I didn’t think there would be quite so many posts about this journey, but we finally have Cloud Control 13cR2 in production, monitoring all our Oracle Database and WebLogic servers, and scheduling all our database backups.
Here are some of the posts that came out when I thought we would be using 13cR1.
- Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c : First Steps
- Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c Upgrade
- Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c : Navigation and “Look and Feel”
- Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c : It’s Alive!
And here is what I posted since 13cR2 was released.
- Cloud Control 13c Release 2 (13cR2)
- Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c Release 2 (13cR2) Installation/Upgrade
- Cloud Control 13c Release 2 (13cR2) : It’s Alive!
All my 13c articles are here.
As I mentioned in some of the previous posts, we’ve gone for a slash & burn approach. We were running 12cR5 across the board. We built a new 13cR1 server, which subsequently got upgraded to 13cR2. Some of the early 12cR5 to 13cR1 agent upgrades didn’t go so well, so instead we removed the old agents and installed new ones. I used EMCLI to export some of the config, like backups definitions, so the transfer was pretty easy.
Remember, we are a pretty small company and we mainly use Cloud Control for monitoring and backups, so this replacement approach was relatively easy for us. If you are monitoring thousands of servers and use more of the Cloud Control features you may not want to take this approach. 🙂
Anyway, yesterday we got the 13cR2 agents installed on the last group of production servers, so we have completed the move!
I’m hoping there will be some time before 13cR3 is released. 🙂