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Oracle Database Monitoring

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NiCE Oracle MP for Microsoft SCOM

Understand and manage your Oracle environment like an ecosystem that is constantly changing in terms of physical design, transactions, and memory. Monitoring helps you maintain the balance at any given time to ensure the best possible performance.

Solution

Identify problems fast
The NiCE Oracle MP increases the productivity of both the Operations Manager administrator and operator. It provides the ability to identify problems quickly and take corrective action to avoid costly downtime. Build-in features like SCOM “Diagnostic Tasks” help the DBA and the operator to troubleshoot more efficiently.

Seamless SCOM integration
The NiCE Oracle MP provides sophisticated integration into Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. System administrators do not need to install or configure additional server, proxies or connectors to pinpoint root causes to solve issue easily, quickly and efficiently. No additional software needs to be installed on the Management server or proxy.

Leverage the native capabilities of SCOM
A distributed agent (Microsoft Monitoring Agent for Windows, Cross Platform Agent for UNIX/Linux – please refer to (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn465153.aspx) is used in conjunction with NiCE Oracle MP. All monitoring builds on the original System Center Agent providing you with the best of call Agent based monitoring for Oracle without installing any extra agents. The innovative NiCE MP architecture allows system administrators to centrally configure exception-based monitoring in distributed Oracle environments. Following Microsoft’s Best Practice design guides, all run-time information is stored in the Operations Manager Database and Datawarehouse. There is neither run-time data on the SCOM server nor Oracle system.

High Availability for Monitoring
Availability is key and the last thing you want is an incomplete SLA report due to monitoring failure. The NiCE Oracle MP architecture is designed in a way that no single point of failure exists if multiple Management Servers are part of the Management Group. As the Oracle monitoring is based on the Microsoft SCOM Agents, all HA features like Agent redirect and multi-homing can be leveraged for reliable Oracle monitoring.

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Discovered Oracle ASM environment using the NiCE Oracle MP and NiCE Oracle ASM MP

Features

The NiCE Oracle Database Management Pack allows you to perform a multitude of functions that are critical in your role as system, application or database administrator.

Precise on-time availability alerting
via System Center channels and subscriptions. Alerting is done precisely through a number of core monitors. The Oracle MP provides separate availability monitors for Listeners, Instances (Processes) Databases, Tablespaces and Datafiles.

Support for Enterprise environments
Do you have more than 10 Oracle instances? Or more than 500 tablespaces you need to monitor? You may want to carefully evaluate the monitoring products you use. The NiCE Oracle MP supports dedicated monitors and discovery for larger environments to also keep your System Center datawarehouse in shape. At the same time it gives you detailed alerts, for example, if one of your tablespaces does not have free space left. Further features include: ASM and RMAN monitoring.

Single pane of glass
Monitor and manage your whole environment from a single point of reference. This equates to efficiency and saving time and resources.

Scalable monitoring
Optimize the configuration of your Oracle databases. The Oracle MP includes monitors and reports about current capacity usage and also for capacity planning.

High availability
If Oracle High availability is critical to your business, you can use the build in Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) or Data Guard monitors. A number of other cluster technologies are supported.

Oracle Discovery
If you need visibility into your Oracle architecture, you will value the detailed discovery. Not only are Database, Instance, Listeners, Tablespaces and Datafiles discovered, but they are also enriched with configuration information. This includes database levels, regional, language and currency settings, database log mode and also database roles. For RAC and DataGuard environments, separate distributed application views are included besides state, performance, dashboard and alert views.

Reporting
After you have deployed the Oracle MP you can make use of a set of Oracle Reports.

Capabilities

The NiCE Oracle MP is a sophisticated and intelligent Enterprise Ready management pack that was designed to fully integrate into Microsoft SCOM. The management pack collects the detailed data from your Oracle instances allowing you to monitor your systems without affecting or impacting their overall performance.

As an Oracle Business Partner, we are always striving to provide you with the most up-to-date, fully functional management pack. As such, our cross-platform management pack gives in-depth system views which allow you to monitor individual components including:

  • Oracle instances (processes)
  • Listeners
  • Databases
  • Tablespaces
  • Datafiles

End-to-end management of databases
End-to-end management of your Oracle databases is of utmost importance. DBAs need an Oracle Database MP which is a reliable integrator between the application (Oracle Database) and the Microsoft infrastructure (SCOM).

Key functions needed:

  • Clear and precise performance indicators
  • Single pane of glass view of your systems
  • Timely alerts
  • Pinpoint accuracy with regards to problem identification
  • In-depth reporting
  • Streamlining your workflow

If you have made the investment into the SCOM management tool, then the NiCE Oracle MP is the perfect complement, as it will assist you in increasing your operational efficiency.
Thereby reducing your total cost of ownership in the long run.

Benefits

Enforce Oracle uptime
which in turn increases productivity and reduces downtime

Pinpoint accuracy
because you will be able to pinpoint the source of problems and resolve issues quicker

Work more efficiently
with the same resources because of our management pack which provides a comprehensive solution

Reduce the operational cost
of your application monitoring while still delivering results and maintaining the health of your Oracle databases

Requirements

  • Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012, 2012 SP1, 2012 R2 or 2016
  • Microsoft Windows, IBM, AIX, Oracle Solaris, and Linux, HP-UX
  • Oracle Database 10g, 11g, 12c

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