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There is a lot of buzz about the Cloud and it can be quite confusing what it actually is.

 

Oracle has introduced its Database as a Service Cloud offering. There is a lot of information available - to get you started check out this Database Support News feature article Five Things You Need to Know About the Oracle Database Cloud Service

and read about the five important things everyone needs to know:

 

  • What is the Cloud
  • Choose your level of control and effort
  • Same Oracle Database software PLUS Cloud Tooling
  • Database Cloud - Public or Private
  • Special support

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Roger K-Oracle

The new ORAchk release 12.1.0.2.3 is now available to download.

 

New Features in ORAchk 12.1.0.2.3

 

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Broader Linux Support

ORAchk 12.1.0.2.3 now includes new support for both Linux on System Z and Oracle Enterprise Linux 7.


Deeper Product Support

ORAchk now supports upgrade checks for 12.1.0.2, enabling you to do pre and post upgrade checking for Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 to avoid the most common upgrade problems.

ORAchk now supports ASM checks and patch recommendations for single instance databases as well as the already supported RAC instances.

ORAchk can now query details related to the OS resource consumption of different GoldenGate processes, identifying any components using excessive resources. It also identifies if GoldenGate is configured to avoid known performance problems.

Oracle Enterprise Manager Agent support has now been added to the existing support for Enterprise Manager Repository checks. The agent checks now appear in a new “Enterprise Manager” section of the report. With the new EM 12c Agent checks, you will quickly identify common EM Agent configuration mistakes that if undetected can result in poor performance or a failure to run the Agent process.


New Report Section “Findings Needing Further Review”

There are certain things ORAchk can only do a partial check for, where a complete check requires information outside the scope of the machine or that require other customer specific knowledge. These partially identified checks now appear in the new section marked “Findings needing further review”. If you review these checks and verify they are not problematic you can choose to exclude them in the same way as any other checks, see Document 1268927.2 for further details.


Improved Health Score Calculation

The ORAchk Health Score calculation has been improved with version 12.1.0.2.3. Certain INFO level checks, which only communicate best practice and do not confirm a problem in your environment, no longer deduct points from your health score. This means that if you follow the recommended advice for excluding any non relevant “Findings needing further review” then a health score of 100 is now obtainable.


Over 60 New Health Checks

This release of ORAchk adds new checks for some of the most impactful problems seen to Oracle Customer Support specifically in the areas of:

  • Database performance, install, scalability & ASM
  • Cross stack checks for Oracle Applications running on Solaris & Oracle Hardware
  • Enterprise Manager Agents performance and failure to run
  • Oracle EBS Accounts Payables

 


For more details and to download the latest release of ORAchk see Document 1268927.2

AnkeG-Oracle

Japanese Support Blog

Posted by AnkeG-Oracle Mar 5, 2015

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