Oracle Enterprise Manager Review

OEM 12c - fairly straight forward on all ends, minor stability issues that resolved itself


What is most valuable?

Real Time monitoring i.e SQL Monitoring and the ADDM

How has it helped my organization?

We have setup dashboards for the SMT (Senior Management Team) to give them a traffic light system on a very high level – enough for them to know that all systems are up and available

What needs improvement?

Costs of add-on’s and management packs i.e AWS (Amazon) and Golden Gate

For how long have I used the solution?

3-4 years across 3 different jobs.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

None, quite straight forward (having already deployed and installed weblogic before)

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Just on a few occasions agent connectivity to repository would fail resulting in “stuck” messages on the OEM screens, resolved itself overnight – weird?

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: ExcellentTechnical Support: Excellent

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Just the old OEM 10g/11g

How was the initial setup?

Fairly straight forward. The download zip files have everything you need in one place and instructions are simple to follow for those who have experience in Oracle installations.

What about the implementation team?

Installed by DBATEAM onsite

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Setup costs are absorbed by the Enterprise licenses we already hold, but as we run OEM from Amazon cloud services we have daily costs for server/disk/networks etc. Hard to give a figure as it depends on what Amazon service we use

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No

What other advice do I have?

If you are already paying for enterprises licenses then it’s rude not to use it!
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarIT Manager
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Hello Kal Heer,

Can we setup Dashboards, based on users' role in an organization ?

author avatarUser at University of Missouri - Kansas City
Vendor

I've had some trouble deploying agents.

author avatarUser at California Department of Corrections
Vendor

I like that I can purchase different modules to monitor my database, weblogic and E-business suite all under one tool.

author avatarUser at Asian Development Bank
Vendor

The number of plugins available makes this tool quite valuable for enterprise.