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 […]

Why go to a seminar or conference?

By | 2016-05-18T10:15:05+00:00 May 18th, 2016|Categories: Event Cal.|Tags: , , |

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 […]

Migrating Red Hat Linux subscription to Oracle

By | 2016-03-19T10:48:57+00:00 March 19th, 2016|Categories: Architecture|Tags: , , , |

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 […]

Modifying BI Publisher reports in Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c, e.g. ‘Database Usage Tracking Summary’;

By | 2016-02-27T16:19:31+00:00 February 27th, 2016|Categories: Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , , |

Recently I bumped into an annoying bug in the code of a report, wrote about it a while ago, notified Oracle. And they has confirmed that a new version of this specific report is in development phase.

But.. a report can be modified, so if it’s not that hard, […]

Oracle Public Cloud Confusion

By | 2016-02-19T10:10:36+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

I always thought I could address the main differences between private and public cloud. Oracle announced the ‘Oracle Private Cloud Machine’ at Oracle Open World 2015 which runs locally, offering a private cloud for an organization. Then Oracle decided to rename it to ‘Oracle Public Cloud Machine’.

And I think a […]

Usage Tracking Reports, using Oracle Enterprise Manager 13C as a SAM tool

By | 2016-02-04T11:07:16+00:00 February 4th, 2016|Categories: Architecture, licensing, Oracle Enterprise Manager|Tags: , , , |

Still loving the idea to use Oracle Enterprise Manager as a ‘kind of ‘ Software Asset Management Tool, and get regular centralized reports that tells me what Oracle software is running and if there are changes in use of licenses over time. The necessary data is already there in the […]

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 […]