Oracle Database Appliance X6-2S and X6-2M, filling the gap

Oracle introduced the ODA X6-2S and ODA X6-2M. And no, they are not the successor of the quite popular ODA X5-2, which we installed and configured quite a number of times lately. These 2 new machines are the in-between ODA’s, entry level machines for small business. Single node with flash storage, also suitable for Oracle Database Standard Edition 2. But…. commodity hardware is also single node and suitable for all Oracle database Editions, so what’s the gap Oracle is filling between commodity hardware and an ODA X5-2? This post will handle the characteristics of the new ODA X6-2 machines and the differences between commodity hardware and the range of Oracle Database Appliances.

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By | June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Architecture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Connect Oracle Enterprise Manager 13 to Amazon’s Cloudwatch

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13C has been introduced as a ‘single pane of glass’. Managing and monitoring all the assets, in or out of the public cloud.

But when creating an RDS- database instance in Amazon’s cloud, it is monitored by Cloudwatch, and it’s not possible to install a so-called Oracle Hybrid Cloud Agent to connect directly to the Oracle Management Service of OEM13c. Luckily there’s a plugin to connect with Cloudwatch. This article will cover the installation of this plugin and connection of OEM13 to the RDS database instance.

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By | June 1st, 2016|Categories: Database, Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , |0 Comments

Chargeback in Oracle Enterprise manager 13C

Since Oracle Enterprise Manager 12C it is possible to allocate the costs of IT resources to the people of organizations who consume them. This is done through the use of the plugin ‘Consolidation Planning and Chargeback’ .

Pete Sharman wrote an excellent blog about configuring  this plugin in Enterprise Manager 12c, and it’s not my intention to copy his work, so I’d like to focus on complementary stuff regarding Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c.

In this article a short note about how simple it is to install the plugin in OEM13c and of course some important new features within the plugin

Be aware that by using this plugin you need the Cloud Management Pack – license!

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By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Why go to a seminar or conference?

Developing a solid business case for going to a conference is not always easy. Most of the time the company culture dictates the succes-rate of your attempt.

The necessity for your own development is of great importance to you but is most of the time not the prevailing factor for the company. So how to convince your manager that it is of vital importance for the company that you will attend the conference ?

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By | May 18th, 2016|Categories: Event Cal.|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Migrating Red Hat Linux subscription to Oracle

I never realized in depth the difference between a Linux subscription and a license. Linux is open source, so the software itself is for free. No license to use it is required. But when you buy a Linux support subscription, you are legally entitled to download the ISO images of the binary distribution, download bug fixes, raise bugs and get support from a distributor. Hmm… that sounds pretty much the same as a license. But… with a subscription you can switch to another, cheaper support provider for the same product. It’s quite the same as switching your energy-supplier to another company.

So why not change the subscription of Red Hat Linux to Oracle – without changing a bit of RHEL and no downtime involved. And save money, because the subscription of Oracle looks cheaper (!). The distribution of  Oracle Linux is binary compatible with Red Hat Linux, and will provide the same updates and errata.

Is it really that simple to save money? Or are there important pitfalls? Is it worth investigating for Red Hat based datacenters? And … is a Red Hat Linux, maintained by Oracle still a Red Hat Linux, or do you call it Oracle Linux with RHEL compatible kernel? Lots of questions. Let’s take a closer look.

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By | March 19th, 2016|Categories: Architecture|Tags: , , , |1 Comment