Oracle RAC Database File Status Test

This test reports the status of each datafile in the shared cluster storage and the current access mode of every datafile.

Target of the test : Oracle Cluster

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every datafile in the shared storage of the Oracle cluster being monitored

Configurable parameters for the test
  1. TEST PERIOD - How often should the test be executed
  2. Host – The host for which the test is to be configured
  3. Port - The port on which the server is listening
  4. orasid - The variable name of the oracle instance
  5. service name - A ServiceName exists for the entire Oracle RAC system. When clients connect to an Oracle cluster using the ServiceName, then the cluster routes the request to any available database instance in the cluster. By default, the service name is set to none. In this case, the test connects to the cluster using the orasid and pulls out the metrics from that database instance which corresponds to that orasid. If a valid service name is specified instead, then, the test will connect to the cluster using that service name, and will be able to pull out metrics from any available database instance in the cluster.

    To know the ServiceName of a cluster, execute the following query on any node in the target cluster:

    select name, value from v$parameter where name =’service_names’

  6. User – In order to monitor an Oracle RAC, a special database user account has to be User – In order to monitor an Oracle database server, a special database user account has to be created in every Oracle database instance that requires monitoring. A Click here hyperlink is available in the test configuration page, using which a new oracle database user can be created. Alternatively, you can manually create the special database user. When doing so, ensure that this user is vested with the select_catalog_role and create session privileges.

    The sample script we recommend for user creation (in Oracle database server versions before 12c) for eG monitoring is:

    create user oraeg identified by oraeg create role oratest;

    grant create session to oratest;

    grant select_catalog_role to oratest;

    grant oratest to oraeg;

    The sample script we recommend for user creation (in Oracle database server 12c) for eG monitoring is:

    alter session set container=<Oracle_service_name>;

    create user <user_name>identified by <user_password> container=current default tablespace <name_of_default_tablespace> temporary tablespace <name_of_temporary_tablespace>;

    Grant create session to <user_name>;                                 

    Grant select_catalog_role to <user_name>;

    The name of this user has to be specified here.

  7. Password – Password of the specified database user
  8. Confirm password – Confirm the password by retyping it here.
  9. show datafile path- This test reports a set of results for each datafile on the target Oracle database server. This means that every datafile is a descriptor of this test. By default, while displaying the descriptors of this test, the eG monitoring console does not prefix the datafile names with the full path to the datafiles. This is why, the show datafile path flag is set to No by default. If you want the data file names to be prefixed by the full path to the data files, then, set the show datafile path flag to Yes.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

File status:

Indicates the current status of this datafile.

 

 

The table below indicates the values that this measure can report and their corresponding numeric equivalents:

Numeric Value Measure Value
1

System

2

Online

3

Recover

4

Unknown

If a datafile is part of the SYSTEM tablespace, its status is SYSTEM (unless it requires recovery).

If a datafile in a non-SYSTEM tablespace is online, its status is ONLINE. If a datafile in a non-SYSTEM tablespace is offline, its status can be either OFFLINE or RECOVER.

Note:

By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned Measure Values while indicating the current status of a datafile. However, in the graph of this measure, data file states will be represented using the corresponding numeric equivalents only - i.e., 1 to 4.

File access mode:

Indicates the current access mode of this datafile.

 

The table below indicates the values that this measure can report and their corresponding numeric equivalents:

Numeric Value Measure Value
0

Disabled

1

Read Only

2

Read Write

3

Unknown

Note:

By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned Measure Values while indicating the mode through which this datafile can be accessed. However, the graph of this measure will be represented using the corresponding numeric equivalents i.e., 0 to 3.