Enterprise Manager development is
pleased to announce the release of Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) 8.08 on June
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
- 74 bugs and enhancement requests from bug database
- 18 direct mail requests
- 17 Instrumentation Lifecycle Tracking System (ILTS)
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
- For UNIX and Windows, Perl taint mode is enabled by
default. This validates inputs before using them in operating system
For More Information: Jay.Justison@oracle.com
Complete details are available in RDA Release Notes (Doc ID 414970.1)