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This section describes system administration enhancements in this release.
Starting with the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 release, Oracle Configuration Manager (OCM) 10.3.7.1 is the default configuration collection and reporting mechanism. OCM collects configuration information from the server running Oracle Solaris and uploads it to the Oracle repository. Oracle uses this data to understand customer environments and to improve customer support programs.
Prior to the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 release, the configuration information was collected and reported by the regadm command. In this release, the configuration information is collected by the Oracle Configuration Management client data collection service. You can use the new svc:/application/management/ocm service to disable or enable the collection of configuration data by OCM. You can collect and report configuration information by using the configCCR(1M), emCCR(1M), and emocmrsp(1M) commands.
The OCM client service is a standardized service that is used across the Oracle products to collect configuration data. By default, OCM is configured in the connected mode by using the My Oracle Support credentials, which are provided during installation.
My Oracle Support access is included with Oracle Premier Support. The combination of My Oracle Support with Oracle Configuration Manager can provide customers with a complete view of the configuration of their Oracle environment and with environment-specific recommendations to get maximum benefits from their Oracle systems while maintaining a positive security posture. The various reports based on OCM data made available in the My Oracle Support can help customers prevent outages, troubleshoot systems, and identify trends across their systems.
Note - Although the collection mechanism has changed, JumpStart still uses the autoreg keyword to control OCM operations. If you have configured your JumpStart server to support Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 or Oracle Solaris 10 8/11, no reconfiguration is necessary to handle OCM unless you want to change the parameter values.
For more information about OCM, see Oracle Configuration Manager Installation and Administration Guide Release 10.3.7.
Oracle Solaris Zones Preflight System Checker is included in the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 release. The zonep2vchk utility evaluates an Oracle Solaris 10 host for migration to an Oracle Solaris Zone. The following migration scenarios are supported:
Migration to an Oracle Solaris Zone (Container) on an Oracle Solaris 10 host
Migration to an Oracle Solaris Zone on an Oracle Solaris 11 host
The zonep2vchk utility has the following capabilities:
Analysis of the Oracle Solaris system configuration, including networking, storage, and Oracle Solaris operating system features in use
Analysis of application binaries
Analysis of running applications
Generation of an Oracle Solaris Zone configuration template to use on the target host
For more information, see the zonep2vchk(1M) man page. Also, see System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones.
This section summarizes enhancements in the Oracle VTS 7.0 Patch Set 15 in this release.
Oracle Validation Test Suite (Oracle VTS) is a comprehensive hardware diagnostic tool that tests and validates the connectivity and functionality of most controllers and devices on Oracle platforms. The VTS tests are targeted for each hardware component or function in a system. The tool supports three user interfaces (UIs) – a graphical UI (GUI), a terminal-based UI, and a command-line interface (CLI).
Memory and CPU diagnostics include the following enhancements:
Improved quality and performance of VTS libraries
Support for retrieving package versioning information on an installed system
Support for mapping of multiple tests to SYSTEM BUS for interconnect LT option
New subtests (march, hammer and stress) made available for l3sramtest on x86 platforms
Input and output diagnostics include the following enhancements:
Enhanced networktest to log kstat data
Support to run an extended 36 bytes inquiry against SAS SSD
Specialized Oracle VTS SSD profiles that could maximize read or write operations
Enhanced diskmediatest to read inquiry details of the disks connected behind raid controller card and automate write-read paths for all channels
For more information, see http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19719-01/index.html.
A new command, pkgdep, enables system administrators to list dependent packages for a specific Oracle Solaris package. The following example shows how to list dependent packages for the SUNWzsh package.
# pkgdep SUNWzsh SUNWcar SUNWcsd SUNWcsl SUNWcsr SUNWcsu SUNWkvm
The Oracle Solaris predictive self-healing technology is available for the following Sun x86 servers from Oracle:
Sun Blade X3-2
Sun Server X3-2
Sun Server X3-2L
This enhancement provides users the following benefits:
Automated error handling, fault diagnosis, and error reporting
Easy identification of the faulty FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) that caused the system failure
Clear and concise error messages
The AMD Generic machine check architecture (MCA) driver supports AMD Family 15h processors with the AMD Family 0Fh and 10h processors. The AMD Generic MCA driver provides the MCA feature support to the platform.