Kevin Kempf's Blog

September 30, 2011

Geek Arcana

Filed under: 11g, 11i, Enterprise Manager, iPhone, Oracle — kkempf @ 1:54 pm

My former colleague in Chicago Richard complains that I haven’t updated this blog in a while.  To help him steal ideas from me and tell his boss he thought them up, I figured I’d post a few miscellaneous new things.

Broken Record

I’ve been sounding like a broken record, in that whenever I went into My Oracle Support (you know, the slow version of what used to be Metalink?) I’d have to log out and log back into their non-flash site to upload files because it didn’t work with Chrome.  Well I don’t know whether it was an update to Chrome or MOS, but you can finally upload all the inane logs and output file your analyst asks you for while in Chrome!

Chrome is not a crime!

While we’re on that subject

Some evidence all my whining about Oracle’s lack of support for Chrome may have merit!  I noticed this on Slashdot today, and, in a nutshell, it says Chrome will overtake Firefox as the #2 browser within the next few months, and IE is taking huge losses to Chrome as well.  I despise IE, avoid it like the plague (virus?) that it is, and will not shed a tear when it finally falls from the top spot.  It all goes back to the way Micro$oft forced IE down our throats, and I will not browse with a known monopolist.

EM 11g from an iPhone

I found another reason my iPhone runs circles around my old Blackberry.  With it’s built-in VPN capabilities, I can actually get to my EM 11g web server and, well, work!  The only exception is, of course, the well publicized lack of flash support for iOS, noted in the screenshot of the performance tab in the database.  If anyone from Oracle is watching… any chance we can get off flash (HTML5?) in some future version so there’s full mobile functionality?  If not, how about an EM Grid Control App?

These are unedited screenshots from the iPhone, except where I had to hide IP addresses and the like.

Login Page

EM Starting Screen

Database Targets Screen

A specific database

The Performance Tab

The one thing which won't work - Flash for the performance graphs!

Scheduled Jobs


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