So this will be my first post. We currently use quite basic setup of OEM 12c but really want to see what 13.2 is capable as it has added some features to Exadata monitoring (or so I was told).

Also what is really interesting is the improved manageability for OVM 3.4 directly through Enterprise Manager. With OVM 3.3 you could achieve this but using it was pain so we at least preferred OVM Manager. More about that here:

As we use Oracle VM then testing new versions is quite simple via VM templates Oracle puts out. So once 13.2 came out I downloaded the template from here:

After download you need to combine the files as per instructions for OVM and then create http server (I usee python) to import template to OVM.


Once template is imported you can just click clone/move and create new VM from the template and launch it. You can see defaults for VM are 2 vCPUs and 12GB of RAM.

Logging in from console you will be asked basic network configuration (IP, hostname, netmask,gateway, dns server). Once that is done Enterprise Manager 13.2 will automatically be started up. During this process it will startup, shutdown and come up again and then logout you from the console.

This takes up to 20-30 minutes.

Default passwords to login can be found from README which is in the downloaded zip files.

After logging in via ssh with oracle you can see all necessary scripts right at the user home to start and stop services.

[oracle@oem_host ~]$ ls -l
total 48
drwxr-x--- 2 oracle dba 4096 Aug 27 2014 bea
drwxr----- 3 oracle dba 4096 Aug 28 2014 oradiag_oracle
-rw-r--r-- 1 oracle dba 628 Dec 14 06:43 README.FIRST
-rwxr-xr-x 1 oracle dba 417 Dec 14 06:24
-rwxr-xr-x 1 oracle dba 180 Dec 14 06:24
-rwxr-xr-x 1 oracle dba 200 Dec 14 06:24
-rwxr-xr-x 1 oracle dba 392 Dec 14 06:24
-rwxr-xr-x 1 oracle dba 167 Dec 14 06:24
-rwxr-xr-x 1 oracle dba 179 Dec 14 06:24
-rwxr-xr-x 1 oracle dba 197 Dec 14 06:24
-rwxr-xr-x 1 oracle dba 366 Dec 14 06:24
-rwxr-xr-x 1 oracle dba 178 Dec 14 06:24

[oracle@oem_host ~]$ cat README.FIRST

Installation details of EM .....

EM url:
Ports used by this deployment at /u01/OracleHomes/Middleware/install/portlist.ini
Database location: /u01/OracleHomes/db
Database name: emrepus
EM Middleware Home location: /u01/OracleHomes/Middleware
EM Agent Home location: /u01/OracleHomes/agent/agent_13.

This information is also available in the file /home/oracle/README.FIRST

To start all processes, as the user oracle, run the script 
To stop all processes, as the user oracle, run the script 

In the README.FIRST you can see all ports used by installation. Although I noticed the default EM port is not 7799 as mentioned  but rather 7802.


After login you can select your welcome page and you are all set to start looking onto OEM 13.2. Whole process without counting download and import will be less than hour! My main interest will be to see the new Exadata and OVM 3.4 features and hopefully we can test that soon.



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