New Features by Focus Area

This section lists new features categorized by focus area.

Installation and Upgrade

This section describes new features and enhancements for Installation and Upgrade.

  • SSL/TLS Support: You can now configure Oracle Enterprise Manager with an SSL-enabled repository database during an installation or an upgrade, using the Software-Only method. You can also reconfigure an existing Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.5 deployment for more secure TLSv1.2 communication between the OMS and the Enterprise Manager Repository.
    For more information, see:

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 8 (13.5.0.8).

  • Rapid Platform Update: Rapid Platform Update introduces a new method to patch the OMS with the system being up during most of the patching activity. This reduces the maintenance window for patching when compared with previous releases, thus increasing the monitoring of critical targets during planned maintenance.

    For more information, see Rapid Platform Update in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 5 (13.5.0.5).

  • Simplified Agent Patching: Agent System Patches now consolidate all platform and plug-in patches into a single system patch, thus simplifying patch tracking and deployment.

    For more information, see Agent System Patches in Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 1 (13.5.0.1).

  • Enterprise Manager Federation Group Filtering: You can now consolidate multiple Enterprise Manager deployments using group filtering.

    For more information, see Configuring Enterprise Manager Federation in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Advanced Installation and Configuration Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 1 (13.5.0.1).

  • Enhancement to the Software Only Option: The software only option for the Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Installation and Upgrade process has been enhanced. Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 installation wizard now offers the option to perform a software only install or upgrade.

    For more information, see Installing the Enterprise Manager Using the Software-Only Method in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Advanced Installation and Configuration Guide and Upgrading the OMS and the Management Repository to 13c Release Using the Software-Only Method in Graphical Mode Along With Plug-ins in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Upgrade Guide.

  • WebLogic Certificates Management : Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 can now carry over the existing custom WebLogic certificates when performing an upgrade.

    For more information, see Custom Certificates Configured for OMS and Management Agent Are Reused After Upgrading to Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Upgrade Guide.

  • Improved EM Prerequisite Kit: Ensures that your environment meets all the repository requirements during installation or upgrade. These improvements include:
    • Consolidated repository database related checks available in a single pane view
    • Prerequisite check results in HTML format
    • AutoFix option to reduce the manual effort of applying
    • Standalone execution of the prerequisite kit before Installation or Upgrade process

    For more information, see Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Basic Installation Guide, Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Advanced Installation and Configuration Guide and Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Upgrade Guide.

  • Simplified Installation and Reduced Footprint: The reporting framework is now set up outside of the Oracle Enterprise Manager installation, thereby simplifying the installation process. BI Publisher support is replaced with the standalone setup of Oracle Analytics Server (OAS).

    For more information, see Standalone Oracle Analytics Server in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administration Guide.

Configuration, Security, and Maintenance

This section describes new features and enhancements for Configuration, Security, and Maintenance.

  • Set Kerberos/RADIUS-based Named Credentials as Preferred Credentials for Database Targets: New out-of-box Preferred Credential sets (Normal Database Credentials (Advanced) and SYSDBA Database Credentials (Advanced)) allow you to associate Kerberos/Kerberos Keytab or RADIUS Named Credentials to these credential sets for Oracle Database, RAC, and Pluggable Database target types.

    For more information, see Setting Kerberos/RADIUS-based Named Credentials in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Security Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 9 (13.5.0.9).

  • User and Roles Creation Pages in JET UI: The User Creation and Roles Creation pages have been updated to Oracle JET UI. To access these pages, select Security from the Setup menu.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 9 (13.5.0.9).

  • Monitor a Database Using Kerberos and RADIUS Authentication: Kerberos and RADIUS authentication can now be used for Oracle Database, Pluggable database, and RAC database target types.

    For more information, see Kerberos and RADIUS Authentication in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Security Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 6 (13.5.0.6).

  • Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) Support for Authentication: You can now configure Oracle Enterprise Manager with SAML, which is an open standard that allows a seamless, single sign-on login.

    For more information, see Supported Authentication Schemes in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Security Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 1 (13.5.0.1).

Enterprise Monitoring

This section describes new features and enhancements for Enterprise Monitoring.

  • Auto-generate Secure Passwords for Database Users and Database Monitoring Users: The password rotation job now supports the auto-generation of new passwords based on a specified reference password that is compliant with the current password policy in effect for all databases where this job is run. This ensures that all newly generated passwords comply with current password security policies.

    For more information, see Automate Monitoring User Password Management in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Security Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 12 (13.5.0.12).

  • Import/Export Published Runbooks and Define External Links: You can import or export published Dynamic Runbook definitions, thus allowing you to leverage existing Runbooks to create new ones. Additionally, you can now specify links to external websites and MOS notes within Note steps.

    For more information, see Exporting and Importing Dynamic Runbooks and Creating Dynamic Runbooks in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Monitoring Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 11 (13.5.0.11).

  • Use Kerberos Credentials with Corrective Actions: The Add Space to Tablespace (Advanced) corrective action is now available and can be used with Kerberos credentials.

    For more information, see Using Kerberos Credentials with Corrective Actions in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Monitoring Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 11 (13.5.0.11).

  • Include/Exclude Indirect Members in an Administration Group Hierarchy: When creating an administration group hierarchy, you can now specify whether to include or exclude indirect members. Indirect members are targets whose target properties DO NOT match administration group criteria but have been added to the administration group because their parent target is a direct member of the administration group.

    For more information, see Group Member Type and Synchronization in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Monitoring Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 11 (13.5.0.11).

  • Event Compression Analysis: You can now analyze the impact Event Compression Policies would have on events and incidents over a selected period in the past.

    For more information, see Event Compression Policies in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Monitoring Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 11 (13.5.0.11).

  • Create Widgets Using Custom SQL Queries: You can now create a widget using custom SQL queries in Oracle Enterprise Manager dashboards. The custom SQL queries enable you to query data from an Oracle Enterprise Manager Management Repository view and use the available visualization options to visualize the data in a widget.

    For more information, see Creating a Widget Using Custom SQL in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Monitoring Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 11 (13.5.0.11).

