You need (at least) two Enterprise Manager installations

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So last time round I ended with a subscript that this article would be coming and here it is… a lot later than I intended. I was waiting for EM13c to ship so I could introduce something it’s delivering into the discussion and, well, I work for a development organisation. Time can be a relative thing…. In my previous post I put forward several strong reasons for “One EM to rule them all”. It’s a general design principle that I use to design large-scale EM implementations but I’m going to expand on the definition of ‘one’ a little….bear with me, it’ll all make sense at the end (maybe). When I talk about “one” EM here what I actually mean is one “Operational, Production EM”. Alongside Read More …

One EM to rule them all

So I thought I’d start with something lightweight to dip my toe in the water 😜. This one comes up all the time with customers large and small. How many Enterprise Manager installations should I have ? If customers are new to Enterprise Manager their default deployment architecture is often skewed by how they’ve deployed other “enterprise” applications & tooling or how they are structured as an organisation. Design as a mirror of infrastructure design Some installations simply follow their default infrastructure pattern design. If an organistion has embedded behaviour to build “Test”, “Production”, “QA” environments they will often (quite naturally) install their Enterprise Manager installations using a similar strategy. They will build-out an Enterprise Manager installation to manage their Production environment, then an Enterprise Read More …

You’re a decade too late

So it’s 2015 and I’m starting a blog ? Have I just awakened from a long slumber ? Have I been frozen on the long trip to a Black Hole just beyond Saturn ? No. I’ve deliberated for a long time about starting a blog and more than a few things have stopped me in the past. It’s probably overkill to go into all of them and I’m sure in the fullness of time most of the reasons will out themselves through my writings here. One of the main reasons I’ve never went down this route in the past is that to be completely honest I wasn’t sure I had anything to say that anyone would listen/read. I take part in lots of, ahem, “spirited Read More …