|Oracle Enterprise Manager Administrator's Guide
Part Number A85248-01
This chapter describes the purpose and organization of this guide. The following information is discussed:
This guide describes Oracle® Enterprise Manager, Release 2.2: Oracle's system management Console, common services, and integrated platform graphical tools. Oracle Enterprise Manager is bundled with the DBA Management Pack, which is an integrated set of standard database administration applications to help automate and simplify the common daily tasks of administrators. These supplemental applications focus on specific areas of database administration, helping administrators with their daily and routine tasks of managing databases and other services and keeping them operational.
From the client interface, the Oracle Enterprise Manager Console, you can do the following:
While using Enterprise Manager products, you should refer to the online help for specific information on the displayed dialog box, menu, or window. You can display the online help by pressing F1 or selecting a Help button if present.
For an overview of the Oracle Enterprise Manager system, see the Oracle Enterprise Manager Concepts Guide.
This guide is written for those who wish to use Oracle Enterprise Manager to perform system administration tasks.
This guide assumes you are familiar with the administrative tasks you wish to perform. If you are not, refer to the Oracle server documentation set. The Oracle server documentation set contains specific and thorough descriptions of the database administration tasks you can perform with Enterprise Manager applications. In addition, the Oracle server documentation set provides recommendations on how to administer your database optimally. If you have not yet read the introductory chapters of the Oracle server administrator's guide, we recommend that you do so. These chapters describe the specific responsibilities of a database administrator.
You should also be familiar with the operation of your specific Microsoft Windows or UNIX system. See the documentation for your Windows or UNIX system, if necessary.
This guide is divided into chapters, as described below.
This chapter describes the Enterprise Manager Console, its basic configuration and functions, as well as system adminstrative functions such as paging, email, and managing administrators.
This chapter explains the Navigator component of the Enterprise Manager Console, associated menus, and managing object within the Navigator such as discovering services, managing web servers, and generating reports.
This chapter explains the Group component of the Enterprise Manager Console and how using Groups can simplify administering a your enterprise.
This chapter explains how to use the Job Scheduling component of Enterprise Manager to automate administrative tasks.
This chapter explains how to use the Event Management component of Enterprise Manager to monitor managed nodes and services.
This chapter introduces the DBA Management Pack, which is an integrated set of standard database administration applications to help automate and simplify the common daily tasks of administrators. It also describes the user interface elements used in the database administration applications.
The Oracle Enterprise Manager Administrator's Guide has been designed to be used closely with the Oracle Server documentation set. While this guide describes how to use Enterprise Manager to perform database administration tasks, the Oracle Server documentation set describes the reasons for and the implications of performing these tasks. Consequently, you should refer to the Oracle Server documentation set while using Enterprise Manager to perform your administrative tasks.
For an overview of the Enterprise Manager system, see the Oracle Enterprise Manager Concepts Guide. After reading this manual, you may choose to proceed directly to those chapters that are relevant to the tasks you plan to perform using Enterprise Manager.
Before using the database administration applications, you should read Chapter 6, "DBA Management Pack". This chapter provides an overview of the organization and user interface elements of the applications.
While using the Enterprise Manager products, you should refer to the online help for specific information on the displayed dialog box, menu, or window. You can display the online help by pressing F1 or selecting a Help button if present.
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:
Special text is provided to alert you to particular information within the body of this guide and within other manuals.
This indicates important information related to Enterprise Manager.
Where necessary, this refers you to your operating system-specific Oracle documentation for additional information.
This highlights information that is important when performing the described task.
This signifies suggestions and practical hints that can be helpful when using Enterprise Manager.
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The Oracle Enterprise Manager product documentation includes the following:
The guides are available on the CD in HTML and Adobe Acrobat (PDF) formats for viewing with a web browser. In addition to the Enterprise Manager documentation, extensive online help is provided for Oracle Enterprise Manager components.
The Oracle Enterprise Manager Administrator's Guide refers to important information in related publications. Depending on the version of the Oracle database, you would refer to the Oracle7 or Oracle8i documentation. The related books referred to in this guide are listed below:
Oracle Corporation also publishes several files that are available on your distribution media. These files are usually named README, RELNOTE, BUGHST, and RESTRICT and have extensions such as .WRI, .DOC, and .TXT. Read these files to learn about changes to the software or documentation that has not been described in the guides. The exact names and locations of the files mentioned above may vary, depending on your operating system.