Monitoring a WebCenter Content Deployment with Enterprise Manager
During any software implementation there comes a time where a question is raised about how “mission critical” the new system will be. Regardless of the answer, there are always a number of key discussions that need to be had. Typically, these discussions concern backup and recovery time, high availability, and disaster recovery. What is interesting about this process (and rightly so) is that before a single user has jumped onto the new system, we are already thinking about worst case scenarios and how best to mitigate damage.
Unfortunately, ours is not a forgiving business; for every minute a system is down (or operating below expectations), someone, somewhere is asking why. Additionally, the person asking why is probably being negatively affected, and will start escalating their concerns (either to a manager, or worse to a public forum). The end result is that the people who designed and built the system are now being called into a very uncomfortable meeting to provide an explanation. Without metrics or other empirical evidence, the actual cause may not be apparent, which can result in guess work, painful sifting through logs (looking for a needle in a haystack), or straight up finger pointing to re-assign blame.