This document provides an overview of the Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center software. The goal of this book is to help you understand the concepts of the Enterprise Manager Ops Center design.
Organizations encounter a variety of IT and system management challenges. Many are moving toward more complex data centers that incorporate virtualization technology and disparate operating system, hardware, and storage device assets. System administrators are looking for effective methods for managing data center complexities, finding new solutions for the major challenges that they face, reducing costs, and saving time.
Today system management challenges include streamlining operations to control operation and maintenance costs, deploying new assets quickly, and reducing downtime. Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control and Enterprise Manager Ops Center can help address these challenges.
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Enterprise Manager Grid Control and Enterprise Manager Ops Center are complementary technologies that are designed to provide an enterprise-level data center management solution for all levels, from applications to storage disks. Enterprise Manager Grid Control software enables businesses to improve application, middleware, and database performance. Enterprise Manager Ops Center software enables businesses to manage the operating systems, virtual machines, servers, and storage devices. Together, they deliver unparalleled data center infrastructure and asset maintenance and reliability.
Each application monitors managed assets, or targets, in different sections of the data center asset stack. Enterprise Manager Grid Control manages applications, middleware, databases, and operating systems and Enterprise Manager Ops Center manages operating systems, virtual machines, servers, and storage devices.
You can install and configure the applications to work together, or you can use each application individually. This document focuses solely on the features and functionality of the Enterprise Manager Ops Center software.
Enterprise Manager Ops Center is Oracle's comprehensive system management solution for managing the physical and virtual operating systems, servers, and storage devices (or assets) in your data center. With Enterprise Manager Ops Center you can use the discovery and management features to add your data center assets to the list of managed assets in Enterprise Manager Ops Center. You can provision, update (patch), monitor and manage the physical and virtual managed assets in one or more of your data centers from a single console, regardless of where the asset is located.