OEM 12c: diagnosing the/an agent…as in: “Hey there, Officer!”

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

For example:

You are then prompted for a user ID and password, either for the agent owner or root (in an Unix environment).

Selection_004In my case this is the Oracle user (apt named: oracle) and the os password of this user (not that there is a database account called oracle, but I want to be clear 😉 )

After entering the correct credentials, you are greeted by the Agent Browser:

Selection_005This 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.

About GemsOfProgramming

Beeing a previously enthusiastic Java programmer, I rolled into the Oracle Database Administration world. It turned out I got a knack for this, and since approx. 2000 I'm a full time DBA. My experiences touches lot of Oracle products like Forms and Reports 9/10, JDAPI, Application Server, Weblogic Fusion and of course: Oracle Enterprise Databases, JavaFX, Swing and other Java components.
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