1 Introduction

Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Grid Control is Oracle's single, integrated solution for managing all aspects of the Oracle Grid and the applications running on it. Grid Control couples a potent, top-down monitoring approach to delivering the highest quality of service for applications with a cost-effective automated configuration management, provisioning, and administrative solution. This powerful combination provides unequaled management for any size Oracle data center.

Oracle also offers several options, management packs, management plug-ins, and other products that enhance the capabilities of Oracle Enterprise Manager for specific purposes. This guide describes the separately licensed Oracle Enterprise Manager management packs, management plug-ins, and other products you can purchase to enhance the capabilities of Oracle Enterprise Manager in specific environments. This guide contains the following chapters and appendix:

License Authorization Requirement

You cannot use the options, packs, reports, licensed repository views, or Command Line Interface (CLI) verbs described in these chapters without the appropriate licenses. Although these options, Management Packs, or products may be included in product CDs or downloads, or described in documentation that you receive, this does not authorize you to use them without the appropriate licenses.

Showing Management Pack Information

Enterprise Manager indicates licensed links by showing an abbreviation for a pack beside the licensed link. The default is to not show these abbreviations. To enable this feature, do the following:

  1. Access any Enterprise Manager Grid Control page.

  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see a + icon beside the About Oracle Enterprise Manager link on the left.

  3. Click the + icon. The + icon changes to a - icon, and the pack abbreviations now appear beside the licensed links.

    For instance, click the Targets tab, click the Services sub-tab, then click a service name. The Service Home page that appears displays SLM abbreviations beside several links. If you click the abbreviation link, a table appears that provides the abbreviations, pack names, target types, and descriptions for all of the packs.

Enabling and Disabling the Oracle Enterprise Manager Packs

You can enable or disable the functionality for most packs in the Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Grid Control Console using the following procedure.

  1. Ensure that you are using Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Grid Control.

    To check your Grid Control version, log in to the Grid Control Console and click About Oracle Enterprise Manager at the bottom of any page.

  2. Log in to the Grid Control Console as a super administrator.

  3. Click Setup in the upper right corner of the page.

  4. Click Management Pack Access on the left navigation panel.

    The Management Pack Access page allows you to enable or disable access for each Management Pack on each listed target.

  5. For each target listed, you can enable or disable the management packs associated with the target. For the target listed in the Name column, select the management packs for which you have access and click the box for that pack. For a new target, click the box in the Pack Access Agreed column to agree to the terms of the licensing agreement. The Pack Access Agreed option is available for selection only for a newly added target for which you have not accepted the terms of the Licensing Agreement.

  6. Click Apply to save your changes.

When you disable a Management Pack, links that are part of that pack will either be disabled or, when a link is clicked, a message will indicate that the associated pack is not licensed for use. After performing the previous steps to disable a pack, any administrator who logs into the Grid Control Console cannot access Management Pack functionality that you have disabled.

Additional Database and Fusion Middleware Information

For additional information about licensed products associated with either Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Fusion Middleware, or Oracle WebLogic Server, see the following documentation on the Oracle Technology Network:


  • Oracle Database Licensing Information

  • Oracle Fusion Middleware Licensing Information

  • Installing and Updating WebLogic Platform License Files

Enterprise Manager Restricted-use License

  • Enterprise Manager includes a restricted-use license of the Oracle Database for use as the Oracle Management Repository only.

    Additional database options or additional servers for disaster recovery require separate licensing. Customers receive one single-instance database with the Grid Control, or RMAN, repository. To protect the repository with Data Guard, customers need to purchase a license for the standby site. To protect the repository with Oracle Real Application Clusters, customers must license the second node for the database, and both nodes require an Oracle Real Application Clusters license.

  • Use of Oracle WebLogic Server with Oracle Enterprise Manager is restricted to the servlet functionality without clustering for the Oracle Management Server (OMS).