RE: Software Configuration Manager?

From: Hameed, Amir <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 10:51:10 -0500
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I was not very pleased with it either as I discovered the same issues as you did during our POC. In the context of Oracle EBS, what further annoyed me is that it needed one agent for each stack of the suite. For example, it will run one agent for the DB, one agent for iAS on the backend server and one for the iAS on the middle-tier server. Additionally, it does not capture information for the developer 6i stack. And this all is just for one environment. If you run multiple environments on a server, like we do, you will need the same configuration for each environment. Oracle rep said that we should open an SR with the support on the issues that you also found which I am not supportive of because Oracle should know all these things if they are testing this tool correctly.

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[] On Behalf Of LegeDoos Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2008 9:49 AM To:
Subject: Software Configuration Manager?

Months ago I decided to give the Software Configuration Manager a try. Today I had a look at the issues this manager found. I'm not pleased, get the feeling this thing doesn't work as it should.

At the critical issues in Software Configuration Manager I get the following:

Archive log start is enabled: The database will eventualy hang if the database is in archivelog mode, and no redo logs have been manualy archived....
log_archive_start = FALSE, recommended TRUE.

First of all, our database instance is in NOARCHIVELOG mode for this is a test database. Second, in metalink note 268581.1 I read that the log_archive_start parameter is deprecated in release 10.1, we use So, this "critical issue" is no issue I think.

I also get a patch advisory: "Database CPU for July 2007" is not installed. I installed CPU October 2007 months ago...

What do you think about Software Configuration Manager? Am I the only one with those weird messages?



-- Received on Thu Jan 10 2008 - 09:51:10 CST

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