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10g Release 2 (10.2)
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This manual introduces Oracle Enterprise Manager and describes the concepts required to use the product effectively to manage your Oracle environment.

Note that later versions of this and other Enterprise Manager books may be available on the Oracle Technology Network:


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

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The following preface and chapters discuss in greater detail Enterprise Manager functionality and applications:

What's New in Enterprise Manager 10.2

Presents an overview of the new features in Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Release 2 (10.2).

Part I, "General Grid Control Features"

Contains the chapters that describe general features of Grid Control that may apply to any target type.

Chapter 1, "Introduction" Introduces, at a high-level, and puts into business-use context the features and benefits of using Enterprise Manager Grid Control.

Chapter 2, "Setting Up Enterprise Manager" Explains the options within the Grid Control Setup and Preferences pages, such as roles, privileges, connection settings, and so on.

Chapter 3, "Licensable Management Options" Describes the different management packs, plug-ins, and connectors that you can license for Enterprise Manager.

Chapter 4, "System Monitoring" Describes how Enterprise Manager monitors the performance and availability of the targets within your Oracle environment.

Chapter 5, "Group Management" Describes Enterprise Manager group management functionality.

Chapter 6, "Managing Deployments" Describes how you can use Grid Control to manage all the deployments in your enterprise, including hardware/software configurations, patching, cloning, provisioning, and policy management.

Chapter 7, "Information Publisher" Explains report definitions, customizing reports, the elements of a report, and out-of-box reports.

Chapter 8, "Job System" Explains how the Enterprise Manager Job System provides the capacity to automate administrative tasks and synchronize systems.

Chapter 9, "Extending Enterprise Manager" Introduces Enterprise Manager framework extensions such as adding new target types or directly accessing information stored in the Management Repository.

Chapter 10, "Managing from Anywhere Using EM2GO" Introduces the mobile management application designed for the Oracle Environment.

Part II, "Managed Targets"

Contains the chapters that describe the Grid Control features for specific target types, such as services, databases, application servers, and more.

Chapter 11, "Service Management" Explains how Enterprise Manager monitors and manages services and Web applications to determine the availability, performance, usage, and overall effectiveness of business implementations.

Chapter 12, "Database Management" Specifies the features Enterprise Manager includes to monitor, manage, administer, and maintain Oracle Databases.

Chapter 13, "Application Server Management" Describes how Enterprise Manager provides an easy way to centrally manage your middle-tier Oracle Application Server environment.

Chapter 14, "Oracle Collaboration Suite Management" Describes the new capabilities for Collaboration Suite management, including service and system monitoring, service topology, monitoring dashboards, and client data collection.

Chapter 15, "Host and Third-Party Target Management" Describes Grid Control's built-in features for managing host targets, as well as out-of-box third-party targets from non-Oracle vendors such as BEA and IBM.

Chapter 16, "E-Business Suite Management" Introduces the Grid Control Plug-in for Oracle Applications, which helps you monitor E-Business Suite components using Grid Control.


Provides definitions of terms specific to Enterprise Manager.

Related Documents

For more information, see the following manuals in the Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Release 2 documentation set:

The latest versions of this and other Enterprise Manager books can be found at:

Oracle Enterprise Manager also provides extensive online help. Click Help on any Oracle Enterprise Manager page to display the online help system.

Updated Terminology

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


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