Viva Las Vegas – Collaborate 2016

It’s that time of year again, time to spend a few days in Las Vegas at Collaborate with some of the top Oracle experts and exercise your brain (and your feet)! I will be heading out in a few days and have a great schedule lined up!

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This year will be a little different as I’m representing two products.   For a while now I’ve been working more on Oracle Management Cloud, which is our new cloud services for Log Analytics, IT Analytics and Application Performance Monitoring.   These services are complimentary to your existing Oracle Enterprise Manager solution.  From a DBA perspective, I’m especially excited about IT Analytics, as it’s an answer to many of the questions we get asked about long-term performance, capacity and resource data that Oracle Enterprise Manager collects.  We will have a demo booth, as well as a session on Monday at 10:30 in Palm B – Oracle Management Cloud: Next-Generation Monitoring, Management and Analytics.   Be sure to attend this session to hear about what Oracle Management Cloud has to offer!   You can also learn more about the Oracle Management Cloud services here.

As always, there’s a lot of excellent Oracle Enterprise Manager sessions this year!  If you’re in Las Vegas on Sunday morning, be sure to register for the Hands-on Lab: Everything I Needed to Know About Enterprise Manager I Learned at COLLABORATE.   We’ll start at 9am with an overview of EM 13c and work on new features in target properties, dynamic groups, creating gold agent images, tablespace corrective actions, and more!  You won’t want to miss out on this one!  Be sure to pre-register as space is limited.

Here’s where you’ll find me:

Sunday – 9-1 – Hands-on Lab: Everything I Needed to Know About Enterprise Manager I Learned at COLLABORATE

Monday – 10:30am Palm B – Oracle Management Cloud: Next-Generation Monitoring, Management and Analytics – Learn about the latest offering in IT Operations Management – Log Analytics, IT Analytics and Application Performance Monitoring.

Tuesday – 4:45pm Palm B – Building a High-Available Enterprise Manager system with Werner de Gruyter – This session is a must attend for anybody who needs to build or maintain a highly available Enterprise Manager.

Wednesday – 8:00am Palm B – Oracle Enterprise Manager Security: a Practitioners Guide – Rise and shine with my session on how to make Enterprise Manager security work for your company in more ways than one!

For a full list of Oracle Management Cloud and Oracle Enterprise Manager demos, labs, sessions and SIG meetings be sure to save or print this handy schedule!   Don’t worry, if you’re not heading to Las Vegas, you can still catch my session by registering for the IOUG Virtual Forum!

I will also be on the Oracle demo grounds either at the Oracle Enterprise Manager booth or Oracle Management Cloud booth.   If you follow me on twitter or read my blog and we haven’t met in person, stop by and say hi!

Join me at Collaborate 2015!

In a few weeks I’ll be heading to Las Vegas for a few days of relaxation and fun.  Well, really I’ll be working, but it will still be fun!

As always, I’ve got a busy schedule planned.  Here’s where you can find me over the week if you’re attending (there will be more but this is what I know now!):

Sunday 4/12

9-12p – Everything I Needed to Know About Enterprise Manager I Learned at COLLABORATE – Hands-on Lab

This should be fun.  Three hours w/ myself, Kellyn and Werner.  We may not stay on topic, but I can promise you’ll learn something new!

Monday 4/13

9:15-10:15 – Zero to Manageability in One Hour: Build a Solid Foundation for Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

Learn how to properly plan, architect and implement EM12c, and how to setup the monitoring framework (roles, users, groups, templates, etc).

5:30-8:00 – Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall at EM booth

Tuesday 4/14

5:30-7:00 – Happy Hour in Exhibit Hall at EM booth

Thursday 4/16

11:00-12:00 – Under the Hood of Enterprise Manager – A Troubleshooting Primer

Really, this is Werner’s session not mine.  But if you’ve never heard him talk about EM, you’re missing out.  Learn how to troubleshoot your EM system and find out what it’s doing.

12:15-1:15 – Smarter Monitoring with Adaptive Thresholds and Time Based Metrics

Then just stay seated for my talk on advancing your monitoring with adaptive and time based thresholds, metric extensions and more.

There are many more EM sessions and I’ll be trying to hit as many as I can!   Here’s the full list and hours for the EM demo booth.

If you can’t make it to Las Vegas, take a look at Collaborates Plug-in to Vegas option!  For a registration fee of $395, you get access to sessions from the top 3 tracks – Cloud Computing, Database Performance and Manageability.  Sessions are broadcast live online. If you’re interested in EM12c, there’s quite a line up of sessions available, including mine!