Yesterday (October 03), Oracle announced Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c (c for cloud). It’s the only complete management solution for enterprise cloud. Oracle Enterprise Manager is the first “12c” Oracle product. I’m sure that we’ll see more “12c” products in future.
You can read the press release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c:
I have noticed that Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control is mentioned in all keynotes at Oracle Open World 2011. In my opinion, Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control and Ops Center are the key components of the cloud environment. You can read what Oracle Partners are saying about Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c:
If you need a quick look, you can watch informative videos about EM 12c:
If you prefer to test it by yourself, installing Enterprise Manager Cloud Control is very easy.
Here are the prerequisites:
OS: Asianux 3, Oracle Linux 5, Redhat Enterprise Linux 5, SLES 10 and 11 (64bit)
Repository Database: Oracle RDBMS 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11 and 10.2.0.5
Minimum RAM: 4 GB
Hard Disk: 7-10 GB
You can learn more about hardware requirements from installation guide:
Enterprise Manager 12c installer will install WLS 10.3.5 (and it’s the only version certified for 12c) but you can also provide existing WLS 10.3.5 install for GC domain.
Here’s a short video which can guide you for installation:
You will be able to upgrade your Enterprise Manager Grid Control 10gR5 and 11gR1 to Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c.
For now, Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c is only available for Linux x64:
Here are useful presentations about Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c:
At Oracle Open World, there was an important announcement about Enterprise Manager Ops Center. Until now, Ops Center has been sold as two distinct “packs” requires an extra software license. Now the Ops Center product will now be included as a default part of all systems support agreements at no extra charge! It means that every customer of Oracle’s servers, storage, network equipment, Operating Systems, and virtualization technology will be able to add Ops Center to their data center management suite with zero barrier to entry.