Saturday, December 31, 2016

OEM 13c New Features - System Broadcast

I can’t finish the year without a post about OEM 13c. I finally had some time to install it and from first hand go through its new features.  I find this “System Broadcast” feature so useful, especially when you have tons of users using OEM.

You can try to email users, give them a call but they will always forget about the next maintenance window and call you right away when OEM is not available. This feature helps you to send a notification to all the users or a particular list of users.

System Broadcast messages (up to 200 characters) can only be sent using EMCLI, there’s no graphical option yet.

Here’s an example on how to send a message to a user named OEMADMIN:

$ emcli send_system_broadcast -toOption="SPECIFIC" -to="OEMADMIN" -message="OEM will be down for maintenance Friday December 30th"
Successfully requested to send System Broadcast to users.

This is what you see once you login to OEM console:




Send the message to all the users:


$ emcli send_system_broadcast -toOption="ALL" -message="OEM will be down for maintenance Friday December 30th"
Successfully requested to send System Broadcast to users.

You need to be logged in EMCLI to be able to send these messages, if you are not you’ll get this error:

$ emcli send_system_broadcast -toOption="ALL" -message="OEM will be down for maintenance Friday December 30th"
Status:Unauthorized 401

As I said, you need to be logged in EMCLI:

$emcli login -username=sysman
Enter password:

Login successful

$ emcli send_system_broadcast -toOption="ALL" -message="OEM will be down for maintenance Friday December 30th"
Successfully requested to send System Broadcast to users.

Here’s the verb syntax:

emcli send_system_broadcast
      -toOption="ALL|SPECIFIC"
      [-to="comma separated user names"]
      [-messageType="INFO|CONF|WARN|ERROR|FATAL" (default is INFO)]
      -message="message details"

[ ]  indicates that the parameter is optional.


Thank you and happy new year!
Alfredo

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