  • New Features for Enterprise Manager-OCI Integration
    • Data Export Monitoring: You can now monitor the health of Enterprise Manager data export to OCI using Incident Manager. Export jobs moving information from Enterprise Manager to OCI can now be monitored directly via Incident Manager. Incident rules can be created to notify administrators automatically for quick data export issue resolution.

      For more information, see Monitoring Data Uploads from Enterprise Manager in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide.

    • Source Validation: You can perform validation for an individual data source. The Run Diagnostics option is now available at the target level from the action menu.

      For more information, see Viewing Data Upload Status for a Service in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide.

    • Save Source Diagnostics: Content of the Diagnostics table can now be saved to a comma-separated value (CSV) file for further analysis.

      For more information, see Viewing Data Upload Status for a Service in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide.

    These features are available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 10 (13.5.0.10).

  • Job System Configuration: The Job System Console's Dispatcher dashboard now allows you to modify dispatcher configuration parameters directly.

    For more information, see Dispatcher in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Monitoring Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 10 (13.5.0.10).

  • Relevant Runbooks: Incident Manager allows you to view the top (up to three) Runbooks that may be relevant to a specific incident based on a computed Relevance Score.

    For more information, see Advanced Operations and Configuration (Relevant Runbooks) in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Monitoring Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 10 (13.5.0.10).

  • Create Custom Widgets in Enterprise Manager Dashboards: You can now create a custom widget to visualize Oracle Enterprise Manager data relevant to you and add it to a new or existing dashboard.

    For more information, see Creating a Widget in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Monitoring Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 9 (13.5.0.9).

  • Enterprise Manager Warehouse: Enterprise Manager (EM) Warehouse extracts performance, configuration, and target inventory data from one or more Enterprise Manager repositories and stores it in an Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW) in Oracle Cloud.

    For more information, see Enterprise Manager Warehouse.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 8 (13.5.0.8).

  • Event Compression: Event Compression lets you filter out extraneous incident alerts caused by the excessive triggering of underlying events. The creation of these filters is simplified by allowing you to specify global compression policies that group correlated events into a single incident.

    For more information, see Compressing Multiple Events into a Single Incident in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Monitoring Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 8 (13.5.0.8).

  • Comprehensive OCI Data Export Statuses: Comprehensive data export statuses have been added for Enterprise Manager targets exporting data to OCI.

    For more information, see Viewing Data Upload Status for a Service in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 7 (13.5.0.7).

  • Leverage User Knowledge Via Dynamic Runbooks: Dynamic Runbooks increase efficiency when analyzing and resolving incidents by leveraging user expertise in an organization. Experienced users create an automated series of steps (a Dynamic Runbook) that captures their expertise in using Enterprise Manager functionality to solve a problem. Any user can then execute the defined Dynamic Runbook to triage similar incident conditions.

    For more information, see Using Dynamic Runbooks in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Monitoring Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 7 (13.5.0.7).

  • Automatic Password Rotation for SYSDBA and SYSDG Monitoring Users: Automatic password rotation can now be invoked by Oracle Database monitoring users with SYS* roles such as SYSDBA and SYSDG.

    For more information, see Automate Monitoring User Password Management in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Security Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 6 (13.5.0.6).

  • Monitor a Database Using SYSDG Privileges: Oracle Enterprise Manager now allows users who have been granted Data Guard SYSDG administrator privileges as monitoring credentials for discovering and monitoring Oracle Database targets.

    For more information, see Monitoring with SYSDG Privileges in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Security Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 6 (13.5.0.6).

  • Multiple OCI Services can be Associated with the Same Bridge: A single OCI bridge can now be used for multiple OCI services.

    For more information, see Integrating OCI Services with Enterprise Manager in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 6 (13.5.0.6).

  • Filters in Oracle Enterprise Manager Dashboards: A new Filters feature is now available in Oracle Enterprise Manager dashboards, using which you can narrow down and view data within the context of a selected filter. You can add filters when customizing an out-of-the-box dashboard or creating a new dashboard.

    For more information, see Using Dashboards in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Monitoring Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 5 (13.5.0.5).

  • Monitor a Database Using a Non-DBSNMP User: Oracle Enterprise Manager now allows non-dbsnmp users as monitoring credentials for discovering and monitoring Oracle Database targets. Previously, only the dbsnmp user could be used as monitoring credentials for monitoring Oracle Database targets.

    For more information, see Specifying New Target Monitoring Credentials in Enterprise Manager in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 4 (13.5.0.4).

  • Create a Custom Dashboard: You can now create a custom dashboard and add Oracle-defined widgets to the dashboard. In addition, you can also add widgets when customizing Out-of-the-Box dashboards.

    For more information, see Using Dashboards in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Monitoring Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 4 (13.5.0.4).

  • New Out-of-the-Box Dashboards: The following new out-of-the-box dashboards are now available as part of Enterprise Manager dashboards:
    • Federation Summary – By Sites
    • Federation Summary – By Groups

    For more information, see Out-of-the-Box Enterprise Manager Dashboards in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Monitoring Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 3 (13.5.0.3).

  • Agent Patching UI Enhancements: The Agents page table has an additional column showing the RU version. The NMO Errors page now indicates whether any agents did not run root.sh. For both UI enhancements, the user needs to select the column in order to display the information.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 3 (13.5.0.3).

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Dashboards: You can now use Enterprise Manager dashboards, which are data visualization tools that gather real-time data from the enterprise and display them in easy-to-interpret widgets. In the initial release, the following out-of-the-box dashboards are available in Enterprise Manager and you can customize these dashboards to meet your requirements:
    • Enterprise Summary
    • Group Summary

    For more information, see Using Dashboards in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Monitoring Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 2 (13.5.0.2).

  • Automatic Password Rotation for Non-DBSNMP Users: For users that are not the default monitoring user for database targets, you can use the Change the Password for a Database User job type to automate password rotation.

    For more information, see Automate Non-monitoring User Password Management in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Security Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 1 (13.5.0.1).

