Oracle Management Cloud 18.4.1 Newsletter - Systems Management
This issue: Oct, 2018

Oracle Management Cloud (OMC) is a suite of next-generation integrated monitoring, management, analytics and remediation cloud services that leverage machine learning and big data techniques against the full breadth of the operational and security data set. OMC’s Unified Platform helps customers improve IT stability, prevent application outages, increase DevOps agility and harden security across their entire application and infrastructure portfolio. The Security Announcement for OMC can be accessed here.

18.4.1 Release Announcements:

Resources:

 

Application Performance Monitoring

APM to EMCC Integration for Improved SQL Diagnostics

End the finger pointing and bridge the gap between application developers and database administrators with in context navigation from APM to EMCC. Navigate in context from a SQL server request monitored by APM to the monitored Oracle Database and SQL in EMCC.

Hybrid Mobile Application Platform Support

Generally database requests are at the leaf node of a transaction and this can make it difficult to identify the worst performing SQL query when monitoring an application as they are hidden underneath multiple layers of server requests. In this release APM has elevate the database server request out of leaf node obscurity and put them in one list so that users can see all database server requests for an application in one place. Use this powerful new tool to deliver faster applications through better insights into actual application performance. The database list page is off of the application menu in APM and will only be available for applications defined by application classification.

SQLID in APM UI

SQLID is a calculated value that can be used to uniquely identify a SQL on one database. APM today monitors all key server requests in an application including JDBC requests to a database. When APM sees a database (JDBC) request it will calculate a SQLID, which is then shown in the APM UI with connection string information. Improve communication between application developers and database administrators by leveraging SQLID in APM to identify what SQL is slow in a common language (SQLID).

 

Infrastructure Monitoring

New Solr Versions Certified

In this release, Solr version 6.6.2 has been certified.

Proactive Checks for AIX/Windows/Solaris Host Monitoring

When a cloud agent is installed, the host on which it is installed is also automatically discovered. In addition, proactive checks are also run to verify that the pre-requisites required for host monitoring are in place. If any issues are found, a summary of these issues are reported at the end of the agent installation. This enables the user to proactively address these issues to ensure the host can be successfully monitored. This feature is supported for AIX, Windows, Solaris hosts. (Linux was supported in the prior release).

Add Entity UI Enhancements

The Add Entity UI now supports the ability to specify the license (Standard, Enterprise) at the time the entity is added to OMC. The appropriate license is required to enable OMC features (e.g. Standard or Enterprise Edition is required to enable metric collections for monitoring). This streamlines the process of adding and enabling entities for monitoring.

Performance Metrics for JBoss and Tomcat

Performance metrics for JBoss and Tomcat are now collected at 1-minute intervals. The more granular collection of performance metrics provides better detection of performance issues.

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Release Highlights

We are pleased to announce the availability of 18.4.1 release of Oracle Management Cloud. The following are the key updates to existing services in this release:

Application Performance Monitoring:

  • APM to EMCC Integration for Improved SQL Diagnostics
  • Hybrid Mobile Application Platform Support
  • SQLID in APM UI

Infrastructure Monitoring:

  • New Solr Versions Certified
  • Proactive Checks for AIX/Windows/Solaris Host Monitoring
  • Add Entity UI Enhancements
  • Performance Metrics for JBoss and Tomcat

Log Analytics:

  • User Defined Field (UDF)
  • Check Point Firewall LEA Syslog Logs
  • SMA enabled log sources in UI
  • SMA saved searches

 

 

 

Log Analytics

User Defined Field (UDF)  

  • Currently, we have around “1100” OOTB fields (field name) in the product; however, there are still many fields that are not in the product.
  • Now, users can create their own fields at the ingest time
  • Users can use these fields in parsers to take advantage of query language to search through their data
  • Note:
    • Before creating UDFs, get to know your data and ensure that there are no OOTB field already exist with the same name
    • These fields get persisted in LA as opposed to “rename” and “eval” commands    

User Defined Field (UDF)             

Check Point Firewall LEA Syslog Logs            

SMA enabled log sources in UI             

SMA saved searches             

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Learn about Oracle Management Cloud

Oracle Management Cloud (OMC) is a suite of next-generation integrated monitoring, management, and analytics cloud services that leverage machine learning and big data techniques against the full breadth of the operational data set. OMC’s Unified Platform helps customers improve IT stability, prevent application outages, increase DevOps agility and harden security across their entire application and infrastructure portfolio. Explore Oracle Management Cloud through videos, eBooks, and Data Sheets.

