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Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c Installation & Configuration

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In this post I will be covering the installation & configuration of Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 1.

Oracle Enterprise Manager is a central management & monitoring solution for all Oracle products. OEM is capable of monitoring many third party products as well and capable of sending alerts & notifications based on the rules set by the administrators.

My Environment & Software Used

  • Oracle Linux 6.7 64 Bit Virtual Machine
  • VMware Workstation Player 12
  • Oracle Database
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 1 (

I have already built my Oracle Linux 6.7 64 Bit VMware with Oracle Database 12c pre-installed and I will not be covering DB installation part here.

Package Requirements for Oracle Management Service (OMS)

  • make-3.81
  • binutils-2.20
  • gcc-4.4.4
  • libaio-0.3.107
  • glibc-common-2.12-1
  • libstdc++-4.4.4
  • libXtst-1.0.99 (x86_64)
  • sysstat-9.0.4
  • glibc-2.12
  • glibc-devel-2.12-1.7 (i686)
  • glibc-devel-2.12-1.7 (x86_64)

Package Requirements for Management Agent

Below packages must be installed on the target machine where you are installing OEM Management Agent.

  • make-3.81
  • binutils-2.20
  • gcc-4.4.4
  • libaio-0.3.107
  • glibc-common-2.12-1.7
  • libstdc++-4.4.4
  • sysstat-9.0.4

Package Search & Installation

To check if the package is installed on the Oracle linux server, execute below command

rpm -qa | grep package_name 

Sample output

[oracle@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa|grep make

To search for missing RPM using YUM, execute below command. If the server is not connected to internet, download the RPM manually and install it.

yum search package_name

To install the RPM using YUM, execute below command

sudo yum install package_name

Kernel Requirements

  • If OMS and Database are on different hosts, set kernel.shmmax parameter as below in /etc/sysctl.conf
kernel.shmmax = 4294967295
  • If OMS and Database are on same host, no special requirement for OMS and DB parameter will take precedence.
  • Add / change below line in /etc/sysctl.conf to set local port range to 11000 – 65000
net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 11000 65500
  • Restart the server once above changes are made.

Users & Groups Requirement

  • Create ‘oinstall’ group
groupadd oinstall
  • Create ‘oracle’ user and add to ‘oinstall’ group
useradd oracle -g oinstall
  • Login as ‘oracle’ user to perform the installation & configuration.

Database Requirement

  • Set optimizer adaptive features to false
alter system set optimizer_adaptive_features=false scope=both sid='*';
  • Check the value using show parameter
show parameter optimizer_adaptive_features
  • Restart the Database

Core Components Installed

  • Oracle Weblogic Server 12c Release 1 (
  • JDK 1.7 – pre installed JDK is not supported from this release
  • Oracle Management Service 13c Release 1
  • Management Agent 13c Release 1
  • Oracle JRF 12c Release 1 (
  • Oracle Web Tier 12c Release 1 (
  • Oracle BI Publisher 12c Release 1 (
  • Default plug-ins Installed
    • Oracle Database Plug-in
    • Oracle Fusion Middleware Plug-in
    • Oracle Exadata Plug-in
    • Oracle Cloud Framework Plug-in
    • Oracle System Infrastructure Plug-in

Things To Do Before Installation

  • Unset ORACLE_HOME & ORACLE_SID if you have set them during your Database installation on the same host
  • Remove all Oracle directories from PATH. You can add them later after OEM installation
  • Ensure Weblogic Server is dedicated to OMS as OMS cannot co-exist with any other Oracle Fusion Middleware product
  • Create config & cluster directories for BI Publisher
mkdir -p /u01/app/oracle/product/bip/config
mkdir -p /u01/app/oracle/product/bip/cluster

OEM Installation & Configuration

  • OEM Cloud Control 13c Installation files
    • em13100_linux64.bin (802 MB)
    • (1.22 GB)
    • (1.99 GB)
    • (1.99 GB)
    • (316 MB)
  • It is not required to unzip the installation software. Provide execute permissions to oracle on .bin file
chmod 755 em13100_linux64.bin
  • Execute .bin file
  • Uncheck Security Updates & click Next


  • Click Yes on the confirmation screen


  • Select Skip and click Next on Software Updates Screen


  • Make sure all the prerequisite checks are successful and click Next
    • In my case I have warnings for kernel parameters and physical memory. I am ignoring it as my port range is set to 11000 – 65500 & my physical memory is little less than 10GB. Both values should be fine in my case.


