Thursday, April 13, 2006
Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g V2
Finally Oracle has a decent tool for administering the oracle enterprise - and so much more. I have been a staunch well documented and card carrying member of the anti-oem group for many years now. We just got OEM installed onto a linux server and agents on our big HPUX iron and our windoze box. I was concerned when I saw that the agent download for HPUX was 600+ meg. But it installed quick and easy. The install blew up our one and only windows server, but to me, that is a good thing - one more nail in the coffin for us getting rid of the server. It didn't blow up the test windows box, so we were a little surprised. The information is correct, the overhead is minimal, and it just plain works. We are in the process of reducing the number of checking scripts that run and populate a home grown monitoring database and are beginning to rely on OEM. One of the items that pushed me over the edge to allow it to be installed was the appartenly vapourware OEM2GO product. I should have guessed it wasn't as documented since the documentation reads like a marketing brochure. If anybody has managed to use OEM2GO on their PDA's please speak up any useful tips or hidden documentation would be wonderful. I can connect to OEM with my PDA, but it is the full blown version of OEM and the poor PDA can't handle it.