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Oracle® Enterprise Manager Concepts
11g Release 11.1.0.1

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Preface

This manual introduces Oracle Enterprise Manager and describes the concepts required to use the product effectively to manage your Oracle environment.

Note that later versions of this and other Enterprise Manager books may be available on the Oracle Technology Network:

http://www.oracle.com/technology/documentation/oem.html

Audience

This manual is intended for all users of Oracle Enterprise Manager.

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Structure

The following preface and chapters discuss in greater detail Enterprise Manager functionality and applications:

Chapter 1, "New Features In Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Grid Control Release 1 "

Presents an overview of the new features in Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Release 11.1.0.1.

Chapter 2, "Introduction" Introduces, at a high-level, and puts into business-use context the features and benefits of using Enterprise Manager.

Chapter 3, "Overview of Enterprise Manager Grid Control" Describes the subsystems in Enterprise Manager.

Chapter 4, "Enterprise Configuration Management" Explains how Enterprise Manager simplifies the monitoring and management of the deployments in your enterprise.

Chapter 5, "Host and Third-Party Target Management" Describes Enterprise Manager's built-in features for managing host targets, as well as out-of-box third-party targets from non-Oracle vendors.

Chapter 6, "Database Management" Specifies the features Enterprise Manager includes to monitor, manage, administer, and maintain Oracle Databases.

Chapter 8, "Service Management" Explains how Enterprise Manager monitors and manages services and Web applications to determine the availability, performance, usage, and overall effectiveness of business implementations.

Chapter 7, "Change Management for Databases" Describes the Change Management feature in Enterprise Manager.

Chapter 9, "Middleware Management" Describes how Enterprise Manager provides an easy way to centrally manage your middle-tier Oracle Application Server environment.

Chapter 10, " Identity Management" Describes how to manage your Identity Management targets.

Chapter 11, "Oracle Beehive Management" Describes how you can use Enterprise Manager to manage your Oracle Beehive targets.

Chapter 12, "Lifecycle Management" Provides an overview of the server and software provisioning and patching features.

Chapter 13, "Virtualization Management" Introduces the concept of Virtualization Management in Enterprise Manager.

Appendix A, "Oracle Beehive Service Dashboard Metrics" Lists the Beehive metrics.

Glossary

Provides definitions of terms specific to Enterprise Manager.

Related Documents

For more information, see the following manuals in the Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Release 1 documentation set:

The latest versions of this and other Enterprise Manager books can be found at:

http://www.oracle.com/technology/documentation/oem.html

Oracle Enterprise Manager also provides extensive online help. Click Help on any Oracle Enterprise Manager page to display the online help system.

Updated Terminology

In previous versions of Oracle Enterprise Manager, Service Level Management was known as either Application Service Level Management or Application Performance Management.

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