  • My local port range setting


  • My physical memory setting


  • Select Simple here and click Next
    • In Advanced installation, you can customize ports, domain name, OMS instance name & paths. Simple takes all default values. For demo purposes I have selected Simple, but for production environments, select Advanced and customize as per your needs


  • Specify paths as below
    • Middleware Home Directory : /u01/app/oracle/product/oemfmw_13c
    • Agent Base Directory : /u01/app/oracle/product/agent_13c (make sure that your agent base directory is outside your middleware home)
    • Host Name : oraclelinux6.localdomain (provide FQDN here)


  • Specify Administrator Password & Database Connection Details and click Next
    • As it is Simple Installation, single password will be used for Weblogic, Nodemanager, MDS, SYSMAN accounts. In Advanced installation, you will have an option to select different password for each account.
    • In the Database connection details, make sure you use SYS account and pluggable database service name


  • On this screen it will ask you to apply recommended parameters on the database. Click yes to apply them automatically


  • On this screen, you will see warning on session_cached_cursors & shared_pool_size. These settings should be the values recommended. This is required in production environments as it affects performance. You can do this after the OEM installation. I am leaving these settings for my demo installation.


  • Provide the paths for Software Library, BI Publisher config & cluster directories. These are optional and can be configured from OEM console after the installation. But it is recommended to configure during installation. You can also optionally enable BI Publisher during installation or can be enabled using EMCTL after installation
    • Software Library : /u01/app/oracle/product/swlib
    • BI Publisher Config Directory : /u01/app/oracle/product/bip/config
    • BI Publisher Cluster Directory : /u01/app/oracle/product/bip/cluster


  • Review the details and click Install


  • Installation Progress


  • Configuration Progress


  • The configuration process is a long running one. For me it took almost 3 hours. SO be patient 🙂
  • Once configuration is complete, execute below script as root
  • Sample output

[root@oraclelinux6 ~]# /u01/app/oracle/product/oemfmw_13c/

Starting to execute .........

Starting to execute /u01/app/oracle/product/oemfmw_13c/ ......
/etc exist

Creating /etc/oragchomelist file...
Finished product-specific root actions.
/etc exist
Finished execution of /u01/app/oracle/product/oemfmw_13c/ ......
Starting to execute /u01/app/oracle/product/agent_13c/agent_13. ......
Finished product-specific root actions.
/etc exist
Finished execution of /u01/app/oracle/product/agent_13c/agent_13. ......
[root@oraclelinux6 ~]#


  • Click Close on Finish screen


  • The installation & configuration process is complete now

Important Ports

  • Enterprise Manager Upload HTTP Port : 4889
  • Enterprise Manager Upload HTTP SSL Port : 4903
  • OHS HTTP Port : 9788
  • OHS HTTP SSL Port : 9851
  • BI Publisher HTTP Port : 9701
  • Enterprise Manager Central Console HTTP SSL Port : 7802
  • Enterprise Manager Central Console HTTP Port : 7788
  • Node Manager HTTP SSL Port : 7403
  • BI Publisher HTTP SSL Port : 9803
  • Managed Server HTTP Port : 7202
  • Managed Server HTTP SSL Port : 7301
  • Oracle Management Agent Port : 3872
  • Admin Server HTTP SSL Port : 7102

Important URLs

  • Enterprise Manager Cloud Control URL : https://oraclelinux6.localdomain:7802/em
  • Admin Server URL : https://oraclelinux6.localdomain:7102/console
  • BI Publisher URL : https://oraclelinux6.localdomain:9803/xmlpserver

OEM Console Screens

  • OEM 13c Login Screen


  • Accept the license agreement


  • Select your home page based on your role. This can be changed later as well


  • Middleware Management Screen


Thats it !! You now have a working OEM 13c environment.


About the Author:

I am a Senior Cloud Professional specialized in AWS Cloud with 11 years of IT experience. I am enthusiastic about Serverless Architecture. I am an expert in Oracle Fusion Middleware.


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  2. issa June 14, 2016 at 10:13 AM - Reply

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    Ok. thanks. my email is

    thank you very much

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      Hello Issa
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    • pdomala June 23, 2016 at 9:32 AM - Reply

      Hello Nitin,
      I haven’t written any custom OEM plugin myself (yet). I will post once I have something on that topic.

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    Hi pdomala,

    When i installed OEM 13C its failed at 80% saying that
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    I cancelled the installation and manually started OMS from $OMS_HOME/bin/ as ./emctl start oms it took around 30min and started successfully.
    I was able to login for wls,oem and Bi too…but unable to add my host to oem as there is no agent deployed there…how to deploy agent or configure agent ?

    when i am trying to start agent from $AGENT_HOME/bin as ./emctl start agent
    EM Configuration issue. #DEFAULT_EMSTATE# not found.

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  15. Gordana Glisovic March 6, 2017 at 5:19 PM - Reply


    can you tell me how to configure ‘send email from oem 13c’?

    Thanks Goca

  16. Sukhesh June 7, 2017 at 5:13 PM - Reply

    Very clearly explained. and i followed the steps as mentioned. but my browser failed to navigate to Enterprise manager 13c url.
    etc/hosts entries are added as per the server.

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