Wednesday, April 11, 2012

My New Book on Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c

Dear Friends,

I am happy to announce my new book on Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c, published by a different Publisher PACKT, will be available in September 2012. 

You can pre-order now. Electronic copies will be available too. This reached the HOT pre-order list on their site very soon after announcement.

Thanks to all my readers who have encouraged me to write this book. This will be my second book on Enterprise Manager and is totally rewritten for the new version, and has a totally different publisher from the previous one.

A lot of topics have been covered, including Database Diagnostics/Tuning, Database Lifecycle Management Pack, Data Masking, Data Subsetting, and so on. Its going to be a great primer for the new EM 12c. I have even included Exadata Management with EM12c.

On the theme of Managing Data Center Chaos, I have introduced the reader to a number of Enterprise Manager capabilities. Database LifeCycle Management includes Configuration Management, Security Compliance, Provisioning, Patching and Schema Change Management. I have also included Test Data Management (Data Subsetting), Data Masking, as well as managing Exadata with Enterprise Manager. Please note this is a list of probable topics that will be included and is not final. When the book is published, the final chapter of contents will be seen.



Launch Webcast: Total Cloud Control for Systems

 Join Oracle executives to find out how to accelerate mission-critical cloud deployment, unleash the power of Solaris 11 and simplify Oracle engineered systems management with Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c. Register today for this interactive Webcast with live chat on April 12.

New Database assemblies available

New Database assemblies are available now to simplify cloud deployment via Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Self-Update

Deploying application in the cloud is a huge challenge.  Typically customers either deploy various components of the application individually and then manually wire them together.  Some vendors even allow you to deploy a bunch of VMs together but you still have the hard and painful job of connecting the dots. The problem gets even worse if you start to think other deployment constraints – such as which components should be co-located and which not, what should be the network topology of the application (i.e. database and middleware should be in different network segments), which components can scale out and if so how should the scale out happen.

Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder (OVAB) and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c address this challenge. Using OVAB, application developers and architects  can model the application topology graphically, define all dependencies and deployment constraints, and package the entire application in form of what we call an application assembly. These assembly can then be uploaded to the centralized software library in Enterprise Manager for self-service deployments.

At the launch of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c last year, we talked about Oracle's plan to offer assemblies for all our products which will allow you to deploy any of our products – including packaged applications – by click of a button. Enterprise Manager has a live link back to Oracle which will notify you of the availability of new assemblies and download them if you are interested.

Last week, we made new Database assemblies available via Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Self-Update. The release of assemblies will help customers deploy the cloud solution more easily on Oracle VM platform. Customers can create a zone of Oracle VM 3.x servers and deploy these assemblies from the Enterprise Manager 12c Self-Service interface. Following screenshot shows how they look like in the self-update interface of the Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.


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