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IOUG Oracle EM SIG Techcast on Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

Posted by Kashif Manzoor on September 11th, 2014

I have got an opportunity to present Webinar/TECHCAST arranged by IOUG EM SIG for IOUG Oracle EM SIG Techcast: Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c – How to Achieve Heights of Success. The webcast was presented Wednesday, September 10, at 12 noon CDT.

Recording to be posted this week! Click here to be taken to the Special Interest Groups (SIGs):Oracle Enterprise Manager Files.
Just copying abstract as it is published by IOUG through IOUG e-Brief

Just as the title states, this presentation shares a case study of a successful implementation of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.

Speaker Kashif Manzoor explains the methods that were used in the implementation to maximize the value of the EM 12c and will share their lessons learned.

From this presentation viewers will:

  • Understand the architectural enhancements of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.
  • Learn how to manage the lifecycle of Oracle Enterprise Manager components IaaS, PaaS, DBaaS and MWaaS.
  • Learn how to architect and implement Oracle Enterprise Manager to optimize availability and performance.
  • Learn how Oracle Enterprise Manager empowers end customers, Oracle IT administrators, and Oracle Support.

Webinar presenter Kashif Manzoor is an Oracle ACE and Project Director of Applications at Raqmiyat, LLC, a systems integrator and the primary IT division of the Al Ghurair business group based in Dubai, UAE. Recently, Manzoor spoke with IOUG E-Brief: Oracle Enterprise Manager about his company’s experience with Enterprise Manager and what he wants to convey to webinar attendees.

What was the impetus for your organization to deploy Oracle EM 12c for your customer?
Kashif Manzoor: The client IT team was spending lot of time monitoring databases and applications. All of the processes were manual and we were often unaware of user performance problems until end users complained.  We wanted to achieve standardized monitoring and alerting with at-a-glance system health checks.

What helped you to prepare for your implementation?
KM: Strong top management commitment and support was the primary factor to achieving success for the Enterprise Manager implementation. We followed a lifecycle of continuous growth with a rigid project plan, starting with initial rollout to a few nodes.

What is the first thing organizations should consider before they begin an Enterprise Manager implementation?
KM: They first need to inventory their current environment before the project starts and decide what they want to get out of the Enterprise Manager implementation. Once Enterprise Manager is in place, it becomes as critical as the other applications or databases within an organization.

Looking back, what factors were fundamental to the success of your efforts?

KM: It is important to think of an Enterprise Manager implementation as a formal company project in line with internal PMO processes and reviews. A controlled incremental deployment of OEM within the environment also played a vital role to the success of the project.

What roadblocks do you see that customers or colleagues typically run into when implementing Oracle EM 12c?
KM: Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control has many features and a great deal of functionality with the added plug-ins. Therefore, it is very important to decide what your organization wants for your operations. Companies need to remember they don’t have to implement all of the features all at once. They also should assign an EM “owner” within their organization.

What do you want to convey in the webcast?
KM: The webcast will take attendees through a case study of the implementation, highlighting the top 25 tips for the backbone of an EM 12c initiative. In our experience, we initially thought Enterprise Manager would be just a database tool. But later we realized we should have thought of it as an enterprise tool from the beginning. This is one of the messages I want to pass along – treat an Enterprise Manager implementation as you would other any other application implementation you are doing in your organization.



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