Date Added: Dec 2009
Oracle Enterprise Manager is designed to monitor the middleware applications and the basic infrastructure. Applications including Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) are multi-tier applications that run on various platforms. These applications depend upon different resources including within and outside the organizations. This paper discusses various characteristics of modern applications. The applications these days are provided with various requirements including availability, service level, and compliance and security. The complexities in managing Oracle Service Bus (OSB) are all mentioned in this paper. It helps administrators in managing the middleware infrastructure and applications efficiently and effectively using Oracle Enterprise Manager. It also provides details on monitoring the production middleware application that run on Oracle Application Server, Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle SOA suite such as Oracle BPEL Process manager, Oracle Server Bus, and Oracle Coherence. This paper is divided into various sections and also talks about various practices that make the middleware infrastructure highly available. The management of the OSB system is dependent upon the availability and performance of related components. It is used to combine different services. The configuration management can be used to keep track of the configuration changes. There are various procedures that can be installed for moving OSB services from one environment to another. This paper points out different aspects of proactive monitoring and alert notifications, service level management and incident management, diagnostics of production applications, lifecycle automation using deployment procedures, and patching mechanisms.