Right after I applied the Oct2014 SPU to our development database, members of our IT staff started complaining that direct-connect connections with ArcCatalog and ArcMap would crash. The app wouldn’t even connect to the database. I tried various things…even upgrading Oracle Client to 18.104.22.168 to match the database version (it was 22.214.171.124) but nothing worked. I even went so far as to enable both 10046 tracing and client-side SQL*Net tracing. In the 10046 trace, I could see where SQL statements were issued to the database.
Oct 2014 Oracle Enterprise Manager Base Platform PSU patches were released on Oct 14, 2014. This includes:
Just had some busy weeks, almost forgot to share this document with you guys, written by my good friend Scott Wardrop.
The VCS Cluster Mintoring Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c provides centralised visibility of Symantec VCS Cluster environments, giving administrators a singe view on component availability and performance at both a cluster and estate level.
Montoring and alerting of VCS components is enabled out-of-the-box
Just crossed this interesting post on Oracle’s blog on Enterprise Manager. When you are in to optimizing your JVMs you might want to take a look at it….
Tuning a production JVM involves more than merely adding more RAM to it via the -Xmx parameter. It depends upon an understanding of how your application truly behaves in a production environment. Most JVM tuning is done by developers with a simulated load in their Development or QA environment. This is unlikely to be truly representative of the production load running on production hardware with regards to proper JVM tuning.
Oracle’s standby databases have been around for a long time now. The primary ships redo to the standby to keep them in sync. It seems to be a natural fit that Oracle has now extended this concept to a backup and recovery appliance. The idea is that you take one backup of your database at the start. That’s it…one backup. No more full or incremental backups. The Oracle database sends redo to the appliance which then applies the redo to the backup on the device. The backup on the appliance is always kept up-to-date.
Just published on Oracle Learning Library: the creation of a basic report in EM12c R4, using BI Publisher
As you might already know, EM12c introduces the ability to create reports using BI Publisher. You should also be aware of the fact that the Information Publisher option (the ‘out of box’ reports that have been in Enterprise Manager since release 10) might not be there in a next major release of EM.
Oracle Learning Library just released an instruction video, showing the configuration of BI Publisher and the BIP Security setup.