After you have completed Enterprise Manager initial operations, you are ready to start the Enterprise Manager Console.
To launch the Console on Windows select Enterprise Manager Console from the Oracle Enterprise Management Group on the Start menu.
To launch the Console on UNIX platforms, enter:
Enterprise Manager passwords are case-sensitive, may not exceed eight characters, and may not end with a space character.
Note that you are logging in as an administrator of network resources being serviced by a Management Server, not as a user of a database.
The first time you log in to the Console, you are prompted to change the default password. This password should be changed immediately. You can use the Management Server dialog to add, edit, or delete the list of available management servers shown within the Login Information dialog box. You can connect to any Oracle database instance from the Console by selecting it within the Navigator window and clicking on the
You can also select a database within the Navigator window with the right-mouse to access the Connect menu option.
If you do not have the preferred credentials set up for that database, the Login Information connect dialog box is displayed. Use it to connect to the database. Once you are connected to the database, right-mouse click it and the link to backup management is displayed. Backup Management has the following five options:
- Catalog maintenance
- Create backup configuration
- Backup configuration library
These 5 options are part of RMAN. The first option helps you backup a database. The second option helps you restore a database. The remaining three options assist in managing RMAN.
In the following simulation, we will log into OEM and start RMAN.
Starting RMAN from OEM
The next lesson describes the required preparations for scheduling a backup within OEM.