When installing OEM 12c, or any other OEM, one of the headache causing issues can be the installation of the agents. However in OEM 12c it seems there is a new (or rather an existing but now accessible for us DBA’s) function:
The agents page! When you have installed an agent but need to determine how it is performing, or just what is is actually doing, you could always use the EMCLI.
In OEM12c, there is a new tool for the box: the url for the agent presents a HTML overview of the details of the agent:
To get to the agent browser, you use a URL of the form
You are then prompted for a user ID and password, either for the agent owner or root (in an Unix environment).
After entering the correct credentials, you are greeted by the Agent Browser:
This overview is retrievable through the EMCLI also, but the easy of just clinking a hyper-link like “schedule” quickly shows it’s merits. I’m an avid command-line hacker, but it’s my opinion one has to be able and be aware of the the tools available.