Is your database healthy? Check now with ORACHK

OraChkSpring time is always a good time for some house cleaning and of course some health checks.
ORAchk
replaces the popular RACcheck tool, extending the coverage based on prioritization of top issues reported by users, to also proactively scan for known problems within a wider range of products.
ORAchk version 2.2.4 is now available for download through MySupport.Oracle.com

This script is builded to audit several important configuration settings within Real Application Clusters, Oracle Portable Clusterware and Automatic Storage Management environment , in addition to non- Real Application Clusters, Oracle Golden Gate configuration and other Oracle products over time. Latest release now covers Oracle E-Business Suite Financials Accounts Payables and Solaris under Oracle Sun Systems

Some ORAchk features:

  • Proactively scans for the most impactful problems across the various layers of your stack
  • Simplifies and streamlines how to investigate and analyze which known issues present a risk to you
  • Lightweight tool runs within your environment; no data will be sent to Oracle
  • High level reports show your system health risks with the ability to drill down into specific problems and understand their resolutions
  • Can be configured to send email notifications when it detects problems
  • Collection Manager, a companion Application Express web app, provides a single dashboard view of collections across your entire enterprise

OraCHK can be used with any database versions 10gR2 onwards, while the platforms (OS) that it can be used include Linux x86-64, Oracle Solaris SPARC and Solaris x86-64,  AIX and HPUX. See requirement on the the relevant MOS note. To obtain the most out of ORAchk, root access (via password or SUDO) is recommended.

OraChk

Usage of ORACHK

  1. Download the ORAchk: The latest version of ORAchk is attached to Note 1268927.1 and can be downloaded there.
  2. Unzip orachk.zip kit $ unzip orachk.zip
  3. Give to permission $ chmod 755 orachk
  4. You can execute with following commands ...

    $ ./orachk (for regular healtcheck as well as HA best practices)
    $ ./orachk-c hacheck (Only HA best practices)

  5.  After finish, the following (or similar) will be displayed:

    Detailed report (html) - /home/oracle/orachk/orachk_ratlnx01_120211_114104/orachk_ratlnx01_120211_114104.html
    UPLOAD(if required) - /home/oracle/orachk/orachk_ratlnx01_120211_114104.zip
  6. At this point you may view the HTML output in the file shown in the output above.
    If there is an active SR which orachk was recommended as part of its resolution, upload the orachk_*.zip to that SR.

ORAchk will expand in the future with more high impact checks in existing and additional product areas. If you have particular checks or product areas you would like to see covered, please post suggestions in the ORAchk subspace in My Oracle Support Community.

Download ORAchk today

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Comments:

Very useful information. Thank you for sharing. I downloaded orachk and used it and is really great. Regretfully, under my care are some importabt instances running on Windows servers. Do you know if by any chance Oracle is planing to create or is there already something equivalent to orachk than can be run on Windows environments?

Best regards,

Posted by guest on June 28, 2014 at 01:32 AM CEST #

As you see . Unfortunately , there is no official equivelent tool for windows .

Only , supported

- Intel Linux* (Enterprise Linux, RedHat and SuSE 9,10, 11)
- Oracle Solaris SPARC (Solaris 10 and 11)
- Oracle Solaris x86-64 (Solaris 10 and 11)
- AIX **
- HPUX**

Posted by Yasin on June 30, 2014 at 08:43 AM CEST #

We are working on support for Windows based checks and hope to deliver this within the next few releases.

Posted by Gareth Chapman on July 16, 2014 at 02:54 PM CEST #

The latest release of ORAchk 12.1.0.2.1 now has support for Windows when run via Cygwin.

Please see https://support.oracle.com/rs?type=doc&id=1268927.2 for download and more details.

Thanks
Gareth

Posted by guest on October 13, 2014 at 02:06 PM CEST #

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