RE: [Non-DoD Source] Re: Oracle Cloud Control for Enterprise Monitoring

From: Freeman, Donald G. CTR <>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2018 12:46:20 +0000
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Most of our DBA's have built/used previous versions of Grid. We are on Cloud 13c and it took a while to get this thing going. We only have two of the management packs and for security reasons can't connect this thing outside the organization so we're not downloading patches or uploading SR's to Oracle. I think most of us can use the information provided, or will be able to with some time. I'd like to shorten up the learning curve and have it ready to merge into a multi-site operation with full time monitoring. I think I'm missing the bigger picture here.

I'm relatively unfamiliar with some of our new sites and apps that we are onboarding other than that they use Oracle. I guess I would describe them as cats and dogs. We have a development site with 500 instances running which is not being managed or monitored in grid. They have a limited amount of additional resources to add a grid framework. The entire site is "dirty."

Management is interested in the custom piece.... they want to know that application processes x, y, and c, are working and that interfaces a, b, c are up. They want this information (on a dashboard?) on a LSD hanging on the wall. So, I just started reading about custom metrics and reviewing the sites you provided.

Donald Freeman
Database Administrator
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From: [] On Behalf Of Dave Herring
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2018 2:44 PM
To: Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman
Cc: Freeman, Donald G. CTR; ORACLE-L
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: Oracle Cloud Control for Enterprise Monitoring


Kellyn listed a number of great resources of which I've used I think all of them. Are you looking just for help on various items or some sort of starting point and perhaps "best" practices (or at least what some of us have done and how it's worked)? If you want I could share a quick rundown on how we've defined various items, in case that'd help.


On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 1:36 PM, Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman <> wrote:

        I would recommend my blog <> posts on EM, as well as Courtney Llamas <> and Pete Sharman's
<> .

        Brian Pardy <> and Ray Smith <> has done some awesome stuff, too. If you want to look into the command line interface
, Ray Smith, Seth Miller and I took that one on a while back, too. I know I'm missing some other awesome blogs, but this should keep you busy for awhile... :)


 Kellyn Pot'Vin on<>

          Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman
DBAKevlar Blog <>
President Rocky Mtn. Oracle User Group <> President Denver SQL Server User Group <>

        On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 12:24 PM, Freeman, Donald G. CTR
<> > wrote:

                Hi all,

		Our customer is undergoing a major reorg and consolidation.   We went from
		failed project with 100's of job losses, back to shoestring operation, to a
		new five year contract.  As other projects come up for rebid they are being
		folded into the new contract.   We are expanding to operations in three
		different hosting sites and building a coop at the 4th.  Sometime this year
		they will gut the center third of our building and turn it into an
		operations center.  Right now we're in a cube farm.

		With no Grid or Cloud Control experts we managed to stand up working
		instances in three domains.  I was challenged this morning to move all our
		legacy monitoring jobs and scripts into  The scripts all running in Solaris
		cron monitor various jobs and interfaces.   We have both Unix and Oracle DBA
		reports being run this way

		I'd rather just skip the whole trial and error period and move on to world
		class monitoring.  I know I can define custom metrics in EM and fold some of
		this stuff in.    Before this goes out of control and gets trashed I'd like
		some tips on things to definitely do and definitely don't do.   If there is
		a good book. Blog, or article on this I'd love to hear about it.  I'm
		envisioning large screen displays on the walls being driven by EM.   Any



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