1 Introduction to Oracle Enterprise Manager Licensing

Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c is Oracle’s platform for monitoring and managing your entire enterprise: databases, engineered systems, software or hardware, middleware and applications, on-premises or in the cloud. It 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 can use the options, management packs, reports, licensed repository views, or Command Line Interface (CLI) verbs described in these chapters only with 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.

Enabling and Disabling Management Packs in Oracle Enterprise Manager

To enable or disable the functionality for most packs in Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c:

  1. Log in to Oracle Enterprise Manager as a super administrator.

  2. From the Setup menu (in the upper-right corner of the page), select Management Packs, and then Management Pack Access.

    The Management Pack Access page allows you to enable or disable access for each Management Pack on each listed target. Select Licensable Targets (default) or All Targets to view management pack access information. The Pack Access view options are:

    • Target Based - 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. By default, the Pack Access Agreed option is not selected.

      Click Apply to save your changes.

    • Pack Based Batch Update - You can enable or disable management packs as a group across all licensable targets or for a specific target type. Select the type from the drop-down list. The Available Packs list will update based on your selection.

      Select the pack you want to enable/disable. Hold the Control key to select multiple packs. Click Move and then either the Enable or Disable access options.

      Click Apply to save your changes.

    • Auto Licensing - You do not have to manually enable or disable management packs every time a new target is discovered. By using the Auto Licensing feature, you can define for each target type what packs a new target will be entitled to upon discovery.

      For example, if you add an additional database target, then all associated packs (such as, Oracle Database Lifecycle Management Pack, Database Tuning Pack) will be automatically assigned to the newly discovered database target. If you do not want these packs automatically enabled for new targets, you must disable Auto Licensing for the associated packs.

      Select the pack you want to enable/disable. Hold the Control key to select multiple packs. Click Move and then either the Enable or Disable Auto Licensing options. By default, Auto Licensing is enabled.

      If you disable any pack, it will appear in the Auto Licensing Disable List. Both the management pack name and the associated type will be included. Also, all targets of the associated target type discovered in the future will not get the pack by default.

      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 in to Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c cannot access any Management Pack functionality that you have disabled.

Displaying Management Pack Information in Oracle Enterprise Manager

Oracle Enterprise Manager indicates licenses by displaying an abbreviation of the management pack. This feature is not enabled by default and to enable it:

  1. Go to the Oracle Enterprise Manager home page.

  2. From the Setup menu (in the upper-right corner of the page), select Management Packs, and then Enable Annotations.

    Once enabled, you can go to a target's home page, select the menus, and the management pack abbreviation is displayed next to the menu options that require a management pack. For example, if you enable annotations and go to the home page of a Database target and select the Performance menu, DD is displayed next to the Performance Home menu option. DD is the abbreviation of the Database Diagnostics Pack.

    You can also select the Setup menu, then Management Packs and:

    • Select Packs for this Page to view the Management Packs for this Page dialog box, which provides information regarding the license pack required for the page you are on.

    • Select License Information to view the list of management packs and information such as the abbreviation, name, and a brief description of the pack.

Additional Database and Fusion Middleware Information

For additional information about licensed products associated with either Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, or Oracle WebLogic Server, see the corresponding licensing information available in the Oracle Help Center:

https://docs.oracle.com/en/

Oracle Enterprise Manager Restricted-use License

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager includes a restricted-use license of the Oracle Database Enterprise Edition for use only with the Oracle Management Repository as well as with the following complementary repositories used by Oracle Enterprise Manager: Always-on Monitoring Repository, AWR Warehouse, Ops Center, Real User Experience Insight, Load Testing, and Test Manager.

    Any use of Oracle Database options by Oracle Enterprise Manager's SYSMAN schema is included with the restricted-use license and does not require a separate license.

    Additional database options or additional servers for disaster recovery require separate licensing. Customers receive one single-instance database with the Cloud 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.

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager includes a restricted use license of the Oracle WebLogic Server for use with Oracle Enterprise Manager functions and interfaces only.

  • A restricted-use license for WebLogic clustering is included to support the deployment of a cluster of Oracle Analytics Servers, only when used with Oracle Enterprise Manager.

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager includes restricted use of Oracle Analytics Server and Oracle Analytics Server for mobile web for use with Oracle Enterprise Manager functions and interfaces only. This restricted Oracle Analytics Sever license will allow reporting only against the Oracle Enterprise Manager repository and against data dictionary (including AWR and AWR Warehousing data) of target databases. In order to report against other data sources, it is necessary to have Oracle Analytics Server license.

    Note:

    Some Oracle Enterprise Manager management packs include Oracle Analytics Server reports that use a different data source. The license to use these reports is provided as part of the license for the relevant management pack. More details on these reports are provided in the relevant chapter of this document.

    For more information, see Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher/Oracle Analytics Server Licensing with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c.

  • Restricted-use license of Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Cloning (Part #7102338) is included with Oracle Enterprise Manager Snap Clone, a feature of Oracle Cloud Management Pack for Oracle Database.