Myth 6: Cloud Control is for DBAs

by bluemedora_editor on May 24, 2013

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

I’ve run across a number of shops that restrict access to Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control to DBAs only.

There are a number of reasons that have been cited:

  • Protectionism by the DBA group
  • Non-DBAs not aware of the functionality
  • Perception of leaking sensitive data
  • SysAdmins have their own tools
  • “We don’t do it that way”

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control is a tremendously rich monitoring and admin environment.  With its built in scheduler, which has similar capabilities to some very expensive commercial scheduler products, its ability to store and retrieve historical environment info for post-incident analysis and trend analysis its built-in (free) incident management trouble ticketing system, its scripting environment, its customizable reporting capability, and its row-level security – it is a tool that should be available to all IT personnel.

And with superb extensions, such as Blue Medora’s VMware vSphere plugin, the Cloud Control certainly applies to all IT operations groups.

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.

Read Myth #4: Oracle Enterprise Manager is hard to install.

Read Myth #5: Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12 c is expensive; requires expensive Packs 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. 

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

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