What do you like best?
In the management of environments that are constituted by a very complex information technology infrastructure and with a wide variety of services and solutions (Oracle and other providers), it is important to consider obtaining an administration, management and security tool that presents a centralized approach and that assumes the responsibility of monitoring each of the components, services, systems and sessions, in addition to managing the status of servers, databases, backup process executions, replicas, etc., which supports administrators of databases and infrastructure in facilitating the centralization of solutions and identification of environmental incidents. This tool is Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c
What do you dislike?
The use of the tool in the simple management scenario, as presented by the manufacturer, has a friendly and simple interface, I consider it easy to learn, very intuitive and always guiding the user from the general to the specific, their Graphs are very useful in identifying components and services. However, when it comes to complex configurations in the development of monitoring processes, configuration of replicas, execution of planned works, configuration of alarm thresholds and their corresponding self-management it is required to incorporate advanced training to users and administrators by Oracle. University in addition to widely recommend the accompaniment and incorporation of specialized advice in the management of the tool and that endorses the certification of the platform and its processes. This causes incurring high additional costs for the use of the tool.
Recommendations to others considering the product
I recommend the use of this tool in environments of any size and complexity, I have obtained benefits for its centralized approach, extensibility in the diversity of Oracle solutions and other manufacturers. It has an additional amount of benefits that simplify and optimize time and cost.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I highly recommend the use of this tool in environments of any size and complexity, I have obtained benefits for its centralized approach, extensibility in the diversity of Oracle solutions such as RDBMS, OCR, Fusion Middleware, OEM Job Scheduler, load and performance reports generated by the AWR, ADDM, ASH viewers, domain scalability in cloud configurations and an additional amount of benefits that simplify and optimize time and cost of administration for the company.