Course Topics

Introduction
Understanding what todayís Data Center looks like
Explaining Enterprise Manager Grid Control
Explaining how to use Enterprise Manager Grid Control in business driven IT management
Discussing key features of Enterprise Manager Grid Control
Describing Enterprise Manager Grid Controlís capabilities to manage the complete enterprise application stack
Discussing Management Plug-ins and Connectors available for Enterprise Manager Grid Control

Grid Control Architecture
Describing the components of Grid Control
Explaining the architecture of Grid Control
Describing the target types managed by Grid Control
Explaining the Grid Control Console pages and its functionalities
Discussing the application of the Maximum Availability Architecture to a Grid Control environment

Grid Control Installation
Installing WebLogic Server and Grid Control
Understanding the installation process for the various components that make up Grid Control
Discussing the ports used for a standard Grid Control installation
Explaining the directory structure for Grid Control

Setting Up Enterprise Manager Grid Control
Configuring Grid Control to set up additional administrators
Identifying the types of privileges used in Grid Control
Using roles to assign privileges to groups of administrators
Setting up preferred credentials to simplify access to managed targets

Managing and Monitoring Grid Control
Monitoring the availability of Grid Control components
Monitoring the performance of the Management Server, Repository, and Agent
Identifying log and trace files for all Grid Control components
Starting and stopping Grid Control components
Discussing backup and recovery of Grid Control components

Managing Hosts
Performing administrative tasks on Linux hosts
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Executing the Host command
Using log file alerts
Using net service administration
Using the remote file editor
Viewing storage details

Managing Groups
Defining groups
Describing the usage of groups
Creating groups
Using dashboards to monitor groups
Applying monitoring templates to groups
Using notification rules on groups

Managing Systems and Services
Defining systems and services
Creating a service based on a system
Defining and monitoring the availability of a service
Discussing the use of beacons
Defining and monitoring service levels
Explaining Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

Monitoring Targets
Identifying out-of-box monitoring features
Changing metric settings
Creating and applying monitoring templates
Using notifications
Defining corrective actions
Creating notification rules
Creating User-Defined Metrics (UDMs)
Using blackouts

Job Systems
Defining jobs
Using pre-defined jobs
Creating user defined jobs
Creating multitask jobs
Viewing job activity
Using job operations
Purging jobs
Enabling job notifications

Information Publisher
Viewing and customizing Oracle-provided reports
Creating custom reports
Creating custom reports by using the management repository and its base views to generate a report
Scheduling reports
Sharing reports with the entire business community

Provisioning and Patching Automation
Discussing software lifecycle management
Defining provisioning and patching
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Discussing provisioning concepts
Defining the software library
Configuring the software library
Defining deployment procedures
Defining bare metal provisioning

Configuration Management
Explaining the need for configuration management
Describing configuration management
Viewing configurations of managed targets
Comparing configurations of managed targets
Viewing configuration summary for managed targets
Defining the Client System Analyzer
Defining collection tag associations

Managing Compliance
Defining compliance management
Viewing compliance management pages in Grid Control
Evaluating compliance levels
Setting up compliance evaluations
Customizing policies
Discussing types of policy groups
Defining compliance scores

Extending Grid Control
Identifying the available management plug-ins
Discussing the benefits of managing third-party components with Grid Control
Deploying management plug-ins
Explaining management connectors in Grid Control