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Oracle® Configuration Manager

Quick Start Guide



April 2010

This document provides instructions on installing and configuring Oracle Configuration Manager (OCM), and uploading product configurations for use by configuration management capabilities of My Oracle Support. To get started on these capabilities, refer to the My Oracle Support Getting Started Guide. You can find this guide by clicking the Collector tab in My Oracle Support, go to the Using It section, and click the Getting Started link.

This document is an abridged form of the Oracle Configuration Manager Installation and Administration Guide. Before installing Oracle Configuration Manager, you must ensure that your system meets the required prerequisites as specified in the Prerequisites document. Click the Collector tab in My Oracle Support. You will find both the Prerequisites document and the unabridged Oracle Configuration Manager Installation and Administration Guide listed in the How section. For a list of additional documentation, refer to Additional Documentation section.

Identifying If Oracle Configuration Manager Is Already Installed or Configured

Oracle Configuration Manager is included with many Oracle product lines. To verify if it has been included, check for the presence of the ccr directory under $ORACLE_HOME. If the ccr directory exists, you must verify whether it has been configured.

If the ccr directory does not exist, Oracle Configuration Manager has not been installed with your Oracle product release.


For the middle-tier of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 installations, check for the presence of the ccr directory under the $INST_TOP/ocm/10.1.2/ and $INST_TOP/ocm/10.1.3/ directories. For the database tier, the ccr directory can be found under $ORACLE_HOME.

Downloading Oracle Configuration Manager

You can download Oracle Configuration Manager in two ways:


Oracle Configuration Manager may be bundled with Critical Patch Updates or Oracle utilities including the latest OPatch and RDA (Remote Diagnostic Agent) releases. For more details on RDA, see My Oracle Support Note 314422.1.

Installing Oracle Configuration Manager

To install Oracle Configuration Manager, you must be logged in as the owner of the target ORACLE_HOME.

After you have downloaded the zip file, unzip the file into the home directory of the product where you want to collect configuration data (usually referred to as ORACLE_HOME). To unzip the file, use the following command:

$unzip -d <location of home where OCM is to be installed> (use correct kit name)

Configuring Oracle Configuration Manager in Connected Mode


Configuring Oracle Configuration Manager for E-Business Suite R12 installations is done through a different process. For information, see My Oracle Support Note 406369.1.

After you have unzipped the Oracle Configuration Manager file on your system, determine if you have access to Oracle by any of the following methods: direct connection, Oracle Support Hub, or proxy server.

Once connectivity is determined, navigate to the $ORACLE_HOME/ccr/bin directory and enter the following command:

setupCCR [-R <response file>]  |  [ -C <OracleSupportHubUrl> ] [<CSI> [[<MyOracleSupportUserName>] [<Country-Code>]]]

This command registers Oracle Configuration Manager and its ORACLE_HOME with My Oracle Support and finishes unpacking some required files and directories.


If the ORACLE_HOME in which Oracle Configuration Manager has been installed does not contain a database, OCM configuration is now complete. By default, configuration collection and upload will take place immediately and OCM will automatically collect and upload data every 24 hours; or you can manually initiate collection by running the $ORACLE_HOME/ccr/bin/emCCR collect command.

Instrumenting the Database for Configuration Collections

After Oracle Configuration Manager has been installed in your ORACLE_HOME directory, you must instrument the database in order to collect database configuration information. The following steps must be repeated for every database instance, including multiple instances running from the same ORACLE_HOME:


For RAC databases, the following steps must be run against one database instance only but the Oracle Configuration Manager software must be present in all ORACLE_HOME locations.
  1. You must run the following script for each database:

    $ORACLE_HOME/ccr/admin/scripts/ collectconfig -s <SID> -r <SYSDBA-USER>
  2. In addition, if the database is a part of an eBusiness Suite installation, you must also run the following command:

    $ORACLE_HOME/ccr/admin/scripts/ ebs_collectconfig -u <Oracle_Applications_User> -w <APPS_PWD>
  3. Moreover, if the database is used as a repository for Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control, you must also run the following script:

    $ORACLE_HOME/ccr/admin/scripts/ collectemrep -e <SYSMAN.PASSWORD> -s <SID>
  4. After executing the scripts, run $ORACLE_HOME/ccr/bin/emCCR collect to collect and upload the database configuration data and check the configuration on My Oracle Support.

Associating Configurations with a CSI

If you are configuring Oracle Configuration Manager without using any command line parameters, you are prompted for the My Oracle Support User Name and Password.

If the My Oracle Support User Name that you have specified during configuration has more than one CSI in its profile, you must associate the Oracle Configuration Manager instance with a CSI. This step is required to enable you to see the configuration data using My Oracle Support.


The Associate Configuration with a CSI step is not required if either of the following conditions is true:
  • If the My Oracle Support user has only one CSI in its profile.

  • If the OCM configuration was performed by specifying the CSI, My Oracle Support User Name, and Country Code as command line arguments.

To perform this association, perform the following steps:

  1. Login to My Oracle Support as the specified user.

  2. If any OCM installations have not been associated with CSIs, you must associate them using the Task: Associate Collectors region.

  3. If this region does not appear in your dashboard:

    1. Click the Customize Page in the dashboard.

    2. Add the Task: Associate Collectors region to your dashboard. (You can only add this region if there are pending collections to be associated for the user.)

Configuring Oracle Configuration Manager in Disconnected Mode

If Oracle Configuration Manager is being installed on a system that is not connected to the Internet and does not have access to an Oracle Support Hub or proxy server, you must configure it in Disconnected Mode by using the -d option as follows:

setupCCR [-s] -d

If this ORACLE_HOME contains a database, then that database must also be instrumented to collect configuration data. See "Instrumenting the Database for Configuration Collections" for details.

After Oracle Configuration Manager has been configured, collections must be done manually by executing the $ORACLE_HOME/bin/emCCR collect command.

You can find the disconnected mode collection at the following location:


Uploading the Disconnected Mode Configuration to My Oracle Support

The most expedient way to upload the disconnected mode configuration is to use the Service Request (SR) feature available through the My Oracle Support user interface ( Use the Service Request feature, if you are having a problem using any of the other methods.

  1. Sign in to My Oracle Support.

  2. Click the Service Requests tab.

  3. Either create a new SR or edit an existing SR.

  4. Attach the ocmconfig.jar file to the SR. The system from which you are attaching the SR must be connected to the Internet.

My Oracle Support will find the file and create an entry in the list of Systems shown on the dashboard just as if the configuration data were uploaded by way of connected mode.

Subsequent disconnected mode collections can be uploaded using the same SR. If the same SR is used, make sure that the ocmconfig.jar is renamed so that the file name being uploaded is different from all prior uploads for that SR.

Need More Help?

You can log a Service Request against Oracle Configuration Manager. Login to My Oracle Support and click the Service Requests tab. On the Service Request Home page, click Create SR, select the Standard SR method from the SR Type list of values, select Oracle Configuration Manager, enter the details of your service request and click Submit.

Additional Documentation

Apart from this guide, you can refer to the following documents for additional information on Oracle Configuration Manager. Login to My Oracle Support, click the Collector tab. You will find the following documents listed in the box on the right side of the screen.

You can also visit the OCM Knowledge Browser home on My Oracle Support for easy access to relevant My Oracle Support knowledge articles. This is accessible as My Oracle Support Note 421295.1.

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