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Oracle® Enterprise Manager Grid Control Installation and Basic Configuration
10g Release 1 (10.1)
Part No. B12012-03
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This guide is your primary source of pre-installation requirements and certifications, installation options and strategy, and post-installation configuration information for Oracle Enterprise Manager.

This preface contains the following topics:

Intended Audience

This guide is written for Oracle and system administrators who want to install and configure Oracle Enterprise Manager. You should already be familiar with Oracle and the administrative tasks you want to perform.

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This guide contains four chapters and three appendixes.

Chapter 1, " Pre-Installation Considerations"

This chapter contains hardware and software requirements, operating system, browser, and components certifications.

Chapter 2, "Installing Enterprise Manager"

This chapter contains descriptions of the different deployment options.

Chapter 3, "Post-Installation Configuration Tasks"

This chapter identifies the configuration tasks required after installation is complete.

Chapter 4, "Getting Started with Enterprise Manager"

This chapter describes the standard out-of-box configuration upon installation and provides information on starting Grid Control and controlling the Management Agent and Management Service.

Appendix A, "Patches and Packages"

This appendix contains the additional software requirements of certified operating systems, such as patches and packages, and includes required patches for the Management Repository.

Appendix B, "Management Repository Database Settings"

This appendix contains the recommended initialization parameter values for your Management Repository database, as well as other recommended settings.

Appendix C, "Using the Downloadable Management Agent"

This appendix contains instructions on installing multiple Management Agents using the agentDownload script.

Appendix D, "Enterprise Manager Java Console"

This appendix contains instructions on Java Console startup and Change Manager configuration information.

Related Documents

For more information, see the following manuals in the Oracle Enterprise Manager documentation set:

For the latest versions of these and other books, check the Oracle Technology Network at:

Oracle Enterprise Manager also provides extensive online help. Click Help at the top of any Enterprise Manager page to display the online help window. This installation guide has been designed to work hand-in-hand with the online help provided with the installation.


This section describes the conventions used in the text and code examples of this documentation set. It describes:

Conventions in Text

We use various conventions in text to help you more quickly identify special terms. The following table describes those conventions and provides examples of their use.

Convention Meaning Example
Bold Bold typeface indicates an element in the user interface. Click Help for more information.
Italics Italic typeface indicates book titles or emphasis. Oracle Database Concepts

Ensure that the recovery catalog and target database do not reside on the same disk.

lowercase monospace (fixed-width font) Lowercase monospace typeface indicates executables, filenames, directory names, and sample user-supplied elements. Such elements include computer and database names, net service names, and connect identifiers, as well as user-supplied database objects and structures, column names, packages and classes, usernames and roles, program units, and parameter values.

Note: Some programmatic elements use a mixture of UPPERCASE and lowercase. Enter these elements as shown.

Enter sqlplus to open SQL*Plus.

The password is specified in the orapwd file.

Back up the datafiles and control files in the /disk1/oracle/dbs directory.

The department_id, department_name, and location_id columns are in the hr.departments table.

Set the QUERY_REWRITE_ENABLED initialization parameter to true.

Connect as oe user.

The JRepUtil class implements these methods.

Conventions in Code Examples

Code examples illustrate SQL, PL/SQL, SQL*Plus, or other command-line statements. They are displayed in a monospace (fixed-width) font and separated from normal text as shown in this example:

SELECT username FROM dba_users WHERE username = 'MIGRATE';

The following table describes typographic conventions used in code examples and provides examples of their use.

Convention Meaning Example
< > Angle brackets in command syntax denote an item for which you can substitute a real value. Do not enter the angle brackets. <host>:<port>:<oracle_sid>
Italics Italicized text indicates placeholders or variables for which you must supply particular values. CONNECT SYSTEM/system_password

DB_NAME = database_name