October 11, 2018

In the spirit of #ThanksODC, here's a quick blog around one of the features that has definitely made life much easier in the Exadata space.

I've been fortunate to have worked with/on Exadata systems since 2012 and more recently became brave enough (By necessity to be ho...

May 22, 2018

One of the items highlighted by the dashboard is where  filesystem utilization is greater than 90% on any server where an Oracle instance is found to be running (There are various other servers maintained within the same OEM estate, so this filter was implemented to fo...

May 16, 2018

I've always been a BIG fan of Oracle Enterprise Manager,  especially the information that can be extracted from the repository.

Since version 11, the information has been used to produce a variety of custom reports using either Information Publisher and later the integr...

December 14, 2017

This one can be a bit of a frustrating, hair pulling and (Sometimes) time consuming exercise! While I wish I could have provided you all with a silver bullet, I'm afraid it doesn't exist, but I'd like to share some of the lessons learnt while engaging with Oracle suppo...

December 14, 2017

I was asked to assist in troubleshooting an interesting problem recently, and I thought it would be good to share my methodology in resolving it. There seemed to be a gradual performance degradation on one of our 12.1.0.2 systems, starting with ORA-01013 errors being r...

June 30, 2017

Recently, we were asked by a client to become the caretakers of a new consolidation platform where, at any given time, there would be upwards of 15 databases running on an OVM Linux host (Disclaimer: While multi-tenant would definitely be beneficial, it is not in scope...

February 28, 2017

Recently I started looking at where we could implement HCC for one of our customers who is running on a SuperCluster.

After skimming through the dictionary, I narrowed down a candidate list, which was then vetted by one of the application users. Given my past experience...

February 10, 2017

It’s been some time since last I was involved with an OEM upgrade, so as with all upgrades, I started with the online documentation for OEM 13c. Once I had a reasonable understanding of what was required, I had a hunch to double-check MOS for any additional checklists,...

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