Oracle Rdb® Extension to Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Installation Guide
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1 Overview

The Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g is a three-tier management framework consisting of:

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control web-based interface
  • Oracle Management Server and Management Repository
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Agent

Together, they can be used to:

  • Administer the complete Oracle environment, including databases, iAS servers, applications, and services.
  • Diagnose, modify, and tune multiple Oracle databases.
  • Schedule tasks on multiple systems at varying time intervals.
  • Monitor Oracle database conditions throughout the network.
  • Administer multiple network nodes and services from many locations.
  • Share tasks with other administrators.

The top tier consists of the Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control web-based interface. The Grid Control web-based interface is a set of web pages that serve as an interface into the management framework. You can use the Grid Control interface to interact with the Oracle Management Server and the Oracle Enterprise Manager Agents to perform all the functions listed above.

The middle tier is comprised of the Oracle Management Server and the Oracle Management Repository. The Management Server contains a set of software components used to support the Grid Control interface and to interact with the Management Repository. The Management Repository is an Oracle9i database that is used to store the metric information supplied by the Oracle Enterprise Manager Agents.

The Oracle Enterprise Manager Agent, also known as the EMAgent, is the third tier of the management framework. It interacts with the targets and their host systems directly. An EMAgent must exist on every node that houses the entities you want to manage via the Oracle Enterprise Manager management framework.

With the installation of the Oracle Rdb Extension for the Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g at the EMAgent tier, the management framework is expanded with the capability to manage Oracle Rdb release 7.1 databases or higher, Oracle Rdb monitors, Oracle Rdb SQL/Services servers, Oracle Rdb SQL/Services dispatchers, and Oracle Rdb SQL/Services services.


Oracle has a very active research organization (Oracle Labs) that is charged to 'Identify, explore, and transfer new technologies that have the potential to substantially improve Oracle's business'. One part of the organization is the External Research Office (ERO). The ERO is charged to ' ... invest in research collaborations that fit Oracle's long-term strategic goals. These collaborations are between university researchers and engineers/researchers throughout Oracle's various organizations'. The ERO webpage lists numerous current and past collaborations. Oracle provides funds and direct interactions with highly experienced developers.

If you are interested in the ERO program please contact Steve Jeffreys at

If you would like to explore opportunities for a research collaboration with the database team please contact Dieter Gawlick at

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