In my company, we use PostgreSQL, Postgres Plus (a commercial fork of PostgreSQL provided by EnterpriseDB) beside Oracle databases. Unfortunately different databases need different tools to monitor, and implementing a standard monitoring procedure for all databases becomes a real problem. Good thing is Oracle Enterprise Manager is an extendable software supporting 3rd party plugins, and there are companies like Blue Medora which focuses on the product enhancements for Enterprise Manager. Blue Medora released a plugin to monitor PostgreSQL for Oracle Enterprise Manager, and I just deployed it to our servers. In this blog post, I’ll try to give brief instructions to set up the plugin.
First you need to download the plugin from Blue Medora website. I do not know when it will be added to self-update of Enterprise Manager but for now, you need to downloaded it manually. After you download the zip file, copy the zip file to your Enterprise Manager 12c server, and unzip it. I unzip it to a folder called postgre_plugin (under home directory of oracle user):
unzip bm.em.xpgs_188.8.131.52.0_1.0.6.zip -d postgre_plugin
The zip contains a file named “bm.em.xpgs_184.108.40.206.0_1.0.6.opar”. It’s the plugin file which we’ll need to import to Enterprise Manager. We’ll use “emcli” to login to Enterprise Manager, and then import the plugin:
bin/emcli login -username=SYSMAN
bin/emcli import_update -omslocal \
I divided the last command to two lines, using \ symbol, so it fits into the code-window on my website but you may write it one line (without \ symbol).