Sar Command Does Not Work As Non-root Users After Upgrading to

(Doc ID 1631846.1)

Last updated on MAY 22, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


After upgrading to, the "sar" command on DB nodes gives a permission denied message as show below when executed as non root users.

This also affects EM Monitoring that uses "sar" since Enterprise Manager uses "sar -w" command to monitor swap and switching activity.

[oracle@dmorldb03 ~]$ sar
Cannot open /var/log/sa/sa04: Permission denied


 Upgraded Exadata image to


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