OpenVMS: Target Discovery with the 10.2.0.2 Grid Agent on OpenVMS

(Doc ID 1264262.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager Grid Control - Version: 10.2.0.2 to 11.2.0.2 - Release: 10.2 to 11.2
HP OpenVMS Itanium
HP OpenVMS Alpha

Goal

Checked for relevance on 9-Feb-2011.

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.

Solution

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