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Thursday, December 20, 2012

My new EM12c Book Now Available



Friends,

I am pleased to say that my new EM12c book has finally been published and is now available, both as a printed book and as an e-book. 

http://www.packtpub.com/oracle-enterprise-manager-12c-cloud-control/book
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Managing Data Center Chaos


This is the first published EM12c book in the world. 


Among the many positive comments I have received, a DBA says "yes,i have already bought a copy of the book. Its really good ....Thanks for publishing such a Good book on Enterprise Manager 12c."

Please have a look at the updated chapter of contents:

Table of Contents
Preface
Chapter 1: Chaos at Data Centers 
Chapter 2: Enter Oracle Cloud Control
Chapter 3: Ease the Chaos with Performance Management
Chapter 4: Ease the Chaos with Configuration Management and Security Compliance
Chapter 5: Ease the Chaos with Automated Provisioning
Chapter 6: Ease the Chaos with Automated Patching
Chapter 7: Ease the Chaos with Change Management
Chapter 8: Ease the Chaos with Test Data Management
Chapter 9: Ease the Chaos with Data Masking
Chapter 10: Ease the Chaos with Exadata Management
Chapter 11: Real-life Examples and Case Studies, and It's a Wrap: The Future is the Cloud
Index

Preface

Chapter 1: Chaos at Data Centers
Team effort
Common solutions used in data centers
Summary

Chapter 2: Enter Oracle Cloud Control
The Grid – where the cloud came from
Overview of version 12c
Striking new features in 12c
Bonus sections

Chapter 3: Ease the Chaos with Performance Management
Laying the foundation
Top activity
Testing infrastructure changes
SQL Monitoring
Doctor in the database
Real-Time ADDM
Compare Period ADDM
Active Session History (ASH) analytics
Summary

Chapter 4: Ease the Chaos with Configuration Management and Security Compliance
Lifecycle management
Auto discovery
Inventory
Detailed configuration
Search capability
History and compares
Topology
Custom configurations
Client configurations
Compliance
Compliance library
Configuration and compliance reporting
Summary

Chapter 5: Ease the Chaos with Automated Provisioning
Lifecycle management
First steps: Software Library
Provisioning library
Provisioning profiles
Deployment procedures
Customization
Lock down
Configuration details
Compliance standards
Granting permissions to the Provisioning Operator
Running EM as the Provisioning Operator
Running the procedure
Other possibilities
Summary

Chapter 6: Ease the Chaos with Automated Patching
Recommended patches
Patch plan
Out-of-place patching
Pre-patching analysis
Deployment
Plan template
Patching roles
Refreshes
Other patching procedures
Reporting
Summary

Chapter 7: Ease the Chaos with Change Management
Change management
Schema comparison
Schema Change Plan
Schema synchronization
Synchronization rules and mode
Synchronization results
Executing the synchronization
Synchronization without a Change Plan
Data comparison
Continuous comparison
Use cases
Summary

Chapter 8: Ease the Chaos with Test Data Management
Test Data Management
Creating packages
Creating the Application Data Model
Data subsetting
Applications
Table rules
Rule parameters
Space estimates
Pre/Post subset script
Generate subset
Benefits and capabilities
Summary

Chapter 9: Ease the Chaos with Data Masking
Finding sensitive data
Creating data masking definitions
New capabilities
Adding columns to mask
Defining the masking format
Advanced options
Generated Script
Scheduling the job
Testing the results
Format library
Benefits and capabilities
Summary

Chapter 10: Ease the Chaos with Exadata Management
Meeting the challenges
Discovering Exadata
Adding the hosts
Adding non-host targets
Adding the cluster and databases
Monitoring and managing Exadata
Database machine resource utilization
Exadata grid
Infiniband network
Database performance pages
Total capabilities
Summary

Chapter 11: Real-life Examples and Case Studies, and It's a Wrap: The Future is the Cloud
Case study – telecom
Case study – pharmaceutical
Case study – computer manufacturer
Case study – online store
Case study – financial institution
Case study – university
Future of cloud computing
Summary

Index


You can get the book via the Packt website, or, if you prefer Amazon, the Paperback version is available, or the Kindle version. Packt also has a PDF version.


Enjoy the world of Enterprise Manager.

Regards,

Porus.


7 comments:

Blue Medora Staff said...

Let be the 1st to congratulate your Porus. We are ordering a couple here at the Blue Medora office.

Porus Homi Havewala (પોરસ હોમી હવેવાલા) said...

Thanks Guys.

Porus Homi Havewala (પોરસ હોમી હવેવાલા) said...

Vishal, I have asked the publishers to look into the download link issue for the online chapter. That should be fixed in a day or so. I have not published the link since the online chapter is only for those who purchase the printed book or the e-book. Thanks for letting me know.

Porus Homi Havewala (પોરસ હોમી હવેવાલા) said...

Other readers who have pre-ordered, please note the book was released on 19th December. Please chase up with Packt about when you will receive your printed copy. The E-book will be available immediately if you have purchased the e-book.

Porus Homi Havewala (પોરસ હોમી હવેવાલા) said...

The download link for the online chapter has been fixed, I have tested it right now.

Porus Homi Havewala (પોરસ હોમી હવેવાલા) said...

Sample Chapter 6 of the new book on "Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c: Managing Data Center Chaos" is available for free download from this link: http://www.packtpub.com/sites/default/files/9781849684781_Chapter_06.pdf?utm_source=packtpub&utm_medium=free&utm_campaign=pdf

Porus Homi Havewala (પોરસ હોમી હવેવાલા) said...

I have received the printed book and while going through it, I found an error
on page 308. This is in Chapter 10 which is titled "Ease the Chaos with
Exadata Management". On page 308, there are two paragraphs on the page
(2nd and 3rd paragraphs from the top of the page) that mention that
the “BP1” patch is recommended. The same page also mentions in the fourth
paragraph that Release 2 is recommended. The paragraphs mentioning BP1
were supposed to be removed during the final edit, however due to a
edtorial slip they were not. This is confusing to the reader since
there are two conflicting recommendations on the same page. So,
I have decided to make things clear to the reader.

The paragraphs that should be ignored/removed are as follows:

"For Exadata discovery, the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12cinstallation is
recommended to be on Bundle Patch 1(BP1)if it is not already on that patch level.
Note that applying the BP1 will not change the EM12cversion, since it is not a new
release or even a patch set of Enterprise Manager. The method to verify that the bundle
patch has been applied is to use the opatch utility in the OMS home. In the opatch
output, you should see that the BP1 patch has been applied, which is patch 13242773.

"Otherwise, please refer to the My Oracle Support(MOS)reference document for
applying the BP1 patch. The document ID is 1393173.1, and it is titled Enterprise
Manager Cloud Control Workbook for Applying Bundle Patch 1 (February 2012) and
12.1.0.2 Plugins."

Please ignore these paragraphs. I have asked for them to be removed in all
future printed versions of the book and also the e-book version.



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