RDA

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References

  • Note 314422.1 "Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) 4.0 - Overview"
  • Note 330363.1 "Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) 4 - FAQ"
  • Note 330344.1 "Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) 4.0 - Training"
  • Note 330362.1 "Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) 4 - Troubleshooting Guide"
  • Note 314422.1 "Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) - Getting Started"

Introduction

  • Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) is a command-line diagnostic tool that is executed by an engine written in the Perl programming language. RDA provides a unified package of support diagnostics tools and preventive solutions. The data captured provides Oracle Support with a comprehensive picture of the customer's environment which aids in problem diagnosis.
  • Oracle Support encourages the use of RDA because it greatly reduces service request resolution time by minimizing the number of requests from Oracle Support for more information. RDA is designed to be as unobtrusive as possible; it does not modify systems in any way. It collects useful data for Oracle Support only and a security filter is provided if required.

Step 1 Download RDA

Download the platform specific version of RDA. Follow Oracle Note "Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) - Getting Started (Doc ID 314422.1)" to find the correct zip file.

Step 2 Check the current perl version

RDA is written in Perl and is a command-line script. The minimum version of Perl required to run RDA is 5.8.9. Besides Perl and a few basic Perl libraries it is not necessary to install extra software.

$ perl -v

This is perl 5, version 16, subversion 3 (v5.16.3) built for x86_64-linux-thread-multi
(with 39 registered patches, see perl -V for more detail)

Step 3 Unzip the RDA zip file

$ pwd
/home/oracle
$ ls -altr *.zip
-rw-r--r--. 1 oracle oracle 18862389 Jan 20 13:44 p21769913_19419108_Linux-x86-64.zip

The above command will create an rda subdirectory which contains all the required rda files

Step 4 Check the installation

$ ./rda.sh -cv
Loading the file list ...
Checking the directory [D_RDA] . ...
Checking the directory [D_RDA] engine ...
Checking the directory [D_RDA_ADM] model ...
Checking the directory [D_RDA_CHK] APPS ...
. . .
. . .
No issues found

Step 5 Check which modules are available

$ ./rda.sh -L module
Available data collection modules:
  ACFS          Collects ASM Cluster File System Information
  ACT           Collects Oracle E-Business Suite Application Information
  . . .
  . . .
  WLS           Collects Oracle WebLogic Server Software and Domain
                Information
  . . .

In this example, we will collect information about the Weblogic Server Software