Thursday, November 05, 2009

RDA - Health Check (HCVE)

I noticed that many DBAs are not aware of the need to run a prerequisite system check before installation of an oracle product.
This special check should be done in addition to the installation document and the check inside the installer.
The utility called RDA with a module for Health Check called HCVE.
It is well documented for RAC but can be used for simple installation.
RDA is maintained frequently and adjusted to the OS version against the oracle software.
You can read about it in Metalink Doc ID: 250262.1
"RDA - Health Check / Validation Engine Guide"

Sample
./rda.sh -T hcve

Processing HCVE tests ...
Available Pre-Installation Rule Sets:
1. Oracle Database 10g R1 (10.1.0) PreInstall (AIX)
2. Oracle Database 10g R2 (10.2.0) PreInstall (AIX)
3. Oracle Database 11g R1 (11.1.0) PreInstall (AIX)
4. Oracle Application Server 10g (9.0.4) PreInstall (AIX)
5. Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g R1 (11.1.1) PreInstall (AIX)
6. Oracle Portal PreInstall (Generic)
Available Post-Installation Rule Sets:
7. Oracle Portal PostInstall (generic)
8. Data Guard PostInstall (Generic)
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Test Results
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ID NAME RESULT VALUE
====== ==================== ======= ==========================================
A00010 OS Certified? PASSED Certified with Oracle Database 11g R1
A00020 User in /etc/passwd? PASSED userOK
A00040 Group in /etc/group? PASSED GroupOK
A00050 Input ORACLE_HOME RECORD /products/oracle/version/ora11g1
A00060 ORACLE_HOME Valid? PASSED OHexists
A00070 O_H Permissions OK? PASSED CorrectPerms
A00080 oraInventory Permiss PASSED oraInventoryOK
A00090 Got ld,nm,ar,make? FAILED MakeFoundInPath
A00100 Umask Set to 022? FAILED UmaskNotOK
A00110 ulimits OK? FAILED DataTooSmall StackTooSmall
A00140 LDLIBRARYPATH Unset? FAILED IsSet
A00160 LIBPATH Unset? FAILED IsSet
A00190 JDK Home RECORD /products/oracle/version/ora11g1/jdk
A00200 JDK Version FAILED JDK home is missing
A00210 Other O_Hs in PATH? FAILED OratabEntryInPath
A00220 Other OUI Up? PASSED NoOtherOUI
A00230 /tmp Adequate? PASSED TempSpaceOK
A00240 Disk Space OK? PASSED DiskSpaceOK
A00250 Swap (in MB) RECORD 24448
A00260 RAM (in MB) PASSED 32768
A00270 SwapToRAM OK? FAILED SwapLessThanRAM
A00290 IP Address RECORD ***.**.*.**
A00300 Domain Name RECORD *****.*****.co.il
A00310 DNS Lookup PASSED Host correctly registered in DNS
A00320 /etc/hosts Format FAILED Missing host.domain
A00340 AIXTHREAD_SCOPE=S? FAILED AIXTHREADNotSet
A00350 LINK_CNTRL is Unset? PASSED LINK_CNTRLunset
A00410 Got OS Patches? PASSED PatchesFound
A00430 Got OS Packages? PASSED All required OS packages are installed
Result file: /products/oracle/version/INSTALL11/rda/output/RDA_HCVE_A200DB11R1_aix_res.htm

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