Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Other Advice

Senior Consultant at Cloud Integrators Limited
I find that this product is highly complete because it points to almost everything in the environment. This includes the hardware, the operating system, the database, and the applications. The primary users of this solution are system administrators. There is a challenge in upgrading from a previous version, such as 11c, to version 12c. It comes about because version 12c has a new Enterprise Manager Control, which is limited in terms of features, but does contain functionality for administrators to support customer IT environments and maintain uptime. Many of my customers were reluctant to upgrade immediately after version 12c came out. Rather, they were more comfortable waiting for the second release. With this, many customers in East Africa have begun to adopt the new environment. Most of the bugs that were present in the first release have been fixed in the second. There are some customers who are discouraged by how often there are major releases of this solution. It seems that almost every two years, a new product comes onto the market. Some customers have complained, for example, that a new version is about to be released, but they have not yet upgraded to the current version. In our domain, one of the biggest challenges is that the customers take a long time to adopt some of the new technology. Sometimes, by the time they get to understand the benefits and features of the newer product, it is too late. Some customers have inquired about backup and recovery, and whether this solution will recover from the loss of data. This is something that depends on customer policy. Different customers will try different backup solutions, such as Snapshot, or using a High Availability approach that integrates Oracle Data Guard with Real Application Clusters (RAC) or Oracle GoldenGate. The Cloud Control solution is responsible for the management of everything within the environment, so it is not something that controls backup and recovery. Rather, it streamlines the management of services, environment, and application workload. There is also an issue in this industry with a lack of people in pre-sales who have technical expertise in the products. Because of this, some customers are misguided. My advice is to make sure that you speak with somebody with such expertise before moving forward with any solution. In summary, I would highly recommend this solution. As an engineer, over the years I have found it highly cumbersome and hectic when monitoring many services and applications. It becomes difficult to be able to meet your SLA, or service-level targets. But, with Oracle Cloud Control, you are able to meet your SLA targets. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. View full review »
Database & Flexcube System Administrator at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
To implement, you need to have a good server with a reasonable CPU, and good RAM on the server. You need to check the configurations that need to be done on each database where you want to install the Oracle agent, so it will be automatic; you need to make some changes on the host, the host that you want to register. I don’t think there is anything else complex in order to do this. I would rate this product an eight out of 10. To be a 10 it needs to be more viable for using it for middleware software. View full review »
Saaim Abrar Abrar
MACS Snr CP, Senior Oracle Consultant at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
If people know their environment, they will know what product suits their business department and needs. If they are happier using Oracle applications or customer applications based in Java and Oracle products. Cloud Control is much better for us. I would rate it an eight out of ten because I found it very helpful, proactive, and easy to manage I didn't give it 10, because of the support. I don't find the support very professional. View full review »
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Robin Upcott
Database Engineer
Its one of those products that you can, and should customise to your own requirements. Don't expect a one off install then leave it to take care of itself. Proper procedures will greatly assist, and time spent discovering features can be very rewarding. Agent deployment is straight forwards, and the agents are light weight and easily maintainable View full review »
Franky Weber Faust
Database Administrator at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
If you have a considerable number of Oracle Databases and they are very critical, I suggest you use this product. It eases administration, mainly regarding performance management and troubleshooting. View full review »
Database Administrator at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use the on-premises deployment model. I would rate this solution seven out of ten. View full review »
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