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Release of Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) version 8.08

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Enterprise Manager development is
pleased to announce the release of Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) 8.08 on June
9, 2015.

 

RDA is a set of command-line
diagnostic scripts used to gather detailed diagnostic and trace information for
various Oracle products and their environments. Collected data is used to
assist in problem diagnosis.

 

RDA 8.08 includes:

 

  • 2 new and 29 extended data collection modules
  • 1 new and 26 extended data collection profiles
  • 30 extended HCVE rule sets, including 371 new rules
  • 6 extended tools

 

The RDA team completed 109
functional requests:

 

  • 74 bugs and enhancement requests from bug database
  • 18 direct mail requests
  • 17 Instrumentation Lifecycle Tracking System (ILTS)
    enhancement requests

 

RDA features include:

 

  • RDA collection modules and HCVE rule sets are
    identified by their RDA abbreviation. Any abbreviation can be prefixed by
    the group name (for example, OS.NET, DB.XDB, OFM.WLS, CGBU.NCC).
  • Collections are based on result set. Each result set
    has its own definition file and result directory (with the default names
    output.cfg and output respectively).
  • The result set definition file is object oriented. Each
    property name includes a type, allowing RDA to perform many validations
    automatically. RDA generalizes the target concept; this allows it to
    define a database once and re-use in multiple modules.
  • Reports have been moved to a collect subdirectory to reduce the impact of large collections
    on browsing performance.
  • By default RDA runs in the current working directory.
    Consider making the RDA software directory read-only and put the result
    set elsewhere. This is not mandatory but it simplifies software upgrades.
  • Temporary files are stored outside the result set
    directory.  This allows packaging the result set directory without
    issues.
  • For UNIX and Windows, Perl taint mode is enabled by
    default. This validates inputs before using them in operating system
    commands.

 

For More Information: Jay.Justison@oracle.com

 

Complete details are available in RDA Release Notes (Doc ID 414970.1)

 

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