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Re: Does anyone actually use Enterprise Manager to manage Data Guard (for RAC)?

From: Alex Gorbachev <>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 21:30:09 -0400
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We use 9i OEM for managing physical standby for one of our client. In short, it works but I'd rather use command line. However, it's the client's choice to use OEM.

Haven't tried 10g Grid Control for managing standby but we have migration project ramping up these days so details of your experience would be useful. I appreciate if you keep us posted of your progress and gotchas.

On 8/29/07, Charles Schultz <> wrote:
> Just curious about this; I was inspired by the thread that asked about EM
> for monitoring. *grin*
> I have been attempting to use the Enterprise Manager version of
> Data Guard manager (notice the lowercase 'm') in a RAC and having absolutely
> no luck. I filed an SR because EM would not properly create a standby with
> Data Guard. Even after creating the standby by hand, EM does not want to
> take over the Data Guard management. So I set it all up manually, following
> the documentation and a few white papers and the broker is working just
> dandy. However, the EM Data Guard gui still has issues. First off, it thinks
> the standby database is in an Unknown cluster. Secondly, even though it can
> see one instance, it cannot see the other instance. And even though it can
> see the instance and the cluster database, when I attempt to "manage"
> anything, I get an error saying that the standby database has not been
> discovered. What a croc k!
> Yes, I can and should file an SR. I cannot handle any more SRs at this point
> in time, especially not the frustration of trying to work with someone who
> may or may not know the Data Guard section of EM as it applies to RAC
> databases.
> So, truly, I am very curious if folks use this or not. Obviously, if you use
> it, it works for you. =)
> --
> Charles Schultz

Alex Gorbachev, Oracle DBA Brewer, The Pythian Group
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