Monitoring and Managing Exadata Storage Servers on Exadata Cloud at Customer

You can use the ExaCLI utility to perform monitoring and management functions on the Exadata Storage Servers that are associated with your Oracle Database Exadata Cloud at Customer instance.

ExaCLI is a command-line administration tool that runs on Exadata compute nodes and storage server nodes and enables you to manage other nodes remotely. On Exadata Cloud at Customer, ExaCLI is configured on the compute nodes to enable access to a set of essential Exadata Storage Server monitoring and management functions, which can be performed without direct administrative access to the Exadata Storage Servers. See Using the ExaCLI Utility.

The ExaCLI utility is located on each Exadata Cloud at Customer compute node at /usr/local/sbin/exacli. To use the ExaCLI utility you require:

  • The ExaCLI command, which specifies the operation that you want to perform.

    For Exadata Storage Server targets, ExaCLI supports the same command syntax as CellCLI. See CellCLI Command Reference. However, note that ExaCLI on Exadata Cloud at Customer only supports a specific set of monitoring and management operations. For a full list of the supported operations, see ExaCLI Commands.

  • The username and password to connect to the Exadata Storage Server.

    On Exadata Cloud at Customer, the preconfigured user is cloud_user_clustername, where clustername is the name of the virtual machine (VM) cluster that is being used. You can determine the name of the VM cluster by running the following command as the grid user on any cluster node:

    $ crsctl get cluster name

    The password for cloud_user_clustername is initially set to the administration password that you specify when creating the starter database deployment on the VM cluster.

  • The network address of the Exadata Storage Server that is the target of the operation.

    You can determine the IP addresses for your Exadata Storage Servers by examining the /etc/oracle/cell/network-config/cellip.ora file on any Exadata Cloud at Customer compute node.