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Middleware Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 10g R5

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Middleware Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 10g R5

Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Middleware Management with Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 10g R5
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In this chapter, we learnt about the key subsystems of Enterprise Manager Grid Control. We learnt about the major building blocks for each of the subsystems. Here are the key takeaways from this chapter.

  • Users should be aware of subsystems of enterprise software.

  • Target subsystem provides support for target type definition and target lifecycle. Target type definition contains attributes, metric definition, and associations with other targets.

  • Monitoring subsystem provides support for collecting metrics, aggregating metrics, and raising alerts.

  • Configuration management provides support for policy definitions and conformance of policies in datacenter; any non-conformance is raised as policy violation.

  • As best practice, you should use monitoring templates to define the metrics threshold and policies across targets.

  • Job system provides scheduling mechanism. Job library provides ready-run jobs where the parameters are already filled in and any operator can execute the jobs. You can use Multi...