3 Overview of Configuration Best Practices

Using Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g is the MAA best practice recommendation for configuring your entire high availability environment. Oracle Enterprise Manager is Oracle's single, integrated solution for managing all aspects of the Oracle Grid and the applications running on it. Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control couples top-down monitoring for applications with automated configuration management, provisioning, and administration. This powerful combination provides unequaled management for any size Oracle data center.

Using Oracle Enterprise Manager you can perform most configuration tasks. For example, you can:

  • Migrate to Oracle Automatic Storage Management (Oracle ASM)

  • Migrate a single-instance Oracle Database to Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC)

  • Create Oracle Data Guard standby databases

  • Configure backup and recovery

  • Implement Oracle Active Data Guard

  • Use the MAA Advisor to implement Oracle's best practices and achieve a high availability architecture

For information about the configuration Best Practices for Oracle Database, see the following chapters:

See Also:

Oracle Enterprise Manager online help system, and the documentation set available at