Oracle Enterprise Manager Review

Able to monitor several other database products across various OS platforms


What is most valuable?

  • Remote administration
  • Corrective actions
  • Custom reports
  • Oracle Secure Backup integration
  • Exadata/SuperCluster plugin

How has it helped my organization?

  • Corrective action reduces the occurrences of business impacting outages.
  • Alerts enable us to proactively address issues.
  • Reporting features allow us to monitor storage usage over time, thus perform effective capacity predictions.

What needs improvement?

OS level integration

Better integration with NetBackup

For how long have I used the solution?

Five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Yes. However, this was due to a storage capacity issue with the repository DB.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

Fair, when needed.

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

Shell scripts. The reasons to switch were obvious.

How was the initial setup?

It was straightforward. It was done in conjunction with consultant support.

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

If you can avoid all that by creating a comprehensive ULA, then that's the route to go.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No.

What other advice do I have?

Excellent product for enterprise monitoring: The tool is able to monitor several other database products across various OS platforms. All database-related tasks can be performed on an Oracle DB from inside this tool.

I do recommend deploying agents on everything you can find, then going to see what useful data exists in your management views.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

12c
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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