This Enterprise Manager Ops Center release contains a several enhancements and new features, including the following:
Dashboards – View dashboards for a summary of a group of assets, or an individual asset, including a graphical representations of the asset status and membership.
Problem management – Monitoring parameters, rules, and editable thresholds are available to monitor your managed assets. If a problem is identified, the problem management system is activated. Known issues and the assigned administrators appear in the Message Center. A system of annotations provides a wide range of options, from updating the status to automatically run scripts to resolve a specific problem.
Links between Enterprise Manager Ops Center and Enterprise Manager Grid Control – When an asset is managed in Enterprise Manager Ops Center and Enterprise Manager Grid Control, you can view configuration, health, and performance information and problems in the user interface of each software product.
Enhanced profile functionality – New profile types enable you to create software profiles and operational profiles that contain your custom executable scripts. To be deployed, profiles must be associated with a plan.
Operational plans – Used to deploy a single operational profile script. An operational plan can run as an individual plan, or as a step within a deployment plan. You can run the scripts independent of local software, and can use them to perform specific tasks in your environment, such as configuration options, or to assist in problem management.
Deployment plans – Combine one or more profiles and scripts to create a multi-step plan that facilitates faster and more consistent provisioning and updating. Use deployment plans to combine several different tasks into a consistent deployment.
Plan management – Contains the templates, profiles, and plans needed to create and deploy plans. Plan management also includes a Problems Knowledge Base, where you can create a database of known issues. You can use operational profiles and annotations to associate recommended or automated actions as a response to known issues.
Hardware management – Update system component firmware and track hardware configuration changes over time. Increase energy efficiency by tracking energy utilization for ILOM x64, ILOM CMT, and M-Series servers and chassis and manage the power budget of ILOM 3.0 systems.
Hardware support – Hardware support now includes Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage Appliance product line, Magnum Infiniband switches and Opus 10GBE switches. Enhancements for creating and displaying the M-series control domain and chassis.
Improvements for storage and library management – Each virtual host can now store logical domain and zone metadata in any mounted file system it can access. All of the filesystems that are accessible to a virtual host are listed on its Libraries tab.
Oracle Solaris Cluster management – Discover, monitor and view Oracle Solaris Clusters
Virtualization management – Additional features for managing Oracle Solaris Zones, Oracle VM Servers for SPARC, and virtual pools.
New and improved reports – New reports are available and some existing reports have been revised.