Re: OEM - ORACLE support policies

  • From: Niall Litchfield <niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: rajendra.pande@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:29:11 +0000

Well this would surely be a conversation with your sales rep..

My take would be that as Support for (say) the database does not (at least
legally) include Grid Control support (a separate purchase) then the
statement is reasonable. Purchasing database extended support isn't a way of
purchasing EM support. What *would* make an interesting conversation would
be if you also purchased extended support for Grid Control. So yes I'd say
that purchasing extended support for a db would not cover support of that db
as a managed target in GC. Nor however do I really see why it should. I
wouldn't expect purchasing extended support for a database target that was
being monitored in (say) the Quest monitoring tool to mean that I
could change the support agreement for that tool.


On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 1:57 PM, <rajendra.pande@xxxxxxx> wrote:

>  *Reference - Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control Certification Checker
> [ID 412431.1]*
> * *
> Somewhere in there is this (underlines mine)
> *NOTE:* Oracle Enterprise Manager support for managing the listed targets
> follows the support policy for the target. *When Premier Support ends for
> a target, Enterprise Manager Support for managing the target also ends*.
> For reference, see Oracle Lifetime Support 
> Policy<>and
>  Error
> Correction 
> Policy.<>
> "
> I am not entirely clear what this means and how does this jive with the
> life time support policy
> If I can not monitor and manage a target after the premier support ends
> does that not practically mean that there is no support for that version
> (target).
> Note that to me it also means that even if you purchased extended support
> for the target, support for OEM monitoring and managing of the target is not
> in place.
> I am only talking about official support.
> What gives?
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Niall Litchfield
Oracle DBA

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