Myth 4: Oracle Enterprise Manager is hard to install

by bluemedora_editor on May 15, 2013

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

Myth 4: It’s hard to install

It’s not hard.  Somewhat time consuming, for sure, and there are several steps, which I’ll outline below.

For Windows environments, Cygwin is used to provide a robust shell and scripting environment.  The installation is described in detail in the Oracle® Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Basic Installation Guide at

A test and evaluation platform can be installed fairly quickly by using the following steps:

  1. Install an Oracle 11gR2 Enterprise Edition Database (version or higher is recommended) on a separate machine
  2. Install the Oracle 12c Enterprise Manager (version Base Platform) on the same machine.

Both the database and the OEM software may be obtained from or from – the latter having a link to the database and to the optional BI Publisher.

Beyond test and evaluation, there are several configurations that might be useful depending on your enterprise, to provide load balancing, secure separation of duty access, and high availability configurations.  These are discussed in detail in the Oracle® Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Advanced Installation and Configuration Guide 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.

Read Myth #3: It is only for Oracle.

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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. 

In his spare time, Hans sings bass notes with the Edmonton Opera.

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