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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
About the Authors
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In this chapter we learnt about complexity in managing Oracle Service Bus. Through some exercises we saw how EM can simplify these complexities. The key takeaways before you move to the next chapter is:

  • OSB is used to integrate disparate services.

  • We need to manage the whole OSB eco system, as the availability and performance of OSB is dependent on the availability and performance of any related component.

  • You can do basic monitoring of OSB services using metrics. For OSB we have metrics at proxy service, business service, and message flow level.

  • For advanced monitoring you need to monitor performance of proxy, business service endpoints and BPEL eco system. Enterprise Manager provides a model to support that.

  • Enterprise Manager provides very fine-grained metrics for message flow, where throughput, and error metrics are available for each step in message flow.

  • You can use configuration management to keep track of configuration changes.

  • The software library can be used to keep OSB resources...