Oracle Enterprise Manager Plugin for VMware

The Oracle EM12c Plugin for VMware enriches the Oracle admin experience by extending EM12c to include contextual VMware-focused health, performance, and availability information for all of the VMware layers that mission critical Oracle workloads are running within.

Features & Benefits

The Blue Medora Oracle Enterprise Manager Plugin for VMware provides fully integrated continuous monitoring of VMware-based virtualization environments with a specific emphasis on providing "cockpit" views into Oracle workloads running on VMware.
Oracle EM12c Plugin for VMware - Oracle Database on VMware Mashup Page
With the Oracle EM12c Plugin for VMware, Oracle Admins no longer require “yet another console” or the disruptive meetings with the VMware admin team to understand how VMware is affecting Oracle performance -- the Plug-in enables all EM12c functionality for VMware – including metrics, thresholds, incidents, reporting, and management for VMware datacenters, clusters, hypervisors, storage, and virtual machines.  

Without leaving the Oracle Database Instance, know instantly whether VMware is causing your performance problems

Oracle EM12c Plugin for VMware - VMware alerts directly on the Oracle Database page


The Oracle EM12c Plugin for VMware provides an Oracle administrator all the Oracle EM12c-based tools they need to provide confidence that the VMware layers that Oracle workloads are running on are operating efficiently and without error.  Key benefits include:

  • Removes blind spots – each layer of Oracle and VMware is exposed within Oracle EM12c
  • Allows Oracle DBAs and admins to see when the problem exists in the VMware layer
  • Enable information sharing between Oracle DBAs and VMware admins
  • Understand how VMware CPU, Memory, Disk, and Network usage is effecting your Oracle workloads
  • Enables BI Publisher reporting for common Oracle on VMware scenarios
  • Enables VMware VM power operations within Oracle EM12c
  • View VMware alerts in Oracle EM12c - including viewing the specific VMware alerts affecting your Oracle Database instance from directly with EM12c's Oracle Database plugin page

Typically the Oracle EM12c Plugin for VMware is used in unison with the Blue Medora's VMware vCenter Operations (vC Ops) Management Pack for Oracle EM by both Oracle and VMware administrators to get a complete picture of the health, availability, performance, and capacity of Oracle workloads running on VMware using both types of administrator's preferred management console.

Oracle EM12c Plugin for VMware - Understand Oracle on VMware health at a glance


Common Use Cases for Deploying the Oracle EM12C Plugin for VMware

There are number of common use cases where Oracle administrators typically see the most value when deploying the Oracle EM12c Plugin for VMware.  These are:
  • Enables Oracle EM12c as “single pane of glass” for monitoring & managing the complete IT Infrastructure supporting Oracle, including VMware
  • Eliminate the “black box”.  View how VMware impacts business critical Oracle workloads
  • Provide EM12c users with access to the actual resources used in VMware instead of only inaccurate metrics reported by EM12c Hosts
  • View & optionally configure VMware virtual machine settings, such as memory and CPU reservations & limits for optimizing performance using EM12c
  • Monitor for balloon memory in VMware right from within EM12c
  • Gain visibility into real time alerts and incidents occurring in VMware
  • Set thresholds on key VMware metrics independent of those set by the infrastructure team

Oracle EM12c Plugin for VMware - Oracle Database on VMware Topology Navigation

Beyond monitoring Oracle workloads running on VMware, Blue Medora has developed another VMware-focused EM12c plugin, the Oracle EM12c Plugin for VMware Lifecycle Management, that enables provisioning of VMware VMs from directly within Oracle EM12c as well as fully enabling Oracle EM12c's DBaaS and MWaaS capabilities for VMware.  You can find out more about this additional functionality here.

Latest Release Notes

May 2014 - Oracle EM12c Plugin for VMware (Version 9) released.  New features introduced in this release include:

  • Oracle on VMware topology views enabled via introduction of VMware-focused EM "associations" to related Oracle targets
  • "Related Incidents" will now show up on Oracle targets for any of the VMware layers (Virtual Machine, ESX, DataStore, Cluster, etc) that may be affecting Oracle performance, health, or availability
  • Threshholds and Incidents have been moved from the 'VMware Home' target to the individual VMware component (Virtual Machine, ESX, DataStore, Cluster, etc) targets