  • Ability to Use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Services: You can now use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services (Logging Analytics and Operations Insights) against databases within your Oracle Enterprise Manager environment.

    For more information, see Integrating Enterprise Manager with OCI Services in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide.

  • Support for REST-based Connectors: In addition to SOAP, REST is now supported when developing ticketing connectors.

    For more information, see Building a Ticketing Connector in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Connectors Integration Guide.

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Compliance Standards: Sizing compliance standard rules are now built into Oracle Enterprise Manager. By default, Enterprise Manager checks the Enterprise Manager repository target against these rules and will send alerts suggesting changes for optimal performance.

    For more information, see Compliance Standards in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide.

  • Improved Job System Diagnostics: Improved Job System Diagnostics Dashboards and ability to drill down into new health metrics such as Health for Jobs, Queues, and Dispatchers.

    For more information, see Diagnosing Job System Issues in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Monitoring Guide.

Database Management

This section describes new features and enhancements for Database Management.

  • Oracle Database Vault for Autonomous Databases: You can now manage Oracle Database Vault for Autonomous Databases in Oracle Enterprise Manager and perform tasks such as propagating polices to other databases.

    For more information, see Monitoring and Administration Tasks in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide for Oracle Autonomous Databases.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 11 (13.5.0.11).

  • Data Masking and Subsetting for Autonomous Databases: The Data Masking and Subsetting functionalities are now available for Autonomous Databases in Oracle Enterprise Manager. You can use this comprehensive solution to minimize data exposure in non-production environments by discovering and masking sensitive production data.

    For more information, see Monitoring and Administration Tasks in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide for Oracle Autonomous Databases.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 10 (13.5.0.10).

  • Exadata tab is Now Available in Performance Hub in Oracle Enterprise Manager: The Exadata tab is available for Exadata databases managed through Oracle Enterprise Manager. This tab provides a unified view of Oracle Exadata hard disk and flash performance statistics and provides insight into the health and performance of system components including the databases, Exadata storage cells, and Automatic Storage Management (ASM). You can use the Exadata tab for enhanced performance diagnostics for Exadata databases. This tab is only available in the historical mode and supports only Container Databases (CDBs). It does not support real-time views or provide information on Pluggable Databases (PDBs).

    For more information, see Exadata tab in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure documentation.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 9 (13.5.0.9).

  • Data Redaction Support for Autonomous Databases: The Data Redaction feature is now available for Autonomous Databases in Oracle Enterprise Manager. You can use this feature to redact sensitive information that is displayed in applications without altering the underlying database blocks on disk or in cache.

    For more information, see Monitoring and Administration Tasks in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide for Oracle Autonomous Databases.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 8 (13.5.0.8).

  • New Metric Group for PDBs: A new metric group, Resource Usage, is now available for Pluggable Databases (PDBs). The metrics in this metric group such as Average Buffer Cache Usage and Average CPU Utilization, enable you to monitor the various aspects of PDB resource usage.

    For more information, see Resource Usage in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Oracle Database Metric Reference Manual.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 7 (13.5.0.7).

  • Oracle Database Plug-in Metric Reference Manual Split Into Smaller Manuals: The Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Oracle Database Plug-in Metric Reference Manual has now been split into the following documents to provide a better user experience when looking for information:

    These new manuals are available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 7 (13.5.0.7).

  • Updates to the backup_database EMCLI Verb: The following updates are made to backup_database for both the customBackup and suggestedBackup subcommands:
    • A new composite (group) target type is now supported.
    • A new forceSerialMode option, which executes the database backups in a rolling manner to minimize resource contention, has been added.

    For more information, see backup_database in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Command Line Interface.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 6 (13.5.0.6).

  • New features for Autonomous Databases in Oracle Enterprise Manager: The following features are now available for Autonomous Databases in Oracle Enterprise Manager:
    • Cloud Credentials Store: Enterprise Manager now supports the storing of database user credentials as a database object in an Autonomous Database. The stored credentials can be used to access remote on-premises databases, Autonomous Databases, or Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage.
    • Directory Objects: You can now view the default and custom-created directories in an Autonomous Database on the Directory Objects page. In addition, you can also create directory objects and transfer files from the directory to the Object Storage and from the Object Storage to the directory.
    • Database Links: You can now create a database link from Autonomous Databases – Shared discovered in Enterprise Manager to a target database. Database links enable you to access objects and perform operations on the target database.
    • Backup and Recovery Management and Monitoring of Autonomous Databases: You can now view the list of backups of an Autonomous Database, schedule an on-demand backup, and restore the database.

    For more information, see Monitoring and Administration Tasks in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide for Oracle Autonomous Databases.

    These features are available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 3 (13.5.0.3).

  • Data Distribution Analysis and Visualization for Database Sharding: An advanced analysis of data distribution across shards within a sharded database is now available using Sharded Database metrics. This includes the following features:
    • Ranking or visualization of shards by various size parameters, such as data size and number of unique keys.
    • Identification of "hot" shards based on throughput.
    • Visualization of size or load grouped within or across the following:
      • Shardgroup
      • Data Guard configuration
    • Search capability to find a shard with a specific key.
    • Individual shard-level drill down by chunks.

    For more information, see Sharded Database in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Oracle Database Metric Reference Manual.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 2 (13.5.0.2).

  • Database Scheduler Jobs Metrics: You can now view Database Scheduler Jobs metrics, which report the current status of DBMS jobs registered through the DBMS_SCHEDULER interface. Using these metrics, you can monitor long running jobs and obtain alerts on individual jobs.

    For more information, see Database Scheduler Jobs in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Oracle Database Metric Reference Manual.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 2 (13.5.0.2).

  • Support for Multiplex Locations in the clone_database and create_standby_database EMCLI Verbs: The multiplex_locs option has now been added to the clone_database and create_standby_database EMCLI verbs to support multiplex locations. Using this option, you can specify multiplex locations for the redo logs and control files.

