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ORAchk Health Checks for the Oracle Stack (including Solaris)

Gerry Haskins
Director Security and Release Management

Cross posting from my Solaris 11 Lifecycle blog, https://blogs.oracle.com/Solaris11Life/entry/orachk_health_checks_for_the  as this is applicable to Solaris 10 too:

My colleagues, Susan Miller and Erwann Chénedé, have been
working with the nice people behind the ORAchk tool (formerly RACcheck)
to add Solaris health checks to the tool.

ORAchk 2.2.4, containing the initial 8 Solaris health checks, is now available:

ORAchk includes EXAchks
functionality and replaces the popular RACcheck tool, extending the
coverage based on prioritization of top issues reported by users, to
proactively scan for known problems within:

  • E-Business Suite Financials Accounts Payables
  • Oracle Database
  • Sun Systems

ORAchk features:

  • Proactively scans for the most impactful known problems
    across your entire system as well as various layers of your
  • 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
  • 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

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 community thread accessed from the support tab
on the below document.

For more details about ORAchk see Document 1268927.1

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