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Oracle® Enterprise Manager Concepts
10g Release 1 (10.1)
Part No. B12016-02
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Preface

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

Intended Audience

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

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Structure

The architecture of the Enterprise Manager framework provides a high level of flexibility and functionality. You can easily customize Enterprise Manager to suit the monitoring and administrative needs of your environment. The following chapters discuss in greater detail Enterprise Manager functionality and applications:


Chapter 1, " Introduction "

Presents an overview of the Enterprise Manager framework: targets, services, and Grid Control. It also provides information about Enterprise Manager framework security.


Chapter 2, " Monitoring the Oracle Environment"

Describes how Enterprise Manager monitors system performance and availability of your Oracle environment.


Chapter 3, " Application Service Level Management"

Explains how Enterprise Manager monitors and manages e-business application infrastructures to determine the level of performance and overall effectiveness of e-business implementations. Monitoring capabilities include: user response times, performance and availability of servers, ability to isolate outages and performance bottlenecks, and rapid problem resolution.


Chapter 4, " Database Management"

Specifies how Enterprise Manager provides a comprehensive suite of applications to manage and administer Oracle databases.


Chapter 5, " Application Server Management"

Describes how Enterprise Manager provides an easy way to centrally manage your middle-tier Oracle Application Server environment.


Chapter 6, " Managing Deployments"

Explains how Enterprise Manager allows you to track and manage your host, database, and enterprise hardware/software configurations.


Chapter 7, " Setting Up Enterprise Manager for Your Environment"

Covers those aspects of Enterprise Manager setup and configuration that pertain to administrative effectiveness. Topics include defining roles and creating administrator accounts, organizing targets in groups, and granting appropriate privileges.


Chapter 8, " Extending Enterprise Manager"

Introduces Enterprise Manager framework extensions such as adding new target types or directly accessing information stored in the Management Repository.


Chapter 9, " Managing From Anywhere - EM2Go "

Introduces the mobile management application designed for the Oracle Environment.


Chapter 10, " Job System "

Explains how the Enterprise Manager Job System provides the capacity to automate administrative tasks and synchronize systems.


Glossary

Provides definitions of terms specific to Enterprise Manager.

Related Documents

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

Oracle Enterprise Manager also provides extensive online help. Click Help at the top of any Oracle Enterprise Manager page to display the online help window.

Updated Terminology

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

Conventions

The following conventions are also used in this manual:

Convention Meaning
boldface text Boldface type in text indicates an element in the user interface.
< > Angle brackets enclose user-supplied names.
[ ] Brackets enclose optional clauses from which you can choose one or none.