    For more information, see clone_database and create_standby_database in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Command Line Interface.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 2 (13.5.0.2).

  • New convert_to option in the dg_convert_standby EMCLI Verb: The convert_to option has now been added to the dg_convert_standby EMCLI verb. Using this option, you can specify the role the standby database will be converted to.

    For more information, see dg_convert_standby in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Command Line Interface.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 2 (13.5.0.2).

  • Support for Parallelism in the clone_database and create_standby_database EMCLI Verbs: The -degree_of_parallelism option has now been added to the clone_database and create_standby_database EMCLI verbs to support parallelism. Using this option, you can specify the number of parallel channels used by RMAN to copy the database files.

    For more information, see clone_database and create_standby_database in Oracle Enterprise Manager Command Line Interface.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 1 (13.5.0.1).

  • Copy SQL Tuning Set from an On-premises Database to an Autonomous Database: You can now copy a SQL Tuning Set from an on-premises database discovered in Oracle Enterprise Manager to an Autonomous Database discovered in Oracle Enterprise Manager.

    For more information, see the Copying a SQL Tuning Set from an On-premises Database to an Autonomous Database tutorial.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 1 (13.5.0.1).

  • ignoreProtectionPolicies Property in ZDLRA Health and Protected Database metrics: You can use the ignoreProtectionPolicies property on a Health or Protected Databases metric to ignore the incidents generated against the databases associated with a specific protection policy.

    For more information, see Recovery Appliance in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Oracle Database Metric Reference Manual.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 1 (13.5.0.1).

  • Automatic Detection of Database Role Changes: Oracle Enterprise Manager now has the ability to automatically detect any database role changes that might have occurred in an Oracle Data Guard configuration, irrespective of where and how these changes were initiated. All detected role changes will trigger a recompute of the required dynamic properties and ensure that all metrics and attributes for the databases in this Data Guard configuration are synchronized. If it's detected that a Fast-Start Failover (FSFO) has occurred, an alert is raised in Oracle Enterprise Manager.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 1 (13.5.0.1).

  • Support for Database Backup to OCI Object Storage Using SWIFT Endpoints: Oracle Enterprise Manager now supports backing up a database to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage by leveraging the SWIFT endpoints. You will need to provide the SWIFT endpoint, credentials and Object Storage bucket information to configure the backup.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 1 (13.5.0.1).

  • Enhancements and Additions to Sensitive Data Types: Oracle Data Masking and Subsetting Pack provides a comprehensive solution to manage secure production data for test and development environments. The sensitive data is identified through sensitive data discovery, where you can define search patterns specific to your business. You can also leverage the sensitive types that are available out-of-the-box. The pre-defined types that were updated include:
    • Credit Card Number
    • Email ID
    • IP Address
    • ISBN_10
    • ISBN_13
    • National Insurance Number
    • Phone Number
    • Social Insurance Number
    • Social Security Number
    • Universal Product Code

    Additionally, the following new types are now supported:

    • Age
    • Card Expiration Date
    • Card Security Code
    • Card Security PIN
    • Date of Birth
    • Ethnicity
    • First Name
    • Full Name
    • Gender
    • India Aadhaar Number
    • India PAN
    • Last Name
    • MAC Address
    • Mexico CURP Code
    • Place of Birth
    • Postal Code
    • Race
    • Religion
    • Sexual Orientation

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 1 (13.5.0.1).

Database Lifecycle Management

This section describes new features and enhancements for Database Lifecycle Management.

  • New EXAchk AHF Compliance Standards for Cloud@Customer: Oracle Enterprise Manager now integrates Oracle Autonomous Health Framework (AHF) EXAchk compliance standards for your Exadata Cloud@Customer systems.

    For more information, see AHF EXAchk Compliance Standards in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Oracle Compliance Standards Reference.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 12 (13.5.0.12).

  • Pre-Migration Analyzer for Transportable Tablespace Migrations: Oracle Enterprise Manager Migration Workbench can now perform a CPAT-like pre-migration analysis on Transportable Tablespace migrations allowing you to validate, view reports and correct potential migration errors before submitting.

    For more information, see Migrate Using Transportable Tablespace in Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Migration Workbench Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 12 (13.5.0.12).

  • PDB Administrator Credentials for New PDB Migrations: When performing a database migration to a new PDB using Oracle Enterprise Manager Migration Workbench, the PDB administrator credentials can be used as named credentials for the new PDB.

    For more information, see Migrate Using Database Migration Workbench in Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Migration Workbench Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 12 (13.5.0.12).

  • STIG Standard Version 2 Release 4 for Oracle Database 12c and 19c: The latest STIG Version 2 Release 4 standards for Oracle Database 12c and 19c are now available via the Self Update option and the traditional Configuration and Compliance standard options.

    For more information, see About Security Technical Implementation Guide in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Oracle Compliance Standards Reference.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 11 (13.5.0.11).

  • New Force Flag for cleanup_cs_target_association: The EM CLI verb cleanup_cs_target_association now has a force flag removing any failed or pending target associations for a compliance standard.

    For more information, see cleanup_cs_target_associations in Oracle Enterprise Manager Command Line Interface.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 11 (13.5.0.11).

  • Custom Pre and Post Scripts for Transportable Tablespace Migrations: You can now use Pre and Post scripts to further customize your Transportable Tablespace migrations using Oracle Enterprise Manager Migration Workbench. Pre and Post scripts are available for both Tablespace and Full Database migrations using TTS.

    For more information, see Custom Scripts for Tablespace Migration in Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Migration Workbench Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 11 (13.5.0.11).

  • DBSAT Compliance Sensitive Data Assessment Report: The DBSAT Compliance Standard features a new report focused on database sensitive data information vulnerabilities, further enhancing DBSAT offerings in Oracle Enterprise Manager.

    For more information, see Oracle DBSAT Compliance Standard in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Oracle Compliance Standards Reference.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 11 (13.5.0.11).

