Target Types in Oracle EM Cloud Control 12c

So often when issuing a emctl (Enterprise Manager Command Line Utility) command, one needs to specify a target type. This is often the case when the command affects a certain target (for example emctl reload agent dynamicproperties ...).

The most often used target types are the following:

  • oracle_database (Oracle Instance)
  • oracle_emd (Agent)
  • host (Host Machine)

However, there are a lot of other target types available. We can get all available target types for Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c if we query the SYSMAN.EM_TARGET_TYPES table in the Enterprise manager repository:

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Cloud Control 12c: The current status of the target is Status Pending

When managing a large database environment with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c, it sometimes happens that a database or another target gets stuck in the status “Pending”. This often happens after a database was restarted (for cold backups for example). So in this article I want to show how to get the target working again.

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