Myth 3: It is only for Oracle

by bluemedora_editor on May 13, 2013

This post is the third in a series by guest blogger Hans Forbrich, founder of Forbrich Consulting, entitled Debunking some persistent myths about Oracle Enterprise Manager.

Myth 3: It is only for Oracle

Going back in history, this was true.

But no more.

With the release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g in 2004, this statement became a myth.  The extensible platform allows monitoring, and in some cases management, of many different technologies through plugins.

Connectors are used to exchange data with other systems.  For example, you can use the BMC Remedy Service Desk connector to open Remedy trouble tickets, perhaps from the built-in Incident Management capabilities.

Plugins, on the other hand, are true extensions in capability.  The Oracle Database Server monitoring and management capability is through Oracle-provided plugins.  There are a large number of third-party plugins also available, such as the VMWare vSphere plugin from Blue Medora.

The plugins and connectors are available from the Extensibility Exchange at which can be accessed through OTN’s OEM portal at

Read Myth #1: There are too many versions. It’s all confusing.

Read Myth #2: Oracle Enterprise Manager is too new to be useful.

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Hans Forbrich is owner and lead consultant of Forbrich Consulting Ltd., an Oracle Partner as well as Oracle University partner, based in Alberta, Canada.  Since 2003, his company specializes in training developers and operations personnel, and ensuring optimized use and licensing for Oracle core tech. 

He has developed-in, used, administered, architected, sold, and taught Oracle core tech products, including all 6 Oracle RDBMS engines (Server, MySQL, TimesTen, InnoDB, RDB and Berkeley), Oracle’s Fusion Middleware (WebLogic Server and deployed applications such as BI, SOA Suite, ADF, Identity Management, etc.) and related Java since first running across Oracle in 1984.

Hans is an Oracle ACE Director who is frequently found on Oracle Forums, Oracle-L list, at conferences around the world – UKOUG, Collaborate, Open World – and on OTN Tours, most recently in Latin America and India. 

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