Next there was Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control. This allows you to manage many databases, application servers, and other products. The Grid Control resides on a separate server and has its own database. You can monitor Oracle infrastructure. You can also monitor non-Oracle items such as:
- Other databases
- Web servers
- Application servers
- Operating systems
- Oracle Management Servive
- Oracle Management Agent
- Oracle Management Repository.
To simply monitoring, you can combine single components into groups. Then you can monitor the whole group as one. You can automate administrative tasks. You can publish customized reports. These reports can be HTML based. You can manage Oracle patches. The Grid Control is extensible through management plugins.