Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 5 ( – Just Born


em-12cOracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 5 ( was announced a few days ago. I woke up today and checked the interwebs and it’s actually available for download.

I must admit I’m a little nervous about the upgrade. I had a few bad times with upgrades in the early days of Grid Control and Cloud Control and that has left me with a little bit of voodoo lurking in the back of my mind. The last couple of upgrades have been really easy, so I’m sure it will be fine, but that voodoo…

I’ll download it now and do a clean install. Then do a couple of practice upgrades. If all that goes well, I’ll schedule a date to sacrifice a chicken, raise a zombie from the dead to do my bidding, then do the real upgrade.



Update. Looking at the certification matrix, the repository is now certified on, as well as and

Update 2. Pete mentioned in the comments that has been certified for the Cloud Control repository since march, with some restrictions. So it’s not new to this release. See the comments for details.

Update 3. Remember to download from (in a couple of days) for your production installations. Apparently there is a difference to the license agreement.

Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

9 thoughts on “Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 5 ( – Just Born”

  1. Tim, DB12.1.0.2 has been certified for the repository since mid March. It is not dependent on at all. There are a couple of restrictions:

    Must apply database patch 20243268
    Must apply patchset (OCT PSU) or later

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