  • Encryption of Metadata Dump Files in Transportable Tablespace Migrations: Transportable Tablespace Migrations using Oracle Enterprise Manager Migration Workbench will now require an encryption password to be entered and confirmed for the metadata dump files. This is an additional layer of security for Transportable Tablespace Migrations.

    For more information, see Migrate Using Transportable Tablespace in Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Migration Workbench Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 11 (13.5.0.11).

  • Migration Workbench Method Selection Moved to the Launch Page: In order to further enhance and simplify the database migration experience using Oracle Enterprise Manager Migration Workbench the method selection for a migration (Data pump or Transportable Tablespace) has now been moved from the third step to the first step of the wizard.

    For more information, see Migrate Using Database Migration Workbench in Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Migration Workbench Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 11 (13.5.0.11).

  • Migration Workbench Transportable Tablespace Non-CDB to Non-CDB Migrations: You can now perform Transportable Tablespace (TTS) migrations from non-container databases (non-CDB) to non-CDB using Oracle Enterprise Manager Migration Workbench’s user interface. Perform Tablespace and Full Database migrations using TTS, allowing for Near Zero Downtime incremental migrations of your non-CDB databases into new infrastructure.

    For more information on TTS Migrations, see Migrate Using Transportable Tablespace in Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Migration Workbench Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 10 (13.5.0.10).

  • Database Lifecycle Management and Private Cloud Management for ExaCC: Oracle Enterprise Manager now supports Database Lifecycle Management and Private Cloud Management for Exadata Cloud@Customer. Users can leverage the rich set of Database Lifecycle Management (DBLM) and Cloud Management Pack (CMP) features on ExaCC. Customers can now perform actions like Create, Patch, Clone, Relocate and secure compliance and configurations of PDB along with Private Cloud Management - PDBaaS.

    For more information on Database Lifecycle Management and Private Cloud Management for ExaCC, see Exadata Cloud@Customer Lifecycle Management in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control for Oracle Exadata Cloud.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 10 (13.5.0.10).

  • Provision and Clone Databases with a non-DBSNMP Monitoring User: You can now provision new databases from Enterprise Manager and specify a non-DBSNMP user for database monitoring. You can patch, upgrade and clone databases with a non-DBSNMP monitoring user. These features are also available from Database as a Service, deployment procedures are backwards compatible and will be saved in the new DBSNMP format.

    For more information, see Procedure for Creating an Oracle Database and Creating a Full Clone Database Using the Clone Wizard in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Database Lifecycle Management Administrator's Guide.

    For Database as a Service, see Creating a Full Clone Database Using the Clone Wizard in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Administration Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 8 (13.5.0.8).

  • New Configuration and Compliance Management Views: Two new management views have been added. The Compliance view mgmt$rules_evaluated_per_day provides information on rules evaluated daily. The Enterprise Configuration Management view MGMT$CHANGES_PER_SNAPSHOT is a diagnostic view that tracks changes per snapshot performed.

    For more information, see MGMT$RULES_EVALUATED_PER_DAY and MGMT$CHANGES_PER_SNAPSHOT in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Management Repository Views Reference.

    These views are available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 7 (13.5.0.7).

  • Migration Workbench Multiphase Transportable Tablespace Migrations: You can now perform Multiphase Transportable Tablespace (TTS) migrations using Oracle Enterprise Manager Migration Workbench's user interface. This method allows migrations to occur via incremental backups using TTS, allowing for Near Zero Downtime migrations of your databases into new efficient infrastructure.

    For more information, seePerform a Multiphase Migration with Transportable Tablespace in Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Migration Workbench Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 7 (13.5.0.7).

  • Fleet Maintenance Automatic Operating Scheduling: You can now automatically schedule Fleet Maintenance tasks for your Oracle Database targets. Select Immediately/Auto when setting a start time for Migrate Listener and Update Databases operations, and tasks will start immediately after the previous task finishes.

    For more information, see Fleet Maintenance UI Operations in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Database Lifecycle Management Administrator's Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 7 (13.5.0.7).

  • STIG Standard Version 2 Release 3 for Oracle Database 11g Release 2, 12c, and 19c: The latest STIG Version 2 Release 3 standards for Oracle Database 11g Release 2, 12c, and 19c are now available via the Self Update option and the traditional Configuration and Compliance standard options.

    For more information, see About Security Technical Implementation Guide in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Oracle Compliance Standards Reference.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 6 (13.5.0.6).

  • New EXAchk AHF Compliance Standards: Oracle Enterprise Manager now integrates Oracle Autonomous Health Framework (AHF) EXAchk for Virtual Exadata Engineered Systems X8 and X8M.

    For more information, see AHF EXAchk Compliance Standards in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Oracle Compliance Standards Reference.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 6 (13.5.0.6).

  • Cloud Pre-Migration Advisor Tool available for On-Premises Migrations: The Database Migration Workbench now takes advantage of the Cloud Pre-Migration Advisor Tool (CPAT) for on-premises to on-premises migrations. CPAT connects to an Oracle database instance and performs a series of checks designed to ensure a successful migration. CPAT generates a report and its results are consumed by the Database Migration Workbench.

    For more information, see Migrate Using Database Migration Workbench in Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Migration Workbench Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 6 (13.5.0.6).
  • New Database Migration Workbench Guide: Oracle Database Migration activities information, such as planning, consolidation and Migration Workbench configuration and associated tasks, can now be accessed from a dedicated new guide, the Enterprise Manager Migration Workbench Guide 13.5.

    This new guide is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 6 (13.5.0.6).

  • Oracle DBSAT Compliance Standard: Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 5 (13.5.0.5) integrates the Oracle Database Security Assessment Tool (DBSAT) as a new Compliance Standard. This allows you to associate your database targets, run the security assessment, and view its results through the existing Compliance functionality in Enterprise Manager.

    For more information, see Oracle DBSAT Compliance Standard in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Oracle Compliance Standards Reference.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 5 (13.5.0.5).

  • Migration Workbench Transportable Tablespace Migrations: You can now perform Transportable Tablespace (TTS) migrations using Oracle Enterprise Manager Migration Workbench's user interface. You can perform Tablespace and Full Database migrations using TTS, allowing for Near Zero Downtime incremental migrations of your databases into new efficient infrastructure.

