RDA is a set of command line diagnostic
scripts that are executed by an engine written in the Perl programming
RDA is used to gather detailed information about an Oracle environment;
the data gathered is in turn used to aid in problem diagnosis. The
output is also useful for seeing the overall system configuration.
Support encourages the use of RDA because it provides a comprehensive
picture of the customer's environment. This
can greatly reduce service request resolution time by minimizing the
number of requests from Oracle Customer Support for more information.
RDA is designed to be as unobtrusive as possible; it does not modify
systems in any way, it only collects useful data for Oracle Customer
guide provides users with an overview of RDA, download instructions,
and general steps on to how to execute RDA within a Unix, Windows, and