self-Service console
  • Set up and Configure Schema as a Service - Schema Pools, Quotas, Schema Profiles, Service Templates, Request Settings
  • See Schema as a Service in action using the Enterprise Manager Self-Service console
  • Set up and Configure PDB as a Service - PDB Pools, Quotas, PDB Profiles, Service Templates, Request Settings
  • See PDB as a Service in action using the Enterprise Manager Self-Service console
  • Understand how to use the Cloud REST API for performing Database as a Service, using the REST client in Google Chrome, and why you would use the Cloud REST API instead of the Enterprise Manager Self Service Console
  • Understand the next course of action and further reading material

What is the target audience?
  • Students who want to get a basic understanding of the setup, configuration and actual use of the capabilities of the Oracle Private Database Cloud
  • Students who want to understand the use of Oracle Enterprise Manager for Database as a Service, Snap clone as a Service, Schema as a Service and PDB as a Service
  • Students who want to use the Cloud REST API for self-service in their own customized orchestration engine
  • Students should have a basic understanding of Oracle Database install/administration concepts, and Oracle Enterprise Manager adminstrator concepts

I hope this course is beneficial to you and your careers. Please do recommend to your friends and colleagues as well. All the Best.

Regards,

Porus Homi Havewala (OCM).

Friday, March 25, 2016

Announcing my new Oracle Database Cloud Cookbook from Oracle Press

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to announce my new book "Oracle Database Cloud Cookbook with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Cloud Control" to be published by Oracle Press, and is now available as a pre-order from Amazon. The Amazon link is:

http://www.amazon.com/Database-Cookbook-Enterprise-Manager-Control/dp/0071833536

This practical Oracle Press guide Oracle Database Cloud Cookbook with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Cloud Control teaches cutting-edge techniques for building, configuring, and managing a secure private database cloud with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c. This hands-on volume lays out ready-to-deploy roadmaps for the design and maintenance of high-performance private database clouds using Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c. Learn best practices for a wide variety of different approaches--Database as a Service, Snap Clone as a Service, Schema as a Service, and Pluggable Database as a Service along with setting up chargeback for all of these. The book also explains how to use the RESTful API for performing DBaaS, SCHaaS and PDBaaS, and gives step by step instructions to set up the Oracle Database Hybrid Cloud using the Enterprise Manager Hybrid Gateway to connect to the Oracle Public Database Cloud.

Oracle Database Cloud Cookbook with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Cloud Control thoroughly explains how to architect, configure, and manage every component in a private/hybrid database cloud lifecycle. You will get an insider's solutions for securing your cloud-based infrastructure, generating reliable RMAN backups, and protecting your mission-critical enterprise information using Oracle Data Guard. This comprehensive volume from Oracle Press features detailed, step-by-step instructions with multiple screen shots and diagrams that illustrate each technique along the way.


  • Real-world examples and case studies illustrate applications in various industries
  • Offers essential skills for cloud administrators and DBAs
  • Author is an Oracle Certified Master, previous Oracle ACE director, and experienced computing writer
Table of Contents:
Ch. 1: Consolidation Planning for the Cloud
Ch. 2: Database as a Service
Ch. 3: Schema as a Service
Ch. 4: Pluggable Database as a Service
Ch. 5: Hybrid Database Cloud
Ch. 6: Using the RESTful API
Ch. 7: Managing Database Backups
Ch. 8: Managing Standby Databases


(Mockup of my new book's cover. This is a draft version of the cover.)

The publisher has confirmed the publication date to be August 2016.

Hope all my readers will enjoy this book which I have written in easy to understand English. Please recommend to your friends as well.

Regards,

Porus Homi Havewala.

Disclaimer

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