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Oracle® Enterprise Manager Grid Control Quick Start Guide
10g Release 2 (10.2)

Part Number B28678-03
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This Preface contains these sections:


Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control Quick Start Guide is for a super administrator to efficiently perform common day-to-day administrative tasks with Enterprise Manager. It also provides recommended best practices for configuring Grid Control to achieve these tasks.

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This guide contains the following chapters and is organized as follows:

Chapter 1, "Introduction to Grid Control Quick Start Guide"

This chapter gives you a brief overview about this book and Enterprise Manager Grid Control.

Chapter 2, "Getting Started with Enterprise Manager"

This chapter contains information on how to get started with Enterprise Manager Grid Control by setting up accounts, roles, credentials, and notification schedules.

Chapter 3, "System Monitoring"

This chapter contains information on effective system monitoring with the help of alerts and notifications.

Chapter 4, "Managing Groups"

This chapter describes how you can use the group management system to combine targets into groups and manage them more effectively.

Chapter 5, "Managing Service Levels"

This chapter describes how you can monitor and manage application service levels at high standards of availability.

Chapter 6, "Job System"

This chapter describes how you can use the Job System to automate routine administrative tasks and synchronize components in your environment.

Chapter 7, "Configuration Management"

This chapter describes tools for configuration management and policy management.

Chapter 8, "Provisioning"

This chapter describes automated provisioning tools that help you dramatically reduce the time and expense to deploy new systems.

Chapter 9, "Information Publisher"

This chapter describes the powerful reporting feature of Enterprise Manager.

Chapter 10, "Extending Grid Control"

This chapter describes how Enterprise Manager Grid Control can be extended to monitor non-Oracle products by using Management Plug-ins.