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What’s New Features in OEM Applications Management Pack 13.4(.2) Released 15-JUN-2020

Per Getting Started with Oracle Application Management Pack (AMP) for Oracle E-Business Suite, Release (MOS Note 2676355.1)

New Features

Certification with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.4 Release Update 2

Certification with Oracle Database 19c (for Discovery, Monitoring, Approvals, Patch Manager, and Customization Manager, only)

Support for Oracle Real User Experience Insight


Angelo Rosado’s Oracle Blog on OEM AMS/AMP Announcements:


New EBS AMS Plugin Homepage Screenshot 13c

Key Features (very similar to

System Management

Oracle Application Management Pack provides monitoring alerts and notifications for Oracle Application Framework, Concurrent Processing, Forms services, concurrent managers and requests, Oracle Workflow services, Oracle Database, and middle tier/web servers.

Standardize monitoring settings across your Oracle E-Business Suite environments by utilizing templates to initially specify the monitoring settings and apply those to your monitored targets. You can save, edit, and apply these templates across one or more targets. A monitoring template is specified for a particular target type and can only be applied to targets of the same type.

Use the Concurrent Processing dashboard for a complete picture of concurrent processing on your Oracle E-Business Suite system of both current activities as well as usage statistics. Add concurrent programs and managers as user-defined targets and the system will collect metrics on activity and usage for them.

Configuration Management

Oracle Application Management Pack collects and stores the technology configurations of Oracle E-Business Suite to help centralize monitoring and tracking of changes to Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack configurations including host configuration, database configuration, middleware configuration, patches applied, key profile option changes, versions of technology components, and custom object changes.

Compare configurations between two or more Oracle E-Business Suite systems directly or by comparing configuration snapshots taken at different time intervals.

Configuration templates help to standardize the configuration standards across the company and reduce the configuration drift between various Oracle E-Business Suite instances.

Administrators can track changes by setting up notifications when any unauthorized changes occur to technology stack configurations.

Compliance Management

Compliance framework integration allows you to ensure your Oracle E-Business Suite is compliant with your IT audit requirements, as well as industry and regulatory requirements. Compliance Management dashboards show trends and compliance violations. Proactive, real-time compliance monitoring can significantly reduce the operational risk to business.

Change Management

Change Approval Framework

All changes made with Oracle-delivered patches or customizations in Change Management are processed through a change approval mechanism. A multi-level, hierarchical list of approvers can be set up for each Oracle E-Business Suite target. Auditors can review the change requests as welll as the approvals.

Patch Management

Patch recommendations for Oracle E-Business Suite application products and the technology stack components are made for specific Oracle E-Business target instances to help reduce or eliminate the research work by administrators. These patch recommendations help to ensure all Oracle E-Business Suite systems are current with Oracle-recommended patches. You can deploy database and WLS patches by creating Oracle Enterprise Manager patch plans directly from the patch recommendations user interface.

Using the Patch Management dashboard, you can manage all patching activities of your Oracle E-Business Suite instances and view patch worker logs. Patch Manager simplifies the online patching process and reduces human intervention to a great extent, eliminating the need for continuous monitoring of the patching process.

Patch Manager makes it easier for administrators to check for prerequisite patches and to download the patches in offline mode or directly from My Oracle Support.

Customization Management

Create and deploy custom packages across Oracle E-Business Suite instances similar to Oracle-delivered patches. Customization Manager can help ensure all customizations follow Oracle development standards and/or user-defined customization standards specific to your IT organization. Easily integrate Customization Manager with any third-party source code version control software. This feature also supports the creation of National Language Support (NLS) patches.
Customization Manager can discover customizations within your Oracle E-Business Suite systems and provide detailed reports online or in a spreadsheet format. This helps your organization keep track of the inventory of customizations and use the data for further analysis.


Automated Cloning allows you to clone your Oracle E-Business Suite applications for testing, training, or development purposes, leveraging the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Provisioning Framework. A step-by-step interview guides an administrator through the cloning process and facilitates scheduling of Oracle E-Business Suite instance. Administrators can modify the standard cloning procedure to include pre- or post-custom steps, seamlessly automating their cloning process from beginning to end.

Instance Administration

Administrators can use the Instance Administration user interface when adding and removing (scale in and scale out) application services, application nodes, and managed servers.


