Partners Embrace Oracle® Enterprise Manager 11g

posted Oct 14, 2009, 11:16 PM by Pedro Amaya Coullaut   [ updated May 11, 2010, 1:24 AM ]

Partners Embrace Oracle® Enterprise Manager 11g; New Resources Available on Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle Announces New Oracle PartnerNetwork Resources, Oracle Validated Integration and Partner-Driven Plugs-Ins and Connectors for Oracle Enterprise Manager

Redwood Shores, Calif. – April 22, 2010

News Facts

In conjunction with the launch of Oracle® Enterprise Manager 11g, Oracle today announced new Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) resources and partner-driven plug-ins and connectors for Oracle Enterprise Manager.
The new OPN Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center Knowledge Zone allows partners to quickly access the tools, knowledge and community insight they need to better develop, implement and sell Oracle Enterprise Manager-based solutions, and differentiate those services and offerings in the marketplace.
Using the information in the new Knowledge Zone, partners can begin the process of completing the competency requirements for an Oracle Enterprise Manager Specialization immediately by embarking on OPN certifications for sales, presales and support
To date, more than 500 representatives from Oracle partners are already recognized as Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Enterprise Manager Application Quality Management Specialists. This designation is given to individuals who have demonstrated key competency in the areas of sales, pre-sales, or implementation support for this solution by rigorous testing. These specialists are a key competency criteria to achieve the Oracle Enterprise Manager OPN Specialization, which will be available in June.
Additionally, beginning today, Oracle partners with integrated plug-ins and connectors can leverage the Oracle Validated Integration (OVI) program. Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical process to review the integrations of third-party software solutions with Oracle Applications. OVI provides access to Oracle Applications, tools, technical resources and training to assist partners in developing integrations based on Oracle standards and best practices. Partners who have successfully validated their integrations are authorized to use the “Oracle Validated Integration” logo. Available through the Oracle PartnerNetwork, Oracle Validated Integration gives customers confidence that integrations between Oracle Enterprise Manager and complementary partner solutions have been validated and the products work together as designed. This can help reduce risk, improve system implementation cycles, and provide for smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance.
Also announced today, partners including Brocade, F5, Halcyon, HP, NEC and Voltaire are among the latest Oracle Partners to leverage the open integration APIs in Oracle Enterprise Manager to build enterprise class plug-ins and connectors; providing customers a seamless way to monitor the performance of heterogeneous systems and proactively manage the health of their entire IT stack.

Simplifying Management of Heterogeneous Environments with Partner-Driven Oracle Enterprise Manager Plug-Ins and Connectors

To date, Oracle and its partners have delivered over 45 plug-ins and connectors for monitoring IT technologies, interacting with management frameworks and connecting with service management systems. The following are the latest additions to the rich portfolio of partner-driven plug-ins and connectors.
F5 BIG-IP Plug-In: provides integrated monitoring and management of F5 BIG-IP application delivery controllers;
Brocade Plug-in: jointly developed with Brocade partner Halcyon, the plug-in provides integrated monitoring and management of Brocade ServerIron. With the plug-in, network administrators can perform active monitoring and detailed configuration analysis for Brocade ServerIron;
Voltaire Plug-In: allows Oracle Enterprise Manager to manage Voltaire InfiniBand and receive alerts on interconnect issues in Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) environments
HP and NEC Plug-ins for Storage: allows Oracle Enterprise Manager to actively manage heterogeneous storage for HP StorageWorks XP Disk Arrays, HP StorageWorks SAN Virtualization Services Platform (SVSP) and NEC S series and D series storage.