Oracle Enterprise Manager Concepts Guide
Release 9.0.1

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The Oracle Enterprise Manager Concepts Guide presents a general overview of Oracle® Enterprise Manager Release 9.0.1.

Oracle Enterprise Manager is a system management tool which provides an integrated solution for managing your heterogeneous environment. The product combines a graphical console, agents, common services, and tools to provide an integrated, comprehensive systems management platform for managing Oracle products.

Refer to the Oracle Enterprise Manager online help or the Oracle Enterprise Manager Administrator's Guide for information on how to use Oracle Enterprise Manager.

For program updates and important notes on using Oracle Enterprise Manager, refer to the Oracle Enterprise Manager Readme.

Intended Audience

This guide explains the general concepts of Oracle Enterprise Manager. You should already be familiar with Oracle and the administrative tasks you wish to perform.

For general information about the Oracle9i and how it works, refer to Oracle9i Database Concepts. For information about database administration procedures, refer to the Oracle9i documentation set. The Oracle9i documentation set contains specific and thorough descriptions of the database administration tasks you can perform with Oracle Enterprise Manager tools. In addition, the Oracle9i documentation set provides recommendations on how to administer your database optimally.

You should also be familiar with the operation of your specific Microsoft Windows or Unix system. Refer to the documentation for your Windows or Unix system, if necessary.

How this Guide Is Organized

This guide is divided into the following chapters:

Chapters   Description 

Chapter 1, "Overview of Oracle Enterprise Manager" 

Chapter 1 describes the overall architecture and features of Oracle Enterprise Manager: the Console, Oracle Management Server, and the common services. 

Chapter 2, "The Console" 

Chapter 2 describes the layout and use of the Oracle Enterprise Manager Console. 

Chapter 3, "Job and Event Systems" 

Chapter 3 describes the Job Scheduling and Event Systems, which execute jobs and monitor for occurrences on sites throughout the network. 

Chapter 4, "Database Administration" 

Chapter 4 describes the database administrative functionality bundled with Oracle Enterprise Manager. 

Chapter 5, "Oracle Management Packs and Integrated Applications" 

Chapter 5 describes Oracle Enterprise Manager's integrated applications and the optional system management packs which extend Oracle Enterprise Manager's functionality. 

Appendix A, "Keyboard Navigation" 

This appendix contains non-standard keys. 

Documentation Set

The Oracle Enterprise Manager Release 9i documentation includes the following:

In addition to the Oracle Enterprise Manager documentation set, extensive on-line help is provided for components in Oracle Enterprise Manager.

To download free release notes or installation documentation, please visit the Oracle Documentation Center at

Printed documentation is available for sale in the Oracle Store at

Related Documents

Related publications are listed below:


The following sections explain the conventions used in this guide.


This guide contains code examples. Note that the text of examples appears in a different font than the text of the guide. This is an example of a SELECT statement:


Examples in this guide follow these case conventions:

Command Syntax

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