Latest Release of Oracle Exadata Exachk and HealthCheck

Announcing the release of Exachk Version 12.1.0.2.4_20150702.

Exachk is a tool that is used to quickly determine the health of the entire Exadata infrastructure. Some of the key components that are checked include the database, cell servers and the network.

This tool further reviews the configuration of the system and compares with the best practices. It also lists the individual components of the system and verifies the current software version and compare it to the minimum required software version.

For more details on Oracle Exadata Exachk and healthcheck, take a look at the MOS article “Oracle Exadata Database Machine Exachk or HealthCheck (Doc ID 1070954.1)”.

As always, use the latest version for the health check of Exadata.

New Functionality
• Auto-update when in daemon mode without user intervention
• Automatic download from My Oracle Support
• GoldenGate support
• Siebel support

New Features
•Support for X5 hardware and Exadata software version 12.1.2.1
•Support for Virtual Machines on Exadata
• Support for asymmetrically distributed RDBMS homes
o Exadata, Supercluster,Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance
• Support for Single Instance using Oracle Restart
• New report section: “Infrastructure Software and Configuration Summary”
o Exadata, Supercluster,Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance
• New report section: “Findings needing further review”
• New report section: “Platinum”
o Exadata, Supercluster
• Functionality for pre-patching subset of checks “-prepatch”
o All

Bugs Fixed
The following bugs have been addressed.

Exadata:
20387953 12.1.0.2.2 -profile sysadmin prompts for database selection(s)
20347453 12.1.0.2.2 modify dns server ping time: raise threshold to 3ms, remove “2 seconds” typo
20225117 12.1.0.2.2 exachk -initsetup fails not able to determine hardware type on x2-2
20175570 12.1.0.2.2 warning on asm process count when recommended equals setting
20174824 12.1.0.2.2 flash cash size wants gigs while error because it in terabytes
20162223 12.1.0.2.2 checks dependent upon “o_asr_minver_db_server_name.out” fail
20147177 12.1.0.2.2 er: add ssh flag “-v” to default “-debug” output
20095981 12.1.0.2.2 exadata exachk recommended ib switch settings cause loss of exalogic ovmmdb
20046296 12.1.0.2.2 doc: remove references to “213” from 1070954.1
20007280 12.1.0.2.2 readonly env variable qualifier results in “there are prompts…”
20004224 12.1.0.2.2 error ora-12162 while running exachk
19987780 12.1.0.2.2 er: -initpresetup not able to configure ib switches due to passphrase configured
19970494 12.1.0.2.2 duplicate ip addresses in /etc/hosts disrupts check for client interface
19943964 12.1.0.2.2 false fail “scan storage server alerthistory for stateful alerts not cleared”
19933392 12.1.0.2.2 add “ensure db_unique_name is unique across the enterprise”
19884182 12.1.0.2.2 four checks have “elapsed….” from sql timing in view detail
19857872 12.1.0.2.2 add check for exadata critical issue ex16 (mos note 1270094.1)
19857625 12.1.0.2.2 “asm disk group compatible.asm parameter” check fails after gi 12.1.0.2 upgrade
19782430 12.1.0.2.2 infiniband switch is not reachable in exachk
19682422 12.1.0.2.2 exachk fails to run checks in oel 6 based exadata images.
19554511 12.1.0.2.2 er: review verify-topology check
19063799 12.1.0.2.2 enhance exachk framework to handle asymmetric rdbms homes in cluster
18916816 12.1.0.2.2 check for platinum compliance
17981369 12.1.0.2.2 add functionality for pre-patching subset of checks

Supercluster:
20170690 12.1.0.2.2 exachk – no database info listed when the exachk is run for single node configur
19943709 12.1.0.2.2 ssc “verify ilom power up configuration for host_last_power_state on dbserver”
19943700 12.1.0.2.2 “verify ilom power up configuration for host_auto_power_on on db server” forssc
19943672 12.1.0.2.2 please add “older cvu trace files needing deletion” for supercluster as well
19943652 12.1.0.2.2 please add “old log files in client directory in crs_home” for supercluster as w
19943644 12.1.0.2.2 please add “ocr mirroring” for supercluster as well
19943631 12.1.0.2.2 please add “ocr backup” for supercluster as well
19800997 12.1.0.2.2 clusterware software version matches across cluster while exachk thinks not
19800989 12.1.0.2.2 exachk should not expect ntp server match across zone db and storage servers
19800962 12.1.0.2.2 ip address in cellinit.ora file should not match across database servers
19556333 12.1.0.2.2 please add “gi shell limits” for supercluster as well
19556290 12.1.0.2.2 please add “css log file size” for supercluster as well
19556282 12.1.0.2.2 please add “startup sequence in asm alert log for rds” for supercluster as well
19556257 12.1.0.2.2 please add “crs and asm version comparison” for supercluster as well
19495766 12.1.0.2.2 exachk needs to be more zone aware/friendly on supercluster
19441130 12.1.0.2.2 please add “grid_home crs opatch version” for supercluster as well
19441112 12.1.0.2.2 please add “/tmp directory free space” for supercluster as well
19441071 12.1.0.2.2 add “exadata software version compatibility with ib software version” for ssc
19440977 12.1.0.2.2 please add “vip nic bonding config” check for supercluster as well
19385724 12.1.0.2.2 each database accessed even though no checks are to be run
19327937 12.1.0.2.2 please add ora_crs_home env variable check for supercluster as well
19316579 12.1.0.2.2 please add “rdbms_home opatch version” check for supercluster as well
19316568 12.1.0.2.2 please add oswatcher status check for supercluster as well
19316564 12.1.0.2.2 please add oracle_home env variable check for supercluster as well
19316477 12.1.0.2.2 please add minimum operating system version check for supercluster as well
19273188 12.1.0.2.2 please add maxstartups check for supercluster as well

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