You want me to upload what with my Service Request?

Imagine: it’s Monday morning and you’ve barely had time to listen to your colleague go on about her amazing weekend when –suddenly- you realize something is wrong with the performance of the Oracle database that you’re in charge of monitoring.

No big deal, you think to yourself: I’ll just go to Oracle’s Support website and log an SR to see what the deal is.

But wait… after logging the SR and uploading the Automatic Workload Repository (AWR), Oracle is asking you to upload even more information (say, the OSWatcher for instance).

Maybe you’re tired and confused at this point. Maybe you wished there were some way to get Oracle the information it asks for the first time you log the SR. Maybe you feel this is a waste of time OR… maybe, just maybe, this is no big deal at all and you proceed to upload the OSWatcher (or some other) data as requested.

So, how would you really feel in this situation? How could Oracle make uploading information during SR creation easier and painless for you?

How does the Oracle Configuration Manager tool help you do this (or what would you like it to do?)

Let us know! As always we look forward to your responses…

(PS: You can also checkout Note: 742215.1 on for additional help with uploading files with your SR)

Comments:

I am pretty satisfied with Oracle Support in general. However I cannot tell you how much I am annoyed by engineers that ask for useless info... For instance, sr 7336498.992. select * from dual model return updated rows dimension by (0 x) measures (0 y, 0 z) rules iterate (5) (y[0]=iteration_number,z[iteration_number]=1); The query return wrong results when selecting from dual. It is reproducable in any db/platform. What is the point in asking for invalid objects and content of dba_registry ? Are you still working on bug 7686420? Hey, it's Tuesday, have a nice week ! Laurent

Posted by Laurent Schneider on April 27, 2009 at 05:01 PM PDT #

Thank you for this great news. I see oracle developments clearly.

Posted by webmaster on April 27, 2009 at 05:25 PM PDT #

What gets me is they wait 3 days then ask for these files .. I found that the 10.2.0.5 OEM grid (patch/upgrade) now has the ability to send in bundles of trace/alert files, perhaps just for 11g, directly into your my support sr. It can even create a new sr for you too if need be. This is a much better approach to SR's.

Posted by Daryl on April 27, 2009 at 10:00 PM PDT #

I used the "Demo It To Oracle" tool, Cam Studio, to upload a recording of my Apps navigation and error to an SR. It was a great way to demonstrate exactly what happens without explaining it poorly in the SR or having language barriers with Support staff. Adding text boxes to the recording helped explain as well. While it took me a little time to get the text boxes right so they didn't obscure anything, it was less time than scheduling a WebEx session. I hope the tool stays!

Posted by Matt Rasmussen on April 27, 2009 at 10:02 PM PDT #

I've found that 9 out of 10 times I always get asked to submit an RDA. This to me is the biggest pain because I feel like Configuration Manager should already have all this information and I should not have to upload it again. It takes me a good 15-20 minutes to do so because I need to download the the latest version, run the rda.pl, download it to my computer, then upload it to the SR. If Confirmation Manager and replace RDA that would be a HUGE plus for me. Thanks, _Alan

Posted by Alan Williams on April 29, 2009 at 05:49 AM PDT #

The OCM collector only discovers and uploads configuration information in the form of static parameters describing the environment. OCM does not collect diagnostic information, so there are no trace files, no log files, no script output to help a support engineer trouble shoot the dynamic event that is likely causing the need for the service request. So yes, RDA will be requested if the support engineer suspects that the cause of the incident is not configuration related. Also, if the configuration information is not current, the support engineer will ask for a fresh RDA. The best practice is to allow the collector to discover and upload environment changes daily, which is the default setting for the collector. Thank you for the enhancement request to combine diagnostics and configuration information into a single collection package...will take this customer requirement forward. regards, tonyc My Oracle Support Product Management

Posted by Anthony Cavotta on May 08, 2009 at 04:20 AM PDT #

Thank you for this great news. I see oracle developments clearly.

Posted by trturkey.net on July 31, 2009 at 05:53 PM PDT #

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