Exadata Quick Reference: Oracle Exadata Diag Utilities

exawatcher
Location: /opt/oracle.ExaWatcher/GetExaWatcherResults.sh 

What it does?
Useful to monitor Diskinfo, IBCardInfo, IBprocs, Iostat, LGWR, Lsof, MegaRaidFW, Meminfo, Mpstat, Netstat, Ps, RDSinfo, Slabinfo, Top, Vmstat. It saves historical data in /opt/oracle.ExaWatcher/archive in each server.



make_cellboot_usb
Location: /opt/oracle.SupportTools/make_cellboot_usb

What it does?
The make_cellboot_usb utility allows you to rebuild a damaged CELLBOOT USB flash drive. 

sosreport
Location: /usr/sbin/sosreport 

What it does?
The sosreport command is a tool that collects configuration details, system information and diagnostic information from Linux system.

ipconfig 
Location: /opt/oracle.cellos/ipconf 

What it does?
The ipconf utility makes a back up copy of the files it modifies. When the utility is rerun, it overwrites the existing backup file. The log file maintains the complete history of every ipconf operation performed.

CheckHWnFWProfile 
Location: /opt/oracle.SupportTools/CheckHWnFWProfile 

What it does?
The CheckHWnFWProfile utility checks that the system meets the required hardware and firmware specifications, and reports any mismatches.

ibdiagnet 
Location: /usr/bin/ibdiagnet 

What it does?
Useful for scanning the fabric.

checkbadlinks.pl
Location: /opt/oracle.SupportTools/ibdiagtools/checkbadlinks.pl

What it does?
The checkbadlinks.pl utility reports the links that are operating at 5 Gbps. This is usually an indication that the cables are loose, and need to be reseated.

verify-topology 
Location: /opt/oracle.SupportTools/ibdiagtools/verify-topology 

What it does?
It is self expalararty. It is useful to verify fabric topology. The verify-topology utility checks the correctness and health of InfiniBand connections.

sundiag.sh 
Location: /opt/oracle.SupportTools/sundiag.sh 

What it does?
The tool collects a lot of diagnostics information that assist the support analyst in diagnosing your problem, such as failed hardware like a failed disk, etc.

infinicheck
Location:  /opt/oracle.SupportTools/ibdiagtools/infinicheck 

What it does?
The infinicheck utility reports the base InfiniBand performance between servers in Oracle Exadata Database Machine, such as expected minimum throughput between the database server and cell, cell and cell, and database server and another database server. 

This utility can help identify potential issues in the InfiniBand fabric.

diagnostics.iso

What it does?
The diagnostics.iso utility may be used to boot the server to diagnose serious problems when no other way exists to analyze the system due to damage to the system, and its CELLBOOT USB flash drive. 

Use this utility only with Oracle Support Services guidance. The root password should be available to Oracle Support Services, as needed.

CheckSWProfile.sh
Location: /opt/oracle.SupportTools/CheckSWProfile.sh 

What it does?
CheckSWProfile.sh processes the list of InfiniBand switch names and passwords provided,logs in to each switch and runs a series of InfiniBand commands such as  version show, module-firmware and also copies the contents of  /etc./opensm/opensm.conf to temporary files in /tmp.

Exadata Quick Reference: Oracle Exadata Utilities

We have started the sequence of posts for Oracle Exadata Quick Reference which will include Exadata Commands, Utilities, Patching commands, quick overview of exadata features, Exadata parameters, wait events etc...

Agenda for this sequence is to review the exadata quickly in shorter time which also can help for interview preparation. Also it can help for exadata administrator to get the data quickly.

Following are the Oracle Exadata Utilities which are available as of now.


dbmcli 
Command-line administration tool for configuring database servers, and managing objects in the server environment.  

cellcli
Command-line administration tool for Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software 

dcli
Runs commands on multiple compute nodes and cells in parallel threads 

exacli
Command-line administration tool for Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software. It runs on compute nodes and enables you to manage cells remotely. 

exadcli
The exadcli utility runs commands on multiple cells in parallel threads. You can issue an ExaCLI command to be run on multiple cells. 

OEDA
The Exadata Deployment Assistant tool used to gather the information needed to deploy the Exadata Database Machine. The information entered in the tool is used to create the configuration files used to deploy the machine. 

checkip.sh
Run the Network Check script on the network where the machine will be deployed to validate the specified names and IP addresses have been added correctly to the name server, and they do not conflict with the existing network configuration.   

exachk
Exachk utility used to conduct a comprehensive Exadata Health Check on Exadata Database Machine to validate hardware, firmware and configuration.