    For more information, see Database Migration Workbench in Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Migration Workbench Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 5 (13.5.0.5).

  • Update a Non-Container Database to a New Pluggable Database Using Fleet Maintenance: You can now update a non-Container Database (non-CDB) into a new PDB using the Fleet Maintenance user interface, by selecting the Upgrade or Upgrade Non-CDB as Pluggable Database operations. This type of upgrade takes a non-CDB database and performs an upgrade into a new PDB.

    For more information, see Migrate, Deploy, Update in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Database Lifecycle Management Administrator's Guide and Patching an Oracle Pluggable Database Using Oracle Enterprise Manager's Fleet Maintenance Graphic User Interface.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 5 (13.5.0.5).

  • New Compliance Rule Detail Tab: The Compliance Framework Evaluation Results section introduces a new Rule Details tab that provides a detailed summary of a given rule, its severity, the rule state (for example, Production or Test), a description, rationale and recommendations.

    For more information, see View Compliance Framework Evaluation Results in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Database Lifecycle Management Administrator's Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 4 (13.5.0.4).

  • Pluggable Database Update and Upgrade using Fleet Maintenance UI: PDB updating and upgrading is now supported using the Fleet Maintenance user interface. Users can now select individual or multiple PDB targets to be patched, updated, or upgraded and they can either attach it to an existing Container Database (CDB) or deploy to a brand new CDB.

    For more information, see Patching an Oracle Pluggable Database Using Oracle Enterprise Manager's Fleet Maintenance Graphic User Interface and Fleet Maintenance UI Operations in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Database Lifecycle Management Administrator's Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 4 (13.5.0.4).
  • Cloud Pre-Migration Advisor Tool available for Migration Workbench: The Database Migration Workbench now takes advantage of the Cloud Pre-Migration Advisor Tool (CPAT) used by other Oracle products in pre-migration activities. CPAT connects to an Oracle database instance and performs a series of checks designed to ensure a successful migration. CPAT generates a report and its results are consumed by the Database Migration Workbench. CPAT replaces the Schema Advisor used in prior versions to perform source database analysis.

    For more information, see Migrate Using Database Migration Workbench in Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Migration Workbench Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 4 (13.5.0.4).
  • EXAchk AHF Compliance Standards: Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 3 (13.5.0.3) integrates Oracle Autonomous Health Framework (AHF) EXAchk for Exadata Engineered Systems X8 and X8M. Oracle EXAchk is a lightweight and non-intrusive health check framework for the stack of software and hardware components in Exadata. Enterprise Manager provides a set of compliance standards and associated controls for overall health monitoring, automated risk identifications and proactive notification of issues for each Exadata System component and database instances.

    For more information, see AHF EXAchk Compliance Standards in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Oracle Compliance Standards Reference.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 3 (13.5.0.3).

  • STIG Standards Release 18 for Oracle Database 12c: The latest STIG standards for Oracle Database 12c are now available via the new Self Update option and the traditional Configuration and Compliance standard options.

    For more information, see About Security Technical Implementation Guide in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Oracle Compliance Standards Reference.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 2 (13.5.0.2).

  • Compliance Dashboard Enhancements: In the Compliance Dashboard you can now filter by the Life Cycle metadata property, allowing you to filter compliance violations for Mission Critical, Production, Stage, Test and Development values.

    For more information, see About the Compliance Dashboard in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Database Lifecycle Management Administrator's Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 2 (13.5.0.2).

  • New MTM Metric for Derived Association: This new metric scans all target and report derived associations of more than 5 seconds.

    For more information, see Derived Associations Taking More Than 5 Seconds in Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Framework, Host, and Services Metric Reference Manual.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 2 (13.5.0.2).

  • New Fleet Maintenance UI: You can now perform Fleet Maintenance tasks from the Enterprise Manager User Interface page using a simple intuitive process that guides you through setting up and performing Fleet Maintenance tasks for your Oracle Database targets.

    For more information, see Fleet Maintenance UI Operations in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Database Lifecycle Management Administrator's Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 1 (13.5.0.1).

  • Migration Workbench Functionality Enhancement: The Migration Workbench has been enhanced to support new destination targets. With this, on-premises databases and schema can now be migrated to:
    • On-Premises database, to either existing or new PDBs
    • Exadata, and across platforms
    • DBCS (ExaCC, ExaCS, Bare Metal, VM)
    • Autonomous Databases

    For more information, see Migrate Using Database Migration Workbench in Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Migration Workbench Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 1 (13.5.0.1).

  • Oracle Database 21c Support for Provisioning, Upgrading, and Patching: You can now Provision and Upgrade your databases to Oracle Database 21c. Fleet Maintenance activities can also be performed to Update and Patch database deployments up to 21c.

    For more information, see Database Provisioning and Database Fleet Maintenance in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Database Lifecycle Management Administrator's Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 1 (13.5.0.1).

  • CIS Compliance Standards for Oracle Database 19c: The latest CIS Compliance standards for Oracle Database 19c are now available. These standards are available via the new Self Update and traditional Configuration and Compliance standards options.

    For more information, see About CIS Compliance Standards in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Oracle Compliance Standards Reference.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 1 (13.5.0.1).

  • Self Update for Compliance Standards: Compliance Standards are now available via Self Update. This allows you to obtain new and updated standards whenever they become available outside of minor and major Oracle Enterprise Manager releases. Standards can be accessed via the Self Update home page, a common dashboard used to obtain information about new updates and a common workflow to review, download, and apply updates.

    For more information, see Self Update for Compliance Standards in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Database Lifecycle Management Administrator's Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 1 (13.5.0.1).

  • New Search Bars for Configuration and Compliance: Configuration and Compliance features two new search bars making deployment search much faster and easier. These new search bars are located in the Compliance Library under Deployments and in the Configuration Extensions under Deployments.

    For more information, see Evaluate Compliance in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Database Lifecycle Management Administrator's Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 1 (13.5.0.1).

