Oracle Management Cloud 19.1.1 Newsletter
This issue: Jan, 2019

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.

19.1.1 Release Announcements:

Resources:

 

Log Analytics

On Demand Upload (ODU) – Client and UI

  • There are two new ways to upload data into OMC: “Client” & “UI”
  • There is a new endpoint which is different to the older version
  • New ODU has better performance and no size limit
  • Supported formats: .gz, .zip, .tgz & .tar.tgz, bz2

    Note: All customers should start using the new ODU

ODU - UI

Virtual Private Log (VPL)

Virtual Private Log (VPL) – Create Policy

Virtual Private Log (VPL) – Policy Assignment

Line chart – Support other timestamp fields for x-axis

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Infrastructure Monitoring

Enhancements to Entity Types

The following enhancements have been added to these entity types:

  • Nginx
    Validation checks have been added to the Nginx ‘add entity’ process to verify the input parameters and other pre-requisite conditions required for the successful discovery and monitoring of an Nginx entity. If issues are found during entity addition, they are reported along with recommended actions for resolution.
  • JBoss
    Validation checks have also been added to the JBoss ‘add entity’ process to validate input parameters and other pre-requisite conditions required for the successful discovery and monitoring of JBoss. Any issues found are reported along with recommended actions for resolution.
  • WebLogic Server
    • Validation checks have been added to the WebLogic Domain ‘add entity’ process to verify the pre-requisite conditions required for the successful discovery and monitoring of managed WebLogic Servers in the domain.
    • Performance metrics for WebLogic Servers are now collected at 1-minute intervals. More granular metric collections enable users to have better insight into performance issues.
  • Standalone Oracle HTTP Server (OHS)
    Validation checks have been added to verify the input parameters specified during the addition of an OHS entity. If issues are found, they are reported to enable the user to ensure proper discovery and monitoring of OHS.
  • Kubernetes
    • Users can now monitor their Kubernetes environments without requiring heapster.
    • For secure Kubernetes installations, the Master server’s certificate needs to be added to the cloud agent’s trust store. While this can be done using the agent’s omcli add_trust_cert_to_jks command, as a convenience, users can also specify the certificate as part of Add Entity (UI or omcli). The certificate will be automatically added to the agent’s trust store.        

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Release Highlights

We are pleased to announce the availability of 19.1.1 release of Oracle Management Cloud. The following are the key updates to existing services in this release:

Log Analytics:

  • On Demand Upload (ODU) – Client and UI
  • ODU - UI
  • Virtual Private Log (VPL)
  • Virtual Private Log (VPL) – Create Policy
  • Virtual Private Log (VPL) – Policy Assignment
  • Line chart – Support other timestamp fields for x-axis

Infrastructure Monitoring:

  • Enhancements to Entity Types

IT Analytics:

  • Exadata Analytic: Integrated view of Exadata with monitoring, logs and analytics
  • SQL Analytics

Packaged Application Management:

  • Cross-Service features
  • EBS Monitoring & Diagnostics

Common Features:

  • Edit Mode in Dashboards
  • Ability To Link to SQL Analytics from Widget Title
  • Dashboard limits
  • Data Explorer – Data points limit increased to 80K
  • Data Explorer Line Chart – User can pin the x-axis
  • Data Explorer Line Chart – Auto option
  • Updated Docs and Articles

 

 

 

IT Analytics

Exadata Analytics
Integrated view of Exadata with monitoring, logs and analytics

Starting 1.37 you can get a unified view of your enterprise-wide resource utilization, performance of Exadata systems, Logs for troubleshooting and alerts in the overview page of the Exadata Analytics application. With unified view you can track down problems and resolve them quickly.

The unified view provides the following information:

  • The categorization of the Exadata systems across your enterprise, based on the rack type.
  • The number of databases and their version numbers associated with Exadata systems for the past three months.
  • Performance of your databases by listing the databases with performance degradation, databases with varying workload performance, and inefficient databases. You can drill down to further analyze the performance of these databases using the Database Performance Analytics application of Oracle IT Analytics.
  • The status of each Exadata system along with the status of databases on these systems.
  • The list of all open alerts grouped by their severity.
  • The systems expected to reach high utilization for a specific period (for systems with Enterprise edition license type). • The percentage utilization of all systems for the last 14 days.
  • Summary of logs grouped by log source. You can click a bar in the graph to view the log details in the Oracle Log Analytics Log Explorer.
  • The global resource usage for all Exadata systems in terms of CPU, memory, IOPS, and Exadata storage.
  • You can still drilldown to a single Exadata to explore the dimensions.
  • CIS Benchmark for Oracle Database 11g v2.2.0, Level 1 RDBMS
  • CIS Benchmark for Oracle Database 12c v2.0.0, Level 1 RDBMS using Unified Auditing

SQL Analytics

Starting 1.37 in SQL Analytics drill down page in the heat map once a SQL is selected for a particular database, and if there are other databases executing the same SQL than automatically it will highlight all the occurrences of the SQL across the databases. This makes it is easier for the user to identify same workload across database and check the performance across the databases.

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Packaged Application Management

Packaged Application Management (Cross-Service features):

Siebel Monitoring & Diagnostics:

  • Discover Full Siebel Stack for Siebel IP15 (IP16+ support to be released soon)
  • Siebel log enrichment (i.e. error categories, problem priority tagging)
  • Out of the box dashboard set for Siebel provides visibility across all components
    • Siebel topology health and high-level metrics and alerting
    • Siebel component fleet view with heat maps to quickly identify problem areas
    • Siebel trends for identifying issues over longer periods of time
    • In-context drill downs to log analytics and Siebel entity pages

EBS Monitoring & Diagnostics:

  • We now officially support discovery and monitoring of EBS 12.1.3 (in addition to EBS 12.2.x)
  • Discovery is done via a simplified JSON
  • EBS 12.1.3 discovery will not include monitoring of OC4J
    • OC4J discovery will be added in 1.39/1.40
    • APM does not, and will not, support OC4J
  • Please keep Uday and Avi in the loop on any EBS (12.2 or 12.1.3) opportunity

Common Features

Edit Mode in Dashboards

This release introduces a new edit mode for dashboards and dashboard sets. This feature distinguishes between the Edit mode and the View mode. You now create a dashboard or make changes to a previously created dashboard in the Edit mode and select the Done Editing option to go to the View mode.        

Ability To Link to SQL Analytics from Widget Title            

Dashboard limits   

  • Hard limit on Dashboard : 30 widgets
  • Hard limit on Number of tabs for a dashboard: 40

Data Explorer – Data points limit increased to 80K   

This will allow users to view raw data for 8 entities for the entire week

  

New Save As option to customize an out-of-the-box widget or a widget created by another user from a dashboard

Data Explorer Line Chart – User can pin the x-axis   

Data Explorer now allows users to pin a specific x-axis e.g. Raw, Hour or Day while building a dashboard and Dashboard will respect that selection instead of changing the x-axis automatically when time in the dashboard is changed

Data Explorer Line Chart – Auto option   

If user selects Automatic in the x-axis for a widget – raw data is selected when Time range is < 1 day, hourly is selected >24 hours and less than 30 days and Daily data is selected when time range is >=30 days

Updated Docs and Articles   

 

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Oracle OpenWorld 2018

Oracle Management Cloud and Enterprise Manager at OpenWorld 2018

 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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