OpenVMS: Target Discovery with the 10.2.0.2 Grid Agent on OpenVMS
Last updated on SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
Applies to:Enterprise Manager Grid Control - Version: 10.2.0.2 to 18.104.22.168 - Release: 10.2 to 11.2
HP OpenVMS Itanium
HP OpenVMS Alpha
The Grid Agent 10.2.0.2 on OpenVMS in general discovers targets by reading the "oratab." and suggesting databases (and their listeners) when adding database targets.
Use "Targets - Databases - Add" to get to "Add Database Instance Target".
On rare occasions, this process does either not list any databases on the console, or does not produce any target entries in the ORA_EMSTATE_EMD:targets.xml file.
This procedure however is impractical and tedious in environments where a node is host to dozens of databases and/or other targets.
This article offers a simple way to populate the targets.xml on OpenVMS.
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