1 ORAchk Healthchecks Plug-in Overview and Requirements

This chapter provides an overview description of the ORAchk plug-in and summarizes the prerequisites required before configuration.

1.1 Overview of the ORAchk Healthchecks Plug-in

The ORAchk plug-in integrates ORAchk/Exachk with Oracle Enterprise Manager. Once installed and integrated into Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control, the ORAchk plug-in yields the following benefits:

  • Install and set up ORAchk/Exachk from the Enterprise Manager console instead of the command line on individual hosts.

  • View ORAchk results as compliance results at the target level.

  • Trending, scoring and other compliance standard framework features for ORAchk results.

  • Receive notifications in case the ORAchk/Exachk daemon goes down.

1.2 Supported Hardware and Software Versions

The ORAchk plug-in supports a variety of Oracle hardware and software products.

1.2.1 Supported Hardware Versions

The ORAchk plug-in supports Engineered Systems hardware, including all variants of Exadata Database Machine and Exalogic Elastic Cloud. The ORAchk plug-in also supports non-Engineered Systems hardware such as Cluster Database, Single Instance, and so forth.

Supported hardware types include:

  • Exadata (physical configuration only)

  • Recovery appliance

  • Exalogic (virtualized configuration)

  • Exalogic (physical configuration)

Hardware types currently not supported include:

  • Exadata (virtual configuration)

  • Oracle SuperCluster

  • Oracle Private Cloud Machine

1.2.2 Supported Software Versions

The ORAchk Healthchecks plug-in supports Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c Release and higher.

1.3 ORAchk Plug-in Prerequisites

The following prerequisites must be met before you can deploy the plug-in:

  1. Verify that your Engineered Systems hardware and software are at the supported level as described in Supported Hardware and Software Versions.

  2. All Engineered System plug-ins should be deployed.

  3. InfiniBand switches and storage cells should be an Enterprise Manager-managed target for the respective engineered system.

  4. Expect package should be installed on the hosts.

1.4 Downloading the ORAchk Plug-in

You can download plug-ins in online or offline mode. Online mode refers to an environment where you have Internet connectivity, and can download the plug-in directly through Enterprise Manager from My Oracle Support. Offline mode refers to an environment where you do not have Internet connectivity, or where the plug-in is not available from My Oracle Support.

See the Managing Plug-ins chapter in the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide for details on downloading the plug-in in either mode:


1.5 Deploying the Plug-in

You can deploy the plug-in to an Oracle Management Service instance using the Enterprise Manager Cloud Control console, or using the EM Command Line Interface (EMCLI). While the console enables you to deploy one plug-in at a time, the command line interface mode enables you to deploy multiple plug-ins at a time, thus saving plug-in deployment time and downtime, if applicable.

See the Managing Plug-ins chapter in the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide for instructions on deploying the plug-in:


1.6 Upgrading the Plug-in

The Self Update feature allows you to expand Enterprise Manager's capabilities by updating Enterprise Manager components whenever new or updated features become available. Updated plug-ins are made available via the Enterprise Manager Store, an external site that is periodically checked by Enterprise Manager Cloud Control to obtain information about updates ready for download. See the Updating Cloud Control chapter in the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide for steps to update the plug-in:


1.7 Undeploying the Plug-in

See the Managing Plug-ins chapter in the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide for steps to undeploy the plug-in: