By Gerry Haskins-Oracle on Mar 13, 2015
The new ORAchk release 18.104.22.168.3 is now available to download.
New Features in ORAchk 22.214.171.124.3
Deeper Product Support
ORAchk now supports upgrade checks for 126.96.36.199, enabling you to do pre and post upgrade checking for Oracle Database 188.8.131.52 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 184.108.40.206.3. 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