Thursday, November 11, 2010

RDA Highlights

RDA could be downloaded from metalink 314422.1 which also has other useful document links.

Setting up rda
rda.sh -S
Listing all modules, profiles and etc
rda.sh -L
Listing Profiles
rda.sh -L Profile
Listing Modules
rda.sh -L Module
Setting up RDA for cluster

Check ssh between nodes
rda.sh -T ssh
Use Rac profile to do the initial setup
rda.sh -p Rac
Add the remote nodes to cluster set up
rda.sh -vX Remote setup_cluster
This command will end with the following
RAC Setup Summary
----------------------------
Nodes:
. NOD001  rac1/rac10g21
. NOD002  rac2/rac10g22
2 nodes found
----------------------------
After the setup list of nodes could be displayed with
rda.sh -vX Remote list
Nodes:
. NOD001  rac1/rac10g21
. NOD002  rac2/rac10g22
2 nodes found
Run the rda from one node to collect node information on all nodes
rda.sh -v -e
Each node's information is visible under the Remote Data Collection => Collected Data section.Any problems could be diagnosed with additional tracing
./rda.sh -v -e REMOTE_TRACE=1
When the command runs it will log information on each operation on each node similar to below
....
NOD001>         Setting up ...
NOD002> bash: /home/oracle/rda/rda.sh: No such file or directory
NOD001>         Collecting diagnostic data ...
NOD001> ------------------------------------------------
NOD001> RDA Data Collection Started 11-Nov-2010 14:41:07
NOD001> ------------------------------------------------
...
...
NOD002>         Setting up ...
NOD002>         Collecting diagnostic data ...
NOD002> ------------------------------------------------
NOD002> RDA Data Collection Started 11-Nov-2010 14:41:15
NOD002> ------------------------------------------------
Useful metalink notes

Note 314422.1 Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) 4.0 - Overview
Note 359395.1 Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) 4 - RAC Cluster Guide
Note 330363.1 Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) 4 - FAQ
Note 330344.1 Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) 4.0 - Training
Note 330362.1 Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) 4 - Troubleshooting Guide
Note 250262.1 RDA 4 - Health Check / Validation Engine Guide