NiCE Oracle MP for Microsoft SCOM
Understand and manage your Oracle environment like an ecosystem that is constantly changing in terms of physical design, transactions, and memory. Monitoring helps you maintain the balance at any given time to ensure the best possible performance.
Identify problems fast
The NiCE Oracle MP increases the productivity of both the Operations Manager administrator and operator. It provides the ability to identify problems quickly and take corrective action to avoid costly downtime. Built-in features like SCOM “Diagnostic Tasks” help the DBA and the operator to troubleshoot more efficiently.
Seamless SCOM integration
The NiCE Oracle MP provides sophisticated integration into Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. System administrators do not need to install or configure additional server proxies or connectors to pinpoint root causes to solve issues easily, quickly and efficiently. No additional software needs to be installed on the Management server or proxy.
Leverage the native capabilities of SCOM
A distributed agent is used in conjunction with NiCE Oracle MP (Microsoft Monitoring Agent for Windows, Cross Platform Agent for UNIX/Linux – please refer to (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn465153.aspx). All monitoring builds on the original System Center Agent providing you with the best of call Agent based monitoring for Oracle without installing any extra agents. The innovative NiCE MP architecture allows system administrators to centrally configure exception-based monitoring in distributed Oracle environments. Following Microsoft’s Best Practice design guides, all run-time information is stored in the Operations Manager Database and Datawarehouse. There is neither run-time data on the SCOM server nor Oracle system.
High Availability for Monitoring
Availability is key and the last thing you want is an incomplete SLA report due to monitoring failure. The NiCE Oracle MP architecture is designed in a way that no single point of failure exists if multiple Management Servers are part of the Management Group. As the Oracle monitoring is based on the Microsoft SCOM Agents, all HA features like Agent redirect and multi-homing can be leveraged for reliable Oracle monitoring.
Discovered Oracle ASM environment using the NiCE Oracle MP and NiCE Oracle ASM MP
The NiCE Oracle Database Management Pack allows you to perform a multitude of functions that are critical in your role as system, application or database administrator.
Precise on-time availability alerting
via System Center channels and subscriptions. Alerting is done precisely through a number of core monitors. The Oracle MP provides separate availability monitors for Listeners, Instances (Processes), Databases, Tablespaces and Datafiles.
Support for Enterprise environments
Do you have more than 10 Oracle instances? Or more than 500 tablespaces you need to monitor? You may want to carefully evaluate the monitoring products you use. The NiCE Oracle MP also supports dedicated monitors and discovery for larger environments to keep your System Center datawarehouse in shape. At the same time it gives you detailed alerts, for example, if one of your tablespaces does not have free space left. Further features include: ASM and RMAN monitoring.
Database health monitoring
Clearly understand the business impact of Oracle alerts and align IT operations and services with business needs. Get auto-discovery and diagram views of the Oracle topology. ASM, used as a storage facility, will also be automatically discovered and added to Oracle MP views.
Alert Log monitoring
Log monitoring is key when availability needs to be guaranteed and improved. Including these details into monitoring will continuously scale up the availability of your Oracle databases.
Save time and money by monitoring and managing your whole environment from a single point of reference. Standard databases and instances views, as well as cluster views complete a wholistic monitoring approach. Fail Safe, RAC and other setups included.
Full cluster support for FailSafe, Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) and other supported cluster technologies included. View discoveries for SCAN Listeners, clustered databases and instances distributed across several Oracle systems.
Discovery of ASM instances and ASM Disk Groups, monitoring of key availability and performance metrics such as ASM Instance Status, Disk Group Free space and ASM Disk Status included.
High availability monitoring
Rely on Microsoft proven monitoring technology. No additional monitoring adjustment needed. Simply put up the Microsoft agents for high availability.
Resource and capacity planning
Easily understand on servers, backup and recovery horsepower needed to insure adequate performance within the required time constraints using the built-in Oracle Capacity Forecast Report.
Mission critical workloads require consistent performance. Good SLA reporting helps to manage, monitor and modify resources the right way at any time.
The NiCE Oracle MP is a sophisticated and intelligent Enterprise Ready management pack that was designed to fully integrate into Microsoft SCOM. The management pack collects the detailed data from your Oracle instances allowing you to monitor your systems without affecting or impacting their overall performance.
As an Oracle Business Partner, we are always striving to provide you with the most up-to-date, fully functional management pack. As such, our cross-platform management pack gives in-depth system views which allow you to monitor individual components including:
- Oracle instances (processes)
End-to-end management of databases
End-to-end management of your Oracle databases is of utmost importance. DBAs need an Oracle Database MP which is a reliable integrator between the application (Oracle Database) and the Microsoft infrastructure (SCOM).
Key functions needed:
- Clear and precise performance indicators
- Single pane of glass view of your systems
- Timely alerts
- Pinpoint accuracy with regards to problem identification
- In-depth reporting
- Streamlining your workflow
If you have made an investment in the SCOM management tool, then the NiCE Oracle MP is the perfect complement, as it will assist you in increasing your operational efficiency, thereby reducing your total cost of ownership in the long run.
Enforce Oracle uptime
which in turn increases productivity and reduces downtime
because you will be able to pinpoint the source of problems and resolve issues more quickly
Work more efficiently
with the same resources because of our management pack which provides a comprehensive solution
Reduce the operational cost
of your application monitoring while still delivering results and maintaining the health of your Oracle databases
Runs on ODA and Exadata
The NiCE Oracle Management Pack and System Center create a powerful combination, when it comes to Oracle Exadata systems or Oracle Database Appliances (ODA) monitoring, by providing detailed insight into Oracle DB loads running on both stacks
- Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 or later
- Microsoft Windows, IBM, AIX, Oracle Solaris, and Linux, HP-UX
- Oracle Database 11.2 or later
NiCE Oracle MP live demo and company presentation
given by Christian Heitkamp, Director Products.
Integrations and References
The NiCE Oracle MP has integrations into these solutions
Further references on the web