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 […]

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.

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 […]

Implementing ORAchk in Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c

By | 2016-02-03T08:47:34+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Database, Meta-DBA|Tags: , |

Heard about it at Oracle OpenWorld 2015: A new feature in Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c is the possibility to incorporate ORAchk, the healthcheck tool for databases, RAC and Engineered Systems.

This post is about downloading (and importing), deploying and provisioning the ORAchk-plugin. Spoiler-alert: there’s downtime involved of the OMS.

There are two […]

Oracle OpenWorld 2015 – a customer’s perspective

By | 2016-02-03T08:49:54+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Architecture, Database|Tags: , , |

At the start of the each year, I always take the time to look back on the year we left behind. Last year, one of my most memorable experiences was Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. The event has always been an overwhelming experience, but this year it seemed even more so. […]

Keeping track of Oracle licenses with OEM12c – reports

By | 2015-05-16T12:32:38+00:00 May 16th, 2015|Categories: Database, licensing|Tags: , , |

Wouldn’t be nice to get regularly informed how (in)compliant you are with Oracle licenses in an easy – centralized – way, and therefore not have to worry about visits of Oracle’s LMS – License Management Services? I think that would be nice for the most of us. Running LMS-scripts on […]

Oracle licenses and the cloud

By | 2015-03-15T10:02:00+00:00 March 15th, 2015|Categories: Database, licensing|Tags: , , , , , |

Suppose the number of Oracle licenses you acquired in the past, is in line with the use. That is, you’re compliant with all the licensing rules Oracle come up with. The  license form you use is the so called ‘Full use’ license, this is the most common license form. Everybody […]

A short guide to networking in Virtual Box with Oracle Linux inside.

By | 2014-12-20T16:54:34+00:00 August 17th, 2014|Categories: Database|Tags: , , , , , , |

This post is intended to be a dummy guide, best practices, or whatever you call it…   about setting up a network while working with virtual boxes on a desk- or laptop. I was setting up a virtual box environment with several Virtual Boxes on my laptop, and as I’m not […]