Configuring the EM Plug-in for Time Drift

by bluemedora_editor on April 18, 2013

Oracle Enterprise Manager Plug-in for Time Drift from Blue Medora provides Oracle EM12c based monitoring, alerting, and reporting of time drift issues.

Key Features:

  • Monitor time drift related issues for any Oracle EM12c managed host
  • Determine time drift based on a configurable set of “gold” master NTP servers
  • Use Oracle BI report bundle to understand the complete set of hosts across the enterprise
  • Reduced console time
This specific post will cover the process of Manually Adding the Time Drift target and provides a guide to using the new target instance of the Oracle Enterprise Manager Plugin for Time Drift available from Blue Medora. In order to configure the plug-in we need to import and deploy the plug-in on OEM, this is covered as part of our two part series. Part 1 covers importing the plug-in in an EM12c Software Library and Part 2 covers deploying the plugin to Management Servers (OMS) and Management Agents (OMA). The information posted here is intended to supplement, not replace, the online User Guide available on the Blue Medora product page.  The demo environment these screen shots are captured from is an EM12c system running on a Windows 64-bit Server. This post assume you have already executed all the steps covered in Part 1 and Part 2 of this Blog series.

Manually Adding the Time Drift target

  • From the EM12c Web UI, navigate to Setup-Add Target -> Add Targets Manually.


  • Select Add Non-Host Targets by Specifying Target Monitoring Properties. From the Target Type drop-down menu, select Time Drift. Specify the desired OMA and click Add Manually.


  • Specify monitoring properties for the Time Drift target type. Click OK.
    • Target Name: name of the Plug-in target type instance.
    • NTP Server: specify the main NTP server.
    • Backup NTP server: specify the backup NTP server.


  • Next the ‘Add Target – Confirmation’ dialog box appears. It should indicate that Ping Probe added successfully. Click Close to continue.


Now that we have successfully installed the plug-in. The following steps will show you how to monitor the Time Drift plug-in.
  • From the EM12c Web UI, navigate to Targets-Add Target -> All Targets.
  • Click on the target name of the plug-in. This will take us to Time Drift Plugin.


This page provides information about the Time Drift (last 24 hours), Last Collection Results, Configuration, Availability History (last 24 hours), and Incidents and Problems.
This completes the process of implementing Time Drift plug-in to an EM12c OMS and OMA.Through the information provided in blog series you should be able to import, deploy and implement Time Drift plug-in available from Blue Medora and also perform some basic functionality.


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