  • UI-based Entity Addition Support:
  • As noted before, the new cloud agent installer (announced internally a couple of months ago) is now available to customers and downloadable via the OMC UI.  This new functionality is summarized in the external newsletter and, important to note:
  • Autonomous OMC: Identify End User Issues Quickly
    This demo provides a quick hands-on introduction to Oracle Management Cloud. You will learn how modern systems management can help any administrator or developer to identify and troubleshoot application and infrastructure issues more rapidly.
  • VIDEO Oracle Management Cloud for Oracle Database Part 1 of 3
    This first part will cover how Oracle Management Cloud can help diagnose database issues using database logs.
  • VIDEO Oracle Management Cloud for Oracle Database Part 2 of 3
    This second part of the demo series will show how Oracle Management Cloud could be used for resource and capacity planning.
  • VIDEO Oracle Management Cloud for Oracle Database Part 3 of 3
    The third and last use case in this demo series will show how Oracle Management Cloud could be used for Database analytics.
  • VIDEO Multi Cloud Management Demo Part 1 of 3
    This first part of this 3 part demo series covers 1 use case on how you could leverage the capabilities from Oracle Management Cloud in a hybrid, or multi, cloud environment.The use case of this demo: Monitoring host resources across multiple cloud providers – both Public and Private - in a single dashboard.
  • VIDEO Multi Cloud Management Demo Part 2 of 3
    In this second part of this demo series, we cover 2 Hybrid Cloud Management use cases on how you could leverage the capabilities from Oracle Management Cloud in a hybrid, or multi, cloud environment:: - Auto remediation for application performance issue in multi-cloud environment using cloud bursting. - Investigating the performance of application servers running on-premises and in public cloud (Amazon EC2 in this case).
  • VIDEO Multi Cloud Management Demo Part 3 of 3
    In this 3rd and final part of this demo series, we again cover 2 use cases on how you could leverage the capabilities from Oracle Management Cloud in a hybrid, or multi, cloud environment: - Oracle Management Cloud allows you to investigate the performance of application servers running on-premises and in public cloud (Oracle Public Cloud in this case). - How Oracle Management Cloud helps organizations determine resource utilization and help save costs by reclaiming under-utilized resources.
  • VIDEO Identify End User Issues Quickly
    This demo provides a quick hands-on introduction on Oracle Management Cloud. You will learn how modern systems management can help any administrator or developer to identify and troubleshoot application and infrastructure issues more rapidly while taking advantage of the latest innovations in machine learning and big data analytics to make better decisions by yourself. Oracle Management Cloud eliminates the headaches associated with maintaining your own big data environment and the associated data mining science.
  • VIDEO Unified Platform Demo- Part 1 of 2
    This 1st part of the Oracle Management Cloud Unified Platform Demo focuses on demoing 2 use case: Complete Application Visibility, Early Warming: End User centric problem isolation.
  • VIDEO Unified Platform Demo - Part 2 of 2
    This 2nd part of the Oracle Management Cloud Unified Platform Demo focuses on demoing 3 use case: Early Warming: System Component Failure, Business Aware Analytics, Custom Analytics and dashboards.

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Oracle OpenWorld 2018

NEW: Oracle Management Cloud and Enterprise Manager customers / partners -- please let us know if you are coming to Oracle OpenWorld and we'll send you invitations to VIP events (send this email if you are attending).

This Oracle OpenWorld is a huge showcase for systems management and security solutions.  Attend our Product Keynote, 50+ conference sessions, 9 hands-on labs, 8 dedicated demo stations, and meet with key Product Management and Development in specific CVCs.