DataGuard and OEM 12c OMS DB Failover Configuration

# When Oracle DataGuard high-availability for the OMS database is configured using the OEM DataGuard Administration Wizard, and fast-start failover is configured, fail-overs automatically rename the standby as primary, and vice-versa and establish the change-over in roles.  While this accomplishes the database staying online and available on the secondary host (or all other databases in the DG group), the Enterprise Manager OMS must be told how to connect to it – preferably transparently.

# DataGuard OMS Registration
# Enterprise Manager Grid Control 11g: How to Configure the OMS Connect String when Repository is in a Dataguard setup (Doc ID 1328768.1)
# OEMPR11 is our primary DB SID/Service Name
# OEMPR11_DGMGRL is our alias for the fail-over service (pointing to all DG instances)

SQL> exec DBMS_SERVICE.CREATE_SERVICE (service_name => ‘OEMPR11_DGMGRL’,network_name => ‘OEMPR11_DGMGRL’,aq_ha_notifications => true,failover_method => ‘BASIC’,failover_type => ‘SELECT’,failover_retries => 180,failover_delay => 1);

SQL> exec dbms_service.start_service(‘OEMPR11_DGMGRL’);

# Verify operation:

$> lsnrctl services     # Should see the new OEMPR11_DGMGRL service listed

# Create a Database Trigger so that the service can be stopped when the Database role becomes standby and started only when the Database role is Primary:

SQL> CREATE OR REPLACE TRIGGER manage_OCIservice after startup on database
role VARCHAR(30);

# Re-configure the OMS (All MT hosts) to have the connection string as:
$>  cd <OMS_HOME>/bin
# Following is a single-line command (basically an entire JDBC style connect string)
$> ./emctl config oms -store_repos_details -repos_conndesc ‘(DESCRIPTION=(FAILOVER=ON)(ADDRESS_LIST=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=<primaryDBHostnameFQDN>)(PORT=1522))(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=<secondaryDBHostnameFQDN>)(PORT=1521)))(CONNECT_DATA=(SERVICE_NAME=OEMPR11_DGMGRL))(FAILOVER_MODE=(TYPE=select)(METHOD=basic)))’ -repos_user sysman

# Example output
$> ./emctl config oms <…> TYPE=select)(METHOD=basic)))’ -repos_user sysman               <
Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 5
Copyright (c) 1996, 2015 Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.
Enter Repository User’s Password :
Successfully updated datasources and stored repository details in Credential Store.
If there are multiple OMSs in this environment, run this store_repos_details command on all of them.
And finally, restart all the OMSs using ’emctl stop oms -all’ and ’emctl start oms’.
It is also necessary to restart the BI Publisher Managed Server.

# Add the tnsnames.ora entry (all DB hosts at minimum)

# Testing connectivity:


# Test the Failover Service:

# Connect to the Database from sqlplus using SYSMAN user via the new service created above:

$> sqlplus sysman/$SYSMAN_PW@OEMPR11_DGMGRL

# Execute these queries to verify the Database name and service names:

SQL> select db_unique_name from v$database;


SQL> show parameter service_names

NAME            TYPE     VALUE
————-   ——-  ————————————
service_names   string   OEMPR11, OEMPR11_DGMGRL

# Re-start the OMS once so that the connection string change is saved:

cd <OMS_HOME>/bin
./emctl stop oms -all    #on AdminServer MT
./emctl stop oms         #other MTs
./emctl start oms

Run #em12c on #db12c? – Discussion from Oracle Open World (MOS Note: 1920632.1)

Ok Folks, I’ve been here are Oracle Open World for a few days now.  In that time, I’ve had numerous conversations about running Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c on Oracle Database 12c.  I will be honest and say that I’ve enjoyed these conversations; however, after about the fourth time I decided I need to write a quick post on the explanation discussed in these conversations.  

Early this year (August) I wrote a post about the what came out of the OEM CAB in May 2014 and how to get OEM 12c to work on DB12c.  The concept of running OEM 12c on DB12c, pluggable or not, have many people excited and looking forward to configuring OEM to do that very configuration.  Heck, I’ve even installed it for a few customers in that configuration (non-PDB).  So I’m a bit sad in having to say this:  ORACLE DATABASE 12c SUPPORT FOR…

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#OOW14 – @Oracle Enterprise Management for Applications SIG Mtg – 9/28 MW3003 3:30P-4:15P


OOW14 Sunday Schedule 28-SEP-2014

We’ll be at OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco on User Group Sunday, September 28 (Session Time Mostone West – 3003; 15:30 – 16:15): SIG9177 – OAUG Enterprise Manager for Applications SIG Meeting

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