Oracle Enterprise Manager Review

As a DBA contractor, I like the ability to be able to group my hosts/targets and set up different configurations to monitor based on the needs of my clients.


Valuable Features

As a DBA contractor, I like the ability to be able to group my hosts/targets and set up different configurations to monitor based on the needs of my clients.

Improvements to My Organization

It has made my job easier in that I can put my focus on certain elements at the whim of my client.

Room for Improvement

The one area was the process of setting up targets and hosts as it seems rather lengthy and repetitive. There should be a way to merge some of the steps together.

Use of Solution

As a DBA contractor, I have been using this solution/configuration since 2013. I started with the upgrade from 11 to 12.

Deployment Issues

I have had no issues deploying it.

Stability Issues

There have been no issues with the stability.

Scalability Issues

I have no issues scaling it as needed.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

Customer service has been consistently excellent.

Technical Support:

Technical support has been consistently excellent.

Previous Solutions

My client has always been Oracle based.

Initial Setup

With the proper available documentation the setup, although lengthy, was straightforward for the most part.

Implementation Team

Implementation was done in-house. My advice, based on the upgrade that we performed, is to create a "sandbox" to "play" in and test, test, test and document, document, document.

We documented with great detail each step and the time it would take. We ran tests in the sandbox to ensure that the upgrade would work. It was very successful and ran into virtually no problems.

Other Advice

Do some research, follow the documentation and any advise that might be out there. The Oracle communities are good sources.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We're partners.
3 Comments
UserUser

I have been using it for past 8 years... and every year i see many enhancements in this product... really enjoying the graphical output and the metrics enhancements which makes our life easy by prompting the notifications at the set thresholds

20 September 16
User with 1,001-5,000 employeesUser

The automated alerts and notifications are key. Helps tide us admin through former sleepless nights. informs us proactively.

20 September 16
User at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employeesUser

I agree that it is helpful to group targets.

20 September 16
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