Neverfail for Oracle Management Agent Plug-in V201.5.1 - Release Notes

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Summary

This Knowledgebase article provides information about this specific release of the Neverfail for Oracle Management Agent Plug-in v201.5.1

More Information

Neverfail for Oracle Management Agent Plug-in provides protection and proactively monitors the Oracle Management Agent environment’s configuration data, services, and application data files.

Release Notes for:

  • Neverfail for Oracle Management Agent Plug-in V201.5.1

Supported Versions and Platforms 

  • Oracle Management Agent v12
    • deployed on any of the compatible Microsoft Windows Server (64-bit) operating systems supported by Neverfail Continuity Engine
  • Oracle Management Agent v13
    • deployed on any of the compatible Microsoft Windows Server (64-bit) operating systems supported by Neverfail Continuity Engine

Install/Uninstall the Neverfail for Oracle Management Agent Plug-in Via the Neverfail Advanced Management Client

The Neverfail for Oracle Management Agent Plug-in can be installed either via the Neverfail CE deployment process or by using Application -> Plugins in the Neverfail Advanced Management Client using the procedure below. Neverfail recommends that for initial deployments of Neverfail for Oracle Management Agent Plug-in, installation should be performed using Engine Management Service.

To manually install the Neverfail for Oracle Management Agent Plug-in, follow the steps below:

  1. Unzip the Neverfail for Oracle Management Agent Plug-in to the desired location.
  2. Launch the Neverfail Advanced Management Client.
  3. Navigate to Application -> Plugins .
  4. Click on the Install 
  5. Click the Browse button and navigate to the location of the <plug-in name>.dll 
  6. Click OK to complete the installation.
  7. Repeat this process for each individual plug-in.

To remove/uninstall the Neverfail for Oracle Management Agent Plug-in, follow the steps below:

  1. Launch the Neverfail Advanced Management Client.
  2. Navigate to Application -> Plugins .
  3. Select the desired plug-in to be removed/uninstalled.
  4. Click on the Uninstall button in the 'Plugins' pane.
  5. When the plug-in is uninstalled, the files are not removed. This is by design for future functionality and therefore the following workaround is provided:
    • Copy the contents of the r2\plugins\<sponsor>\<version> folder to a different location (e.g. C:\temp).
    • Delete the contents of the r2\plugins\<sponsor>\<version> 
    • To reinstall the plug-in, when prompted for the location of the plug-in files, navigate to the new folder location (e.g. C:\temp).

Note: As an alternative, reinstallation can be accomplished by using the downloaded files from the original download location after removing the plug-in. 

Monitoring

For Neverfail for Oracle Management Agent Plug-in, monitoring consists of the following:

  • Service Availability Monitoring
  • Application Monitoring

Service Availability Monitoring

Neverfail Engine monitors services specified by the plug-ins to ensure application availability. In the event that a specified service stops or fails, Neverfail Engine can take up to three pre-configured actions to remedy the issue.

When the plug-in is installed, all protected services will be set to manual unless otherwise stated.

This is the list of all services protected by this plug-in for each confluence instance:

  • OracleAgent<VersionNo>

Application Monitoring

Tasks - The following 'Tasks' are installed by Neverfail for Oracle Management Agent Plug-in:

  • Periodic
    • Protected Services Discovery
    • File Filter Discovery
    • Registry Filter Discovery

To configure/modify Periodic 'Tasks', follow the steps below:

  1. Using the Engine Management Services console or Advanced Management Client, navigate to Tasks tab.
  2. Select the desired 'Task'.
  3. Click on the Edit button at the top of the 'Tasks' pane.
  4. Configure/modify the 'Interval' field.

Note: 'Interval' is the only field available for configuration/modification and is measured in seconds.

  1. Click OK to save the changes.

Note: This dialog is also used to Enable/Disable the selected 'Task'.

Applies To

Neverfail for Oracle Management Agent Plug-in

 

 

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