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Top Misconceptions about DBaaS Snapclone

TweetThe last couple weeks I’ve been lucky enough to get time with a new ZFSSA Simulator, (it will be out soon for everyone, so you’ll have to just play with the current one available, patience grasshopper! :)) and spent checking out the newest features available with Database as a Service, (DBaaS) Snapclone via Enteprise Manager […]

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ASH Analytics- Tracking Down an Issue, Part I

TweetThis is the first of many posts I’ll do where we take a particular issue and trouble-shoot.  I’ll go through multiple scenarios to show the common steps to take via the Enterprise Manager 12c from discovery to identification to research to explanation. This blog will use the following features: ASH Analytics SQL Details ASH Report […]

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REPVFY Diagnostics, Part I of…Well, A Zillion

TweetThere are a number of Verification Utilities for Enterprise Manager 12c, (EM12c) and I’ve written about them before, but today I’m going to start on the Repository Verification Utility, (REPVFY).  This will be an ongoing series, as there are so many valuable features rolled into the utility and new ones that will be added as […]

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EM12c Utilizing After Hours Notification Schedule- Part II

TweetNow that we learned in Part I how to create a notification schedule for a specified user so that it will only page one individual on an oncall rotation, I’ll now show you how to use this in conjunction with rulesets to complete the process of modernizing and automating your oncall. In my Test scenario, […]

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OEM After Hours Notification Schedule Option- Part I

TweetI came across a discussion on Oracle-l on how after hours paging was handled for many companies and was kind of surprised how many DBAs still carry around a secondary pager/cell phone or are just expected to be woke up if on call or not.  I’m not one to go back to sleep once I’m […]

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EM12c Auditing

TweetLately I’ve been having more discussions on securing the EM12c environment.  All of IT has a tendency to treat the Enterprise Manager as a afterthought in both hardware allocation, as well as security best practices.  No one is sure of exactly why this is-  they all have their theories, but we do know it happens […]

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Presentation Slides for IOUG Collaborate

TweetI know that folks have been having some challenges downloading my slides from Collaborate for a couple of my sessions and I know I’ve received errors when updating two of them the other day, so I’ve added them to my slideshare location for your convenience. Thank you for everyone who attended my sessions-  such great […]

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ADDM Compare in EM12c

TweetI’m often present to overhear comments like the following when issues arise: I *think* someone changed something. I bet some DBA changed a parameter! I know <insert name of person on the bad list> is running that process I told him/her not to! Making assumptions vs. having data is a good way to alienate peers, […]

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OUGN- Yes, I Get to be Julie the Cruise Director!

TweetTim and I leave for Oslo on Monday for the OUGN, (Oracle User Group Norway) conference.  This is a great conference that many of my friends have talked about for the last couple years and I finally let Oyvind talk me into going.  The conference is on a cruise ship that leaves from Oslo and […]

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ASH Analytics- Activity Focused on Session Identifiers, Part III

TweetWe’re going to continue onto Session Identifiers in the ASH Analytics Activity view.  You can use the links to view Part I and Part II to catch up on the ASH Analytics fun!  Knowing just how many ways you can break down ASH data is very helpful when you are chasing an issue and need […]

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