Enterprise Manager (OEM) 11gR2: Grid Control Essentials

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Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control is Oracle’s flagship product to address the broad IT requirements for managing the entire Oracle environment. 

In this course, students are introduced to the core functionality of Enterprise Manager Grid Control 11g. The course teaches the student the underlying framework functionality that is central to the entire Enterprise Manager Grid Control product family.

Students learn how to implement and use Grid Control to manage their enterprise-computing environment. They gain knowledge on the installation and configuration of the Grid Control framework, and learn how to use the out-of-box management capability that is common across all target types with Grid Control.

Hands-on practices help students learn how to use the robust features of Grid Control to manage, monitor, and administer their data center.

Learn To:
  • Describe the architecture and installation of Enterprise Manager 11g Grid Control
  • Monitor the overall health of your Grid Control system
  • Manage targets, hosts and groups
  • Use the job system to create and manage jobs to automate commonly performed tasks
  • Use Information Publisher to generate custom reports
  • View, search and compare configurations
  • Database Administrators
  • Technical Administrator
  • Administrator
Familiarity with Database Control, Good knowledge of Linux, Familiarity with Fusion Middleware Control
  • Describe the architecture of Enterprise Manager Grid Control
  • Describe the steps involved in the installation of the Oracle Management Repository, the Oracle Management Service, and the Oracle Management Agent
  • Monitor and manage the Enterprise Manager Grid Control framework
  • Create administrators and roles
  • Create groups to help manage the data center environment
  • Manage and monitor host, database and middleware targets
  • Perform common troubleshooting tasks
  • Create jobs to perform commonly-run tasks
  • Define and monitor services and service levels
  • Use Information Publisher to generate custom reports
  • Use deployment procedures to provision and patch, and view, search and compare configurations
  • Explain policies and evaluate policy violations
  • Describe how to use management plug-ins and connectors to extend Enterprise Manager Grid Control functionality


    • Understanding what today’s Data Center looks like
    • Explaining Enterprise Manager Grid Control
    • Explaining how to use Enterprise Manager Grid Control in business driven IT management
    • Discussing key features of Enterprise Manager Grid Control
    • Describing Enterprise Manager Grid Control’s capabilities to manage the complete enterprise application stack
    • Discussing Management Plug-ins and Connectors available for Enterprise Manager Grid Control

    Grid Control Architecture

    • Describing the components of Grid Control
    • Explaining the architecture of Grid Control
    • Describing the target types managed by Grid Control
    • Explaining the Grid Control Console pages and its functionalities
    • Discussing the application of the Maximum Availability Architecture to a Grid Control environment

    Grid Control Installation

    • Installing WebLogic Server and Grid Control
    • Understanding the installation process for the various components that make up Grid Control
    • Discussing the ports used for a standard Grid Control installation
    • Explaining the directory structure for Grid Control

    Setting Up Enterprise Manager Grid Control

    • Configuring Grid Control to set up additional administrators
    • Identifying the types of privileges used in Grid Control
    • Using roles to assign privileges to groups of administrators
    • Setting up preferred credentials to simplify access to managed targets

    Managing and Monitoring Grid Control

    • Monitoring the availability of Grid Control components
    • Monitoring the performance of the Management Server, Repository, and Agent
    • Identifying log and trace files for all Grid Control components
    • Starting and stopping Grid Control components
    • Discussing backup and recovery of Grid Control components

    Managing Hosts

    • Performing administrative tasks on Linux hosts
    • Executing the Host command
    • Using log file alerts
    • Using net service administration
    • Using the remote file editor
    • Viewing storage details

    Managing Groups

    • Defining groups
    • Describing the usage of groups
    • Creating groups
    • Using dashboards to monitor groups
    • Applying monitoring templates to groups
    • Using notification rules on groups

    Managing Systems and Services

    • Defining systems and services
    • Creating a service based on a system
    • Defining and monitoring the availability of a service
    • Discussing the use of beacons
    • Defining and monitoring service levels
    • Explaining Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

    Monitoring Targets

    • Identifying out-of-box monitoring features
    • Changing metric settings
    • Creating and applying monitoring templates
    • Using notifications
    • Defining corrective actions
    • Creating notification rules
    • Creating User-Defined Metrics (UDMs)
    • Using blackouts

    Job Systems

    • Defining jobs
    • Using pre-defined jobs
    • Creating user defined jobs
    • Creating multitask jobs
    • Viewing job activity
    • Using job operations
    • Purging jobs
    • Enabling job notifications

    Information Publisher

    • Viewing and customizing Oracle-provided reports
    • Creating custom reports
    • Creating custom reports by using the management repository and its base views to generate a report
    • Scheduling reports
    • Sharing reports with the entire business community

    Provisioning and Patching Automation

    • Discussing software lifecycle management
    • Defining provisioning and patching
    • Discussing provisioning concepts
    • Defining the software library
    • Configuring the software library
    • Defining deployment procedures
    • Defining bare metal provisioning

    Configuration Management

    • Explaining the need for configuration management
    • Describing configuration management
    • Viewing configurations of managed targets
    • Comparing configurations of managed targets
    • Viewing configuration summary for managed targets
    • Defining the Client System Analyzer
    • Defining collection tag associations

    Managing Compliance

    • Defining compliance management
    • Viewing compliance management pages in Grid Control
    • Evaluating compliance levels
    • Setting up compliance evaluations
    • Customizing policies
    • Discussing types of policy groups
    • Defining compliance scores

    Extending Grid Control

    • Identifying the available management plug-ins
    • Discussing the benefits of managing third-party components with Grid Control
    • Deploying management plug-ins
    • Explaining management connectors in Grid Control