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How To Collect Sosreport on Oracle Linux (Doc ID 1500235.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 12, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux OS - Version Enterprise Linux 4.0 and later
Oracle VM - Version 3.2.1 to 3.4.2 [Release OVM32 to OVM34]
Oracle Linux Cloud Service - Version Oracle Linux 4.4 and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64


The "sosreport" is a tool to collect troubleshooting data on an Oracle Linux system. It generates a compressed tarball of debugging information that gives an overview of the most important logs and configuration of a Linux system, to be sent to Oracle Support.

Among other things, the sosreport includes information about the installed rpm versions, syslog, network configