Friday Sep 12, 2014

RDA 8.05 now released

(in via Maurice)

Oracle has released Remote Diagnostic Agent version 8.05 and Diagnostic Assistant version 2.5 (9th September 2014).

The Remote Diagnostic Agent (with bundled Diagnostic Assistant) is available for download from:

 Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) - Getting Started
Doc ID 314422.1

NEW FEATURES OF REMOTE DIAGNOSTIC AGENT 8.05
(related to Hyperion Applications)

  • From a Hyperion perspective, functionality has been added to the following modules to detect whether the executables are 32-bit enabled or 64-bit enabled:

EPM Module (encountered in the Enterprise Performance Management profile)
EPMA Module (encountered in the Enterprise Performance Management Architect profile)
ESS Module (encountered in the Essbase server profile)
HFM Module (encountered in the Hyperion Financial Management profile)
HFR Module (encountered in the Hyperion Financial Reporting profile)
HIR Module (encountered in the Hyperion Interactive Reporting profile)
HPL Module (encountered in the Hyperion Planning profile)
HSF Module (encountered in the Hyperion Strategic Finance profile)

This process can be useful to detect if a 32-bit executable install was undertaken when there should have been a 64-bit install ... or vice-versa ... where a 64-bit installation was wrongly performed on a 32-bit OS environment

Note:

  • Some applications are only available in 32-bit regardless of the environment. For example: SQR/Production Reporting or Interactive Reporting are always 32-bit on Linux even when the OS is 64-bit (and SQR can be 64-bit on other environments).
  • When an application is 32-bit the non-JDBC database libraries connecting with it need to be 32-bit as well.

For a complete list of available Profiles see:

Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) - Profile Manual Pages
Doc ID 391983.1

  • Precision versioning has been added to the ESS Module
    (encountered in the Essbase server profile).

  • EPM Module undertakes extended log file collections.

DETAILS ABOUT DIAGNOSTIC ASSISTANT 2.5:

When using the Diagnostic Assistant a password for the "admin" user account is required on the web interface

e.g. http://<servername>:8888/index.html

Do not try to pass a new password parameter via a hyphen or minus sign on the web server!

e.g. the following would be an invalid line:
       wda.cmd startweb -pass=mypassword

Instead the following should be used:

"da.<ext> startweb pass=<password>" (no hyphen).


Examples:

"da.cmd startweb pass=mypassword" or
"da.sh startweb"

The above examples will work. If a password is not specified, one will be created and displayed when Diagnostic Assistant starts.

Where the network domain is inaccessible, you will need to provide your own password.

If the automatic mechanism fails, provide a custom password after "pass=".

For more information on Diagnostic Assistant, read the our previous blogpost:

How Diagnostic Assistant can make your life easier



Monday Sep 16, 2013

RDA 8.1 has been released

(in via Maurice)

Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) 8.1 was released Tuesday, 10 September 2013.

Download this most recent version of RDA via  My Oracle Support and KM Doc "Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) - Getting Started" (314422.1).

A number of significant features have been added to the preinstall tool (health check validation engine, HCVE) of RDA relating to Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Server 11.1.2.x:

  1. Accesses an Oracle database repository using the SID
  2. Detects important Oracle database parameters (OPEN_CURSORS, SESSION_CACHED_CURSORS)
  3. Collects various library environment variable values (LD_LIBRARY_PATH, LIBPATH, SHLIB_PATH, PATH)
  4. Detects whether Oracle database variable NLS_LENGTH_SEMANTICS has a value of "CHAR" in EPM 11.1.2.1 and earlier
  5. Detects whether Oracle database parameter 'sessions' has appropriate value depending on EPM version.
  6. Determines whether database owner has appropriate rights and roles for Oracle database repository with respect to EPM version.
  7. Link established between EPM applications and .NET framework on Microsoft Windows.
  8. Redundant prompts for tablespace names have been removed.

Note:
The value of several of the database parameters may not by default be readable by the Oracle database repository owner, so temporarily that owner's rights may be increased:

sqlplus / as sysdba
grant dba to <username>;

Run the hcve tool and confirm the database parameter values are as recommended.

To withdraw the role added above, run the following in sqlplus as sysdba:

revoke dba from <username>;
commit;


It might prove useful to run the RDA hcve tool on a post-installed/post-configured EPM environment, but interpret the 'clean' environment analysis rules differently. 

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This blog talks about the latest news and upcoming events initiated by the EPM/BI Proactive Support Team.

Authors:

italia.nowodworska@oracle.com
torben.hein@oracle.com
paul.anderson@oracle.com
julie.foster@oracle.com





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