How do I get Oracle Explorer?Answer:
The Oracle Explorer is distributed on the Services Tools Bundle (STB) and is made available via its download link.
Use the following procedure to download the latest Services Tools Bundle:
Go to the Oracle Explorer Document Collection web page and read the Oracle Explorer Third Party License Agreement, which explains the terms and conditions under which the third-party software that is included in Oracle Explorer is available for use.
Go to the STB site at: http://www.sun.com/service/stb/index.jsp and click the Software Download and Documentation link in the Resources section.
In the drop-down lists, select the appropriate Platform and Language for your download.
Review the STB License Agreement and mark the I agree check box to proceed with downloading.
The Sun Download Center might require you to log in before proceeding.
install_stb.sh to download
How do I install Oracle Explorer?Answer:
See the installation procedures in Chapter 1, Oracle Explorer How-To’s (FTP, NFS, Installation, Upgrade), in Oracle Explorer User’s Guide.Question:
How much space does the target Oracle Explorer output directory require?Answer:
The target directory for Oracle Explorer output must satisfy at least one of the following conditions, or else Oracle Explorer will not run:
The target output directory must have at least 60 MBytes of available space.
The size of the previous Oracle Explorer output does not exceed the available space in the target output directory.
Do I have to delete and re-install the SUNWexplo and SUNWexplu packages to update Oracle Explorer to the latest version?Answer:
It depends whether you are updating the Image Packaging System (IPS) format of Explorer.
To upgrade the IPS format of Explorer to a higher version, removal of packages is not required.
For permanent removal of the IPS version, you should run explorer -clean to remove all traces of the application including configuration files and cron entry. Data files stored in output directry is not removed.
To upgrade the non-IPS format of Explorer to a higher version, use the commands pkgrm SUNWexplo and pkgrm SUNWexplu to remove the currently installed Oracle Explorer packages before attempting to install a new version as superuser. Also refer to the upgrade instructions found on the SunSolve web site.
Is there a way to install one copy of Oracle Explorer and share it among all my systems?Answer:
Yes. Install Oracle Explorer on an NFS-exportable file system and mount that file system on the other systems on which you want to run Oracle Explorer. You need to create a defaults file for each system on which you will be running Oracle Explorer. Create one file with the common information in it, and make copies for each system on which you want to run Oracle Explorer. The best approach would be to use the host ID in the file name for the defaults file. For each defaults file, enter the machine-specific information. (The defaults file is easy to read and follow.)
If any of the client systems run Solaris 7 or older, make sure the NFS installation used the EXP_NFS_DEPLOY option. See How to Install Oracle Explorer Manually in Oracle Explorer User’s Guide
When you are ready, you can run Oracle Explorer on each of the systems by using the following syntax along with any other options you want to use:
explorer -d name_of_defaults_file
Oracle Explorer can also be run using cron as long as the NFS mount is accessible when the cron job runs. See How to Run Explorer With NFS in Oracle Explorer User’s Guide.
You can also specify serial numbers and platform names for all systems in one defaults file. See the description of the EXP_SERIAL_hostid variable in the explorer(4) manual page.Question:
How do I opt-out of the Service Tag Module ?Answer:
Run explorer as ./explorer -w \!servicetagsQuestion:
Can Explorer be installed via Jumpstart successfully?Answer:
Yes, Explorer can be installed via Jumpstart successfully. However, during the Jumpstart installation some system resources, like crontab, are not available. In such cases appropriate warning message will be displayed on the console. In case of 'crontab' example, Explorer installation will throw the following message to the console:
'Cron process is not running hence skipping cron related operations'