Overview of Host Management

A host is a computer where managed databases and other services reside. A host is one of many components or targets than can be monitored and managed by Oracle Enterprise Manager.

Monitoring refers to the process of gathering information and keeping track of activity, status, performance, and health of targets managed by Cloud Control on your host. A Management Agent deployed on the host in conjunction with plug-ins monitors every managed target on the host. Once hosts are discovered and promoted within Enterprise Manager, you can monitor these hosts.

Administration is the process of managing and maintaining the hosts on your system.

To view all the hosts monitored by Oracle Enterprise Manager, select Hosts on the Targets menu of the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control.


For information on discovering and promoting hosts, discovering unmanaged hosts, converting unmanaged hosts to managed hosts, and so on, see Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide.