How to Run DBSAT 2.2.0 on Oracle Cloud PDB using Wallet

The Oracle Database Security Assessment Tool (DBSAT) is a command-line tool focused on identifying how securely the database is configured and where sensitive data resides with the goal of promoting successful approaches to mitigating potential security risks. DBSAT requires no…

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Solving an unusual Oracle upgrade issue

I recently came across a very unusual situation. During an upgraded review, I noticed the dba_registry_sqlpatch was empty when it shouldn’t be: SQL> select patch_id, patch_uid, version, action, action_time, status, description from dba_registry_sqlpatch; no rows selected SQL> The expected output…

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How to Set Up Out Of Band Notifications in OEM 13C

So, after an abnormally quiet weekend, I was being paged: Oracle Management Services (OMS) was down! Well, this requires monitoring the monitoring, right? So, how to monitor the monitoring? Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) 13c has a feature called Out of…

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AWS’s Top 5 Commands: ALTER SYSTEM and Managing SYS Objects in RDS

We often manage services over EC2, this is not news. But when migrating to Amazon RDS, it’s usual for new users to have issues with performing some administrative actions on the database, especially when it’s done via internal Oracle procedures…

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How to Automate Killing Inactive Sessions with Resource Manager

Are you manually (or via a script) killing idle sessions on your database? As a consequence, your users are getting error “ORA-00028: your session has been killed” and probably getting angry at you. What about doing it automatically, in a…

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Why you should not uninstall Database Vault from a CDB

Now that we are fully into database upgrades, here is an important item to be aware of: As you may know, the Database Vault (DV) option could be reported as not installed in source when converting non-CDB to PDB, and…

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Custom fix required for txkCfgOC4JApp.pl when using latest JDK with Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1.3

A while back, we had a seasonal technology stack update for one of our client’s R12.1.3 Oracle E-Business Suite instance. One of the changes introduced was Oracle JDK 7 Update 241, which has a lot of known SSL/TLS protocol and…

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How to fix EBS weblogic admin console when not accessible after CPU patching

With the recent CPU patching on Oracle E-Business suite R12.2, many customers faced issues with accessible weblogic admin console from browser. This security enhancement started with the April 2019 CPU via Patch 29524595 using weblogic connection filters. More details on…

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Oracle E-Business Suite and 12cR1 database in Extended support – What to do?

If you are one of the folks who have already upgraded the production E-Business Suite database to 19c Certified, then you are a superhero and this post is not for you. The majority of us are still running the good…

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Troubleshooting Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Automatic Backups

I could start this blog the same way I started this one because everything is supposed to be easy and at a 1 click distance in any cloud, so it should be the same for the database backups in Oracle…

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