pmdaoracle uses a configuration file from (in this order):
This file can contain overridden values (Perl code) for the settings
listed at the start of pmdaoracle.pl, for example:
· $username - username to connect to the database [default:
· $password - password to connect to the database [default:
· $host - host the database is running on [default: 'localhost']
· $port - port the database is listening on [default: '1521']
· $os_user - operating system username (PMDA will run with the
corresponding user id) [default: oracle]
· @sids - an array of $ORACLE_SID database identifiers [default:
In order to test your local settings, a simple script is provided
that will connect and disconnect from the database - verifying
fundamental configuration is in place before continuing on. If the
$PCP_PMDAS_DIR/oracle/connect.pl script cannot connect, do not
proceed with installation of the PMDA as it will be unsuccessful.
Correct your local settings first.
Once this is setup, you can access the names and values for the
oracle performance metrics by doing the following as root:
# cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/oracle# ./Install
To uninstall, the following must be done as root:
# cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/oracle# ./Removepmdaoracle is launched by pmcd(1) and should never be executed
directly. The Install and Remove scripts notify pmcd(1) when the
agent is installed or removed.
By default, pmdaoracle will aggressively attempt to maintain
persistent connections to Oracle to ensure timely responses to its
queries, and will automatically re-connect if a connection drops.
However, in certain circumstances this may be undesirable, so a
manual pmStore(3) mechanism is provided to explicitly control
disconnecting and reconnecting to an Oracle instance. This can be
used, for example, to ensure that pmdaoracle is not connected at
shutdown, to ensure a clean Oracle shutdown process.
The pmstore(1) command can be used to disconnect and reconnect.
Using the individual instances of the oracle.control.connected
metric, one can set the connection state to either up (1) or down
(0). Additionally, pminfo(1) can report on the current status of
# pminfo ‐f oracle.control.connected
inst [0 or "master"] value 1
# pmstore oracle.control.connected 0
oracle.control.connected inst [0 or "master"] old value=1 new value=0
configuration file for all PCP database monitors
configuration file for pmdaoracle$PCP_PMDAS_DIR/oracle/sample.conf
example configuration file for pmdaoracle using $LD_LIBRARY_PATH
configuration test script for Oracle database connectivity
installation script for the pmdaoracle agent
undo installation script for the pmdaoracle agent
default log file for error messages from pmdaoracle
Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to parameterize
the file and directory names used by PCP. On each installation, the
file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values for these variables.
The $PCP_CONF variable may be used to specify an alternative
configuration file, as described in pcp.conf(5).
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