Oracle Database Appliance + Trace File Analyzer: The Unique Implementation of TFA on the Oracle Database Appliance

(Doc ID 2287257.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 21, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database Appliance Software - Version and later
System Utilities - Version to [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
TFA, ODA, Oracle_Database_Appliance, Configuration,


The ODA (Oracle Database Appliance) is the first engineered system to provide the TFA (Trace File Analyzer Data Collector) by default. The TFA is an automatic data collection and upload tool used to assist Oracle Support in Service request troubleshooting by collecting substantial diagnostic information across several key directories.  These key files are collected for a targeted time period matching the SR needs by issuing a few simple commands and then compresses these files trimming unnecessary information for upload to Oracle Support.  The Oracle Database Appliance does NOT use a downloaded version of the TFA. In fact, downloading and applying the stock TFA will break the TFA usage on the ODA. The TFA functionality is built into each and every patchset which is customized specifically for the ODA Version used! This note will provide simple usage examples for quick reference and usage.


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