There you can find the list of EM 11g new features. After I quickly skimmed through it I could mention few areas:
- Full blown Fusion Middleware management support
- More complete support for RAC, Grid Infrastructure and ASM
- Integration with My Oracle Support
- Improvements in provisioning (I hope it really works now and can actually start saving us time and not make us spend more time troubleshooting failures)
- Better virtualization support (must be focused on Oracle VM though)
Here is the surprise you might not have expected — you now need to install Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.2 (Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 Patch Set 1) as a pre-requisite to Oracle Grid Control installation. It doesn’t come pre-packaged with an application server as was the case with iAS in EM 10g release. I fully expected that EM 11g will run on WebLogic Server infrastructure but installation might a bit less straightforward for some of you.
But worry not — managing WebLogic Server is generally easier than managing iAS. Plus you all wanted to learn Oracle Fusion Middleware. Didn’t you?
So my conclusion is that EM11g is not a breakthrough in terms of re-design, navigation in the user interface and functionality. However, it has the new engine under the hood which I’m personally very excited about.