Engineered Systems Management

This section describes new features and enhancements for Engineered Systems Management.

  • Support for Oracle Autonomous VM Clusters in Exadata Cloud Discovery: When you discover Oracle Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure using the EM console, the guided process now automatically discovers the underlying Autonomous VM Cluster targets. After the discovery is complete, the Oracle Exadata Infrastructure Home Page provides details of all the child targets, their resource usage, and network information including that of the Autonomous VM Clusters. Use the Oracle Autonomous VM Clusters Home Page to monitor the VM Cluster and its member targets.

    To monitor the Autonomous Databases (ADB) associated with the Autonomous VM clusters, discover the ADBs using the EM console or EMCLI. For the prerequisite tasks, steps for discovery, and details about the Oracle Autonomous VM Clusters Home Page, see Discovery of Exadata Database on Dedicated Infrastructure in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control for Oracle Exadata Cloud.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 12 (13.5.0.12).

  • Use EMCLI to Switch from CellCLI to RESTful API for Monitoring: You can at any time lock down an Exadata Storage Server and switch to RESTful API for monitoring or administration. For switching, you will need to provide the RESTful API monitoring credentials of each Exadata Storage Server in the monitoring configuration. If you have a large set of storage servers, then you can use EMCLI to provide the monitoring credentials through a single input file for updating the overall monitoring configuration.

    For the EMCLI command syntax, input file parameters, and sample input file, see Update the Monitoring Configuration Using EMCLI for Switching from CellCLI to RESTful API in Oracle Exadata Database Machine Getting Started Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 11 (13.5.0.11).

  • Auto-Purge Old Metric Data in Exadata Warehouse: Due to the large volume of the fine-grained metric data collected and the roll-up data generated as part of Exadata Capacity Warehouse, it is important to periodically delete old data from the remote repository. The auto-purge feature supports deleting old metric data on a periodic basis.

    To override the default retention periods and specify your own values for the retention period for fine-grained data, hourly roll-up data, daily roll-up data, and diagnostic data, use the EM Job type Exadata Warehouse Auto Purge Settings.

    For the steps to create a new Job and for the default and allowed values of the parameters, see Auto-Purging Old Metric Data in Oracle Exadata Database Machine Getting Started Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 10 (13.5.0.10).

  • Discovery and Monitoring of Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer Gen2: Explore the new discovery wizard for discovering the Gen2 Exadata Cloud target using the console. Follow the simple guided process to provide the monitoring agent details, OCI details, and storage server named credentials to enable Oracle Enterprise Manager to discover the Gen2 Exadata Cloud target and its dependent targets. Ensure to complete the prerequisite tasks before you begin the discovery. See Discovery of Gen2 Exadata Cloud in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control for Oracle Exadata Cloud.

    After the discovery is complete, you can monitor all the cloud targets through a single pane in Oracle Exadata Infrastructure Home Page. To monitor the individual VM clusters in Oracle Exadata Infrastructure, visit Oracle Cloud VM Cluster Home Page. See Explore the Gen2 Exadata Cloud Target Home Pages in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control for Oracle Exadata Cloud.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 9 (13.5.0.9).

  • Use Non-root Users for Discovery and Monitoring: You can now create a non-root user and then use the credentials to discover and monitor Virtual Platform targets and Systems Infrastructure Remote Host targets. Additionally, you can use non-root user credentials to monitor Systems Infrastructure ILOM Server targets.

    For more information, see Prerequisites for Discovery and Monitoring Using Non-root User and Monitoring Systems Infrastructure ILOM Server Target Using Non-root User in Oracle Exadata Database Machine Getting Started Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 8 (13.5.0.8).

  • Export Exadata Database Machine and ZDLRA Performance Metric Data to Exadata Warehouse and Analyze: Set up Exadata Warehouse through Enterprise Manager Cloud Control such that it serves as a repository for fine-grained performance metric data collected from on-premises and cloud-based Oracle Engineered Systems like Exadata Database Machine and Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance. It provides a platform for long-term retention of historical and forecast data for performance and capacity analysis and planning.

    For more information, see Oracle Exadata Database Machine Administration in Oracle Exadata Database Machine Getting Started Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 7 (13.5.0.7).

  • Support for Advanced ZDLRA Backup Anywhere Management: Oracle Enterprise Manager now supports end-to-end configuration of replication for databases in a given protection policy. When a protection policy is added to the replication server, the databases in this protection policy are enrolled with the downstream recovery appliance, as required. If the upstream and downstream recovery appliances are paired, then two-way replication can also be configured for these databases.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 5 (13.5.0.5).

  • Support for New Compliance Attributes for Protection Policies: Oracle Enterprise Manager now supports the new compliance attributes that were added to protection policies with ZDLRA 21.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 5 (13.5.0.5).

  • Monitor SI Server Target Using REST APIs: After performing an Exadata 12c to 13c target type conversion, you can now monitor a Systems Infrastructure Server target using REST APIs. This is applicable only for ILOM version 5.0.1 and above.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 4 (13.5.0.4).

  • Use Non-root User Credential for Monitoring SI Server and ZFS Target: A System Infrastructure Server target or ZFS target can now be monitored using a non-root user. You can simply create a new user in the ILOM shell, or using the ZFS Console, and use it for discovery or as a monitoring credential. Note that the SNMP user creation and SNMP subscription will need manual changes in order for the SNMP alerts to be processed.

    For more information, see Using Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance in Engineered Systems and Get Started With Server Management in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 4 (13.5.0.4).

  • Support for ZDLRA Named Users: Oracle Enterprise Manager supports using ZDLRA named users with either the ADMIN or MONITOR role to discover and manage the Recovery Appliance. ZDLRA 21.1 introduced this concept of named administrative users to manage day-to-day ZDLRA administrative activities.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 4 (13.5.0.4).

