Oracle Enterprise Manager Getting Started with the Oracle Standard Management Pack
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This section describes the purpose and organization of this guide: Getting Started with the Oracle Standard Management Pack. Specifically, it covers the following topics:

Purpose of This Guide

This guide provides an overview of the Oracle Standard Management Pack applications and their features. As the guide describes how to use the Oracle Standard Management Pack applications, it also introduces you to key concepts and terminology in the following products: Oracle Performance Manager, Oracle Index Tuning Wizard, Oracle Baseline Viewer, Oracle Change Manager, Oracle Create Baseline, Oracle Compare Database Objects, and Oracle TopSessions charts.


This guide is written for Oracle Standard Management Pack users who want to monitor and diagnose problems, tune high impact indexes, and track and compare changes in their Oracle environment.

How This Guide Is Organized

This guide is organized as follows:

Chapter 1, "Overview"

Provides a general description of the Oracle Standard Management Pack.

Chapter 2, "Post-Installation Configuration"

Describes how to configure Performance Manager and TopSessions.

Chapter 3, "Introduction to Oracle Performance Manager"

Provides an overview of the Oracle Performance Manager application and its features.

Chapter 4, "Introduction to Oracle Index Tuning Wizard"

Provides an overview of the Oracle Index Tuning wizard.

Chapter 5, "Overview of the Change Management Applications"

Provides an overview of the Baseline Viewer, Create Baseline, Compare Database Objects, and Change Manager applications and their features.

Chapter 6, "Using Change Manager"

Provides an overview of the Change Manager application.

Chapter 7, "Using Oracle TopSessions"

Provides an overview of the Oracle TopSessions application and its features.

Appendix A, "Troubleshooting Appendix"

Provides solutions to problems you may encounter while working with the Standard Management Pack.

Conventions Used in This Guide

The following table lists the conventions used in the guide.

Convention  Explanation 

The default superuser prompt. 

The default user prompt. 


Press the Ctrl key while you simultaneously press another key (in this case, C). 


Italicized words indicate variables, such as a file or directory name. 


Represents the directory where you installed Oracle Enterprise Manager components and the Oracle Standard Management Pack applications. The directory name may be different on your system. 


The xx represents the version of the database for which you are collecting data; for example, otrace73 for the Oracle Server release 7.3. 

This guide also assumes that you are familiar with the operation of Microsoft Windows NT. Refer to the Windows documentation for your system, if necessary. In general, this guide shows the directory names as they are used in UNIX; on an NT system, delineate directory names with a backslash (\).

To reduce wordiness and redundancy, menu and submenu choices are joined by arrows. For example, Collection=>Create refers to the Create Collection choice in the Collection menu.

Oracle Enterprise Manager Pack Information

The Oracle Enterprise Manager product family includes the following packs: Oracle Change Management Pack, Oracle Diagnostics Pack, Oracle Standard Management Pack, Oracle Tuning Pack, Oracle Management Pack for SAP R/3, and Oracle Management Pack for Oracle Applications. Each pack is fully integrated into the Oracle Enterprise Manager Console framework.

Oracle Change Management Pack

Oracle Diagnostics Pack

Oracle Standard Management Pack

Oracle Tuning Pack

Oracle Management Pack for SAP R/3

Oracle Management Pack for Oracle Applications

Related Publications

For further details about the information provided in this manual, see the following manuals in the Oracle Server documentation set:

Oracle Enterprise Manager Documentation

The Getting Started with the Oracle Standard Management Pack manual is one of several Oracle Enterprise Manager documents.

Oracle Enterprise Manager base documentation

Oracle Management Pack Installation Documentation

Oracle Change Management Pack documentation

Oracle Diagnostics Pack documentation

Oracle Tuning Pack documentation

Oracle Management Pack for SAP/R3 Documentation

Oracle Management Pack for Oracle Applications Documentation

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