Public Cloud consequences with an Oracle environment

By | 2017-02-19T17:38:04+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Categories: Cloud|Tags: , |

The title suggests a negative statement of using a Public Cloud. Well, it isn’t.  I’m convinced the Cloud is the next best thing, with huge advantages for businesses. But companies should be aware of what they choose. A lot of providers, including Oracle, are pushing us to the cloud, Public, […]

Connecting Oracle Management Cloud with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c

By | 2017-02-12T15:09:08+00:00 February 12th, 2017|Categories: Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , |

Let’s clear about this: Oracle Management Cloud (OMC) is NOT a replacement of Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control (OEM CC) or even an equivalant. Rumours are that this will  be Oracle’s policy in a far away future, but in the meantime we focus on what they do best. OEM CC […]

Oracle Database Appliance X6-2L and X6-2 HA, comparing the line

By | 2017-01-07T17:26:45+00:00 January 8th, 2017|Categories: ODA, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

A while ago I published an article about the ODA X6-2S and X6-2M, the new entry level machines for small business. And since then Oracle introduced the ODA X6-2L and the successor of de ODA X5-2: ODA X6-2 HA. Quite a line of ODA’s. But when to choose what […]

Deploying Oracle Management Cloud for Infrastructure Monitoring

By | 2016-12-26T13:39:19+00:00 December 26th, 2016|Categories: Database, Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , , , |

It’s a bit hard to choose the right heading for this article. How do you call setting up Oracle Management Cloud (OMC) – a trial environment – to explore the possibilities for monitoring the infrastructure such as hosts, databases, middleware. You don’t have to install OMC – it’s already there […]

Saving money by understanding Oracle licenses – part II

By | 2016-08-31T07:41:37+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

In part 1 the basics were explained. In this part II other topics will be treated. This post will treat topics like virtualizing, engineered systems, SE2, Unlimited License Agreements, Cloud and other stuff. Whenever I can I will link to other posts. Comments or additions are welcome.

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Save money by understanding the Oracle licensing model – part I

By | 2016-08-29T16:41:17+00:00 August 28th, 2016|Categories: Database, licensing, Meta-DBA|Tags: , |

At several companies I worked for, there was a lot of confusion about the licensing model of Oracle. The general feeling was that they paid too much for their use of Oracle products, and they were not certain of their compliancy. This post will try to give some clarity about this issue.

Utilizing your IT environment with Oracle Database Appliance

By | 2016-07-21T08:40:50+00:00 July 21st, 2016|Categories: ODA|Tags: , , , , , , |

I admit, I’m a bit of a fan of the Oracle Database Appliance. And I also admit there are some characteristics of the X5-2 ODA’s which made it sometimes a bit hard to fit in the needs of the customer. I’ll come to that later in this post. With the […]

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

By | 2016-06-22T09:27:05+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Architecture|Tags: , , |

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 […]

Connect Oracle Enterprise Manager 13 to Amazon’s Cloudwatch

By | 2016-05-27T16:10:41+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Categories: Database, Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , |

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 […]

Chargeback in Oracle Enterprise manager 13C

By | 2016-05-25T14:09:53+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Categories: Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , , |

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 […]