  • New REST APIs for Onboarding Protected Databases with ZDLRA: The ZDLRA plug-in in Oracle Enterprise Manager now supports new REST APIs to onboard protected databases with the Recovery Appliance. These REST APIs can be used to onboard a fleet of databases with one or more Recovery Appliances.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 4 (13.5.0.4).

Cloud Management

This section describes new features and enhancements for Cloud Management.

  • Chargeback Support for Unused Resources: Chargeback for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure now supports “Unused Resources”. Resources that are not being used can now be charged to the same entity or an associated host entity.

    For more information, see Chargeback for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Cloud Administration Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 10 (13.5.0.10).

  • Fixed Cost Item Type: Chargeback for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure now features a new additional Fixed item type under Recovery Rate. This item type shows the fixed costs involved in operating consumed resources such as power, real-estate and admin salary.

    For more information, see Chargeback for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Cloud Administration Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 10 (13.5.0.10).

  • Chargeback Templates: You can now save Chargeback setup wizard session input to templates that can be applied to future sessions. This simplifies Chargeback setup when having to configure large numbers of OCI targets.

    For more information, see Chargeback for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Cloud Administration Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 7 (13.5.0.7).

  • Chargeback for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI): Chargeback allows you to divide the cost of OCI entities and charge internal customers based on their respective usage.

    For more information, see Chargeback for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Cloud Administration Guide.

    This feature is available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 4 (13.5.0.4).

Enterprise Manager Command Line Interface

This section lists the new or updated Enterprise Manager Command Line Interface (EM CLI) commands.

  • New verb cleanup_cs_target_associations: This is a new verb for Configuration and Compliance that removes failed or pending target associations for a given compliance standard.

    For more information, see cleanup_cs_target_associations in Oracle Enterprise Manager Command Line Interface.

Extensibility and Integration

This section describes new features and enhancements for Extensibility and Integration.

  • User Management REST Endpoints: User Management REST endpoints have been added to the Oracle Enterprise Manager REST API.

    For more details on the User Management REST endpoints, see REST API for Oracle Enterprise Manager.

    The User Management REST endpoints are available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 9 (13.5.0.9).

  • REST API for Oracle Enterprise Manager: The REST API for Oracle Enterprise Manager provides REST endpoints that let you manage core framework subsystems.

    For more details on the REST API for Oracle Enterprise Manager, see REST API for Oracle Enterprise Manager.

    The REST APIs are available starting with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 7 (13.5.0.7).

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager App for Grafana version 3.0.0: The Oracle Enterprise Manager App for Grafana allows you to integrate and display Enterprise Manager metrics data in Grafana. Enterprise Manager App for Grafana version 3.0.0 was recently introduced and included two new out-of-the-box dashboards and a new Grafana Server version certification.

    For more details on the Enterprise Manager App for Grafana, see Oracle Enterprise Manager App for Grafana.

  • Connector Enhancements: Oracle Enterprise Manager Connectors provide a way to connect to other Help Desk or management systems and enable you to share critical information such as alerts, availability, or targets status. Enterprise Manager Connectors are certified on a regular basis with the latest versions of Enterprise Manager.

    For the latest Enterprise Manager Connector resources, see Connector Guides and Supplemental Connector Resources.

    These Enterprise Manager Connectors are certified with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 and new connectors were released around the same time as Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 6 (13.5.0.6).

  • Jupyter Notebooks for Oracle Enterprise Manager Warehouse: The Oracle Enterprise Manager Management Repository (OMR) contains critical monitoring, configuration, and diagnostics data. You can export this data from multiple Enterprise Manager sites to Oracle Cloud’s Object Storage. You can now download the new Jupyter Notebooks for Oracle Enterprise Manager Warehouse to perform advanced analytics and draw insights on Enterprise Manager data stored in Object Storage. The Jupyter Notebooks can run on either the Oracle Data Science Service or Anaconda.

    For more information, see Jupyter Notebooks for Oracle Enterprise Manager Warehouse.

    These Notebooks assume data is exported using Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 5 Update 6 (13.5.0.6).

Enterprise Manager Mobile

Oracle Enterprise Manager Mobile can now be downloaded from the App Store® for Apple mobile devices and from Google Play for Android mobile devices.

  • Deep Linking: Notifications sent by Oracle Enterprise Manager can now have embedded contextual links that directly access the Enterprise Manager Mobile management/monitoring functionality.

    For more information, see Direct Access to Monitoring/Management Functions from Enterprise Manager Notifications in Help for Enterprise Manager Mobile.

    This feature is available starting with Enterprise Manager Mobile version 1.4.

  • Enhanced Group Filtering: You can now view group members from the target detail screen as a flattened hierarchy or direct members only.

    For more information, see Group Membership Filtering in Help for Enterprise Manager Mobile.

    This feature is available starting with Enterprise Manager Mobile version 1.4.

  • Enterprise Manager Dashboards: Enterprise Manager out-of-box and custom dashboards are now available from within Enterprise Manager Mobile.

    For more information, see Access Enterprise Manager Dashboards in Help for Enterprise Manager Mobile.

    This feature is available starting with Enterprise Manager Mobile version 1.4.

  • Group Filtering: Filtering by group context lets you create a federated view of Oracle Enterprise Manager. A federated view allows you to create a single group where you can manage incidents/problems/jobs across multiple Enterprise Manager installations.

    For more information, see View Federated Enterprise Manager in Help for Enterprise Manager Mobile.

    This feature is available starting with Enterprise Manager Mobile version 1.3.

  • Share Details: Enterprise Manager Mobile lets you share the content of any page with other administrators using the native share functionality of your mobile device.

    For more information, see Share Details via Text or Email in Help for Enterprise Manager Mobile.

    This feature is available starting with Enterprise Manager Mobile version 1.3.

  • Incident Manager Enhancements: Incident Manager now allows you to show custom views by category and views shared by other administrators. You can now filter a list of issues (incidents, problems, and events) using a custom date range that overrides the view definition date range.

    For more information, see Manage Incidents in Help for Enterprise Manager Mobile.

    This feature is available starting with Enterprise Manager Mobile version 1.3.