Oracle Management Cloud 18.4.3 Newsletter - Systems Management
This issue: Nov, 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.

18.4.3 Release Announcements:

Resources:

 

Orchestration

Create, publish & manage workflows using Workflow Library

  • Efficiently manage the lifecycle of a workflow with support for CRUD operations to create, read, update and delete a workflow.
  • Activate/Deactivate workflows to manage their availability to Run.
  • Search & filter enables quicker access to workflows.

Simplified Workflow Authoring using JSON Editor

  • Define a workflow using simplified easy to use JSON Editor.
  • Save and iterate on workflow as a draft till its completion.
  • Publish a ready to use workflow to the Workflow Library.

Intuitive Workflow Submission UI to submit and schedule workflows with user inputs

  • Submit a workflow to run with user specific inputs.
  • Add Workers to run multiple parallel instances of the workflow.
  • Override/Modify Input values at each worker level.
  • Flexible scheduling allows user to submit workflows to run On-demand, One Time or Recurring.
  • Cron Expression allows user to carry over any pre-defined schedules and supports complex schedule definition.

Enhanced Workflow V2 syntax with support for Multi-steps

  • Enables defining complex automation tasks with multi-steps supported by parameterization and variable passing across steps.

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Log Analytics

Extra filters on EFDs & Labels

Separated Cluster/Link in visualization selection

Expand troubleshooting & root-cause analysis capability

Clearly visualize drop-off for coming in data

Ability to test Pre-processing functions

Link by SQL statements

DB SQL events trend analysis

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Release Highlights

We are pleased to announce the availability of 18.4.3 release of Oracle Management Cloud. The following are the key updates to existing services in this release:

Orchestration:

  • Create, publish & manage workflows using Workflow Library
  • Simplified Workflow Authoring using JSON Editor
  • Intuitive Workflow Submission UI to submit and schedule workflows with user inputs
  • Enhanced Workflow V2 syntax with support for Multi-steps

Log Analytics:

  • Extra filters on EFDs & Labels
  • Separated Cluster/Link in visualization selection
  • Expand troubleshooting & root-cause analysis capability
  • Clearly visualize drop-off for coming in data
  • Ability to test Pre-processing functions
  • Link by SQL statements
  • DB SQL events trend analysis

Common Features:

  • Users can easily favorite a dashboard by clicking on the favorite button
  • If a dashboard is added to favorites, then it is showed up as a sub-menu option under Dashboards.
  • The add widget button is available for the Dashboard authors
  • The Text widget is now available as a part of the Add Widget option. Dashboard authors can add a text widget to add a header, a logo for their company or a generic HTML /EMAIL links.
  • Common functions such as Print and Save are now available at the top of the Dashboard.
  • Auto-refresh option and the refresh button are available on the top right of the dashboard. All other functions of dashboard are now available as part of settings menu.
  • Entity Card Support for Oracle Database Logs.

 

 

 

Common Features

Users can easily favorite a dashboard by clicking on the favorite button          

If a dashboard is added to favorites, then it is showed up as a sub-menu option under Dashboards.            

The add widget button is available for the Dashboard authors            

The Text widget is now available as a part of the Add Widget option. Dashboard authors can add a text widget to add a header, a logo for their company or a generic HTML /EMAIL links.            

Common functions such as Print and Save are now available at the top of the Dashboard.            

Auto-refresh option and the refresh button are available on the top right of the dashboard. All other functions of dashboard are now available as part of settings menu.            

Entity Card Support for Oracle Database Logs.            

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Oracle OpenWorld 2018

Oracle Management Cloud and Enterprise Manager at OpenWorld 2018

NEW: For this year’s OpenWorld, our focus was on customers who have adopted Oracle Management Cloud and best practices for maximizing the value of our systems management and security offerings.   There’s a good summary in the many interesting tweets at https://twitter.com/OracleMgmtCloud .

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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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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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