1. Product Keynote: Modern Security and Management in Action (PKN6465)
Wednesday, 3:30pm, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Theater

Security and management must be as adaptive as your business in order for your organization to survive in today’s environment. Oracle’s security and management services enable organizations to maintain control and operational integrity of fast-moving, heterogeneous hybrid cloud environments. In this session hear from customers about how they are transforming their security and management practices with step-function improvements in efficiency, visibility, and control. Oracle executives discuss concrete steps you can take today to eliminate human effort from data collection, analysis, and remediation in a variety of cloud, hybrid, and on-premises scenarios, and also give you a glimpse into the future of these cutting-edge offerings.

2. Oracle OpenWorld Focus On Documents (links below) and our At-A-Glace resources that list our sessions, hands-on labs, and demos including time and locations.

3. Oracle Management Cloud: User Experience Feedback | (send this email if you are interested)
Oracle’s Systems Management User Experience team is striving to improve the user experience of our products. Our team is very interested in getting your input on product usability.

As a part of Oracle OpenWorld activities, the team has planned user feedback sessions around Oct 22-24, 2018. As you may be planning to attend Oracle OpenWorld this year, your input will be of tremendous help in driving product improvements and influence our product roadmap with your insights.

4. Enterprise Manager and Oracle Management Cloud Customer Appreciation Event

We would like to invite you to participate in a special
customer appreciation event we’re hosting this year at OpenWorld. We appreciate your
support of Oracle Security and Systems Management solutions and wanted to take an opportunity to say thank you. If you reply that you are attending from the links above, we'll send you the invitation link.

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Customer References

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Analyst Resources and Press

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Oracle Management Cloud Community

Join the OMC community to get the latest information about Oracle Management Cloud. Interact through the discussion forum, read blogs, learn about events, watch the latest webcasts and learn about the latest resources.

  • OMC is highlighted in PaaS and IaaS Prediction
  • OMC Social Media

Keep current with Oracle Management Cloud and read the latest blogs written by system management experts.

Oracle Magazine discusses machine learning and how it enhances Oracle’s enterprise offerings. Specifically, learn how machine learning is used at the core of Oracle Management Cloud.

OMC's log parsing capabilities are extensible by customers and partners to parse any log you wish to ingest. In order to get you started, we have provided some sample Log Parser configurations to get you familiar with the parsing options available in Oracle Management Cloud.

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Getting Started with Oracle Management Cloud

A collection of OMC services overviews, deployment options as well as in-depth descriptions of value propositions, use cases, and best practices to help users be successful in using OMC from day one. Task-specific tutorials paired with instructional videos can guide users alongside OMC's rich user interface.

  • Application Performance Monitoring
  • Infrastructure Monitoring
  • Log Analytics
  • IT Analytics
  • Orchestration
  • Videos
  • Oracle Management Cloud Documentation Books
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    Oracle Support Master Notes

    • 2092091.1: OMC Master Note

      This document describes the different Oracle Management Cloud Services that are available. Please make sure you read this note before deploying or starting a trial or evaluating any of the Oracle Management Cloud Services. This document also has the links to the individual Oracle Management Cloud Services master notes.

    • 2092363.1: Application Performance Monitoring Cloud Service (APMCS) Certification Matrix

    This document describes the certified environments and components for running Application Performance Management Cloud Service components.

    • 2107732.1: IT Analytics
    • This document covers an overview and FAQ for Log Analytics. Please make sure to read this note before deploying or starting a trial or evaluating this service.

    • 2108591.1: Log Analytics
    • This document provides a list of supported resources and information for this service. Please read this document prior to deploying or starting a trial or evaluating this service.

    • 2195015.1: Infrastructure Monitoring
    • This document describes the supported environments that can be monitored by Cloud Agents for the Infrastructure Monitoring Cloud Service. It also defines the ‘monitored object’ that is used for licensing the Service.

    • 2229523.1: Orchestration Cloud Service Master Note
    • This document describes the supported environments that can be monitored by Cloud Agents for the Orchestration Cloud Service.

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