Enterprise Manager Cloud Control SNMP and Plug-Ins

Enterprise Manager Cloud Control SNMP and Plug-Ins

Hi, I have been using Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM or Cloud Control) since it was a client application. (I’m not sure whether it was in the era of Oracle 7 or Oracle 8). In the early stages, OEM was compared to other central monitoring systems (at the time, it was HP OpenView, CA Unicenter, and the like). As a DBA who was responsible for dozens of Oracle databases, I needed a main system like this. Since we had the OEM for “free” as part of a site license, we used it heavily.

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Data Guard Broker

Data Guard Broker

Hi, In an earlier version of Data Guard, when the broker had problems, one of the automatic answers I got from support was to recreate the broker configuration.

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Oracle Open World 2018

Oracle Open World 2018

Hi, This was my third time at Oracle OpenWorld, and still I was thrilled like the first time. Howard Street was dressed in big, red banners everywhere—just take a picture and share it in a social network.

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Orphaned Files in ASM

Hi, In our lab environments we test Data Guard on a daily basis, and we frequently “play” with failover, switchover, and flashback. The output of this playground is that we have some leftovers in the ASM; we call these leftovers orphan files.

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Swingbench Short Cookbook Commands

Swingbench Short Cookbook Commands

In this example, we are using Swingbench 2.6 with the Order Entry stress test using a configuration file (SOE_Server_Side_V2.xml). Connection String The connection will always be defined to the pluggable database (not CDB), if installed.

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Disaster Recovery in a Box – Literally

If you’ve been basing your risk management and business continuity strategy on the premise that it’s impossible to achieve zero data loss (ZDL) in backup-only environments, you may want to reconsider. Axxana’s DR in a Box™ solution provides ZDL recovery for Oracle applications when the disaster recovery strategy is based on backups. It’s the only solution on the market to do so—and comes at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions based on replication between two data centers.

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