NetApp Storage System Plug-In Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12<em>c</em>

Integration of Storage and System Monitoring to Reduce Cost and Complexity of Managing Business-Critical Applications


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 25, 2012- NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP), a Gold-level member of OraclePartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that it has achieved OracleValidated Integration of the NetApp Storage System Plug-In version1.0 with Oracle® Enterprise Manager 12c, extendingthe application-to-disk coverage of Oracle Enterprise Managerenvironments that include managed NetApp storage. The NetAppStorage System Plug-In delivers comprehensive availability,performance, and configuration information for NetApp storagecontrollers used in enterprise cloud environments and is part ofthe NetApp solution for Oracle Databases.


To achieve Oracle Validated Integration,Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set ofrequirements that are based on the needs and priorities of thecustomers. This achievement can significantly reduce the cost andcomplexity of managing applications that run on NetApp®systems and Oracle technologies. Application administrators can nowconsolidate monitoring information in the Oracle Enterprise Manager12c console and can perform detailed root cause analysis.Storage administrators can perform proactive monitoring of NetAppsystems, assess the impact of storage performance problems onend-user services, and better align their efforts with businessneeds.


“NetApp and Oracle share a common vision ofproviding solutions that can help reduce IT cost and complexity andempower agile businesses,” said Brendon Howe, vice president,Product and Solutions Marketing, NetApp. “For more than a decade,NetApp’s relationship with Oracle has involved product testing,enabling essential interoperability and innovation that acceleratebusiness success. Customers can benefit from improved riskmanagement and smoother upgrade capability, leading to lower totalcost of ownership and greater overall satisfaction.”


“Oracle Enterprise Manager’s rich partnerecosystem helps ensure that Oracle Enterprise Manager can providedeep, integrated manageability for heterogeneous environments,leveraging the collective expertise of our integration partnerssuch as NetApp,” said Dan Koloski, senior director, ProductManagement, Oracle. “An Oracle Validated Integration gives ourjoint customers confidence that the integration between the NetAppStorage System Plug-In version 1.0 and Oracle Enterprise Manager12c has been validated and that the products work togetheras designed. We congratulate NetApp on their achievement and lookforward to the adoption of this plug-in by our mutualcustomers.”


Visit the NetApp Booth (#1301) at OracleOpenWorld to learn more about innovative data management solutionsfor Oracle environments, and join NetApp for an Oracle OpenWorldspeaking session (UGF10389), “Monitoring Storage Systems for OracleEnterprise Manager 12c,” on September 30 at 8 a.m. inMoscone West – 2016.


Key Features of the NetApp StoragePlug-In


Deploying the plug-in in an Oracle EnterpriseManager environment can provide the following management featuresfor NetApp storage controllers:

  • Comprehensive availability and performance monitoring
  • Detailed information about NetApp storage capacity, volumes,Snapshot™ copies, and more
  • Graphical information about CIFS and NFS protocols, networkload, CPU statistics, and more
  • Configuration inventory and drift tracking for NetApp storageproducts, licenses, and disks
  • Consolidated information about NetApp storage and OracleDatabase in the form of a database-to-NetApp-storage topologymapping report
  • Comparison of configuration management information andgeneration of differential data reports


Additional Resources


About Oracle ValidatedIntegration
Oracle Validated Integration, available through the OraclePartnerNetwork (OPN), gives customers confidence that theintegration of complementary partner software products with OracleApplications and specific Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions hasbeen validated, and that the products work together as designed.This can help customers reduce risk, improve system implementationcycles, and provide smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance.Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical processto review partner integrations. Partners who have successfullycompleted the program are authorized to use the “Oracle ValidatedIntegration” logo. For more information, visit


About OraclePartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version ofOracle’s partner program that provides partners with tools tobetter develop, sell, and implement Oracle solutions. OPNSpecialized offers resources to train and support specializedknowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved torecognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base, andbusiness opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is theability for partners to differentiate through Specializations.Specializations are achieved through competency development,business results, expertise, and proven success. To find out more,visit


About NetApp
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutionsthat deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate businessbreakthroughs. Our commitment to living our core values andconsistently being recognized as a great place to work around theworld are fundamental to our long-term growth and success, as wellas the success of our pathway partners and customers. Use of theword “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnershipbetween NetApp and any other company. Discover our passion forhelping companies around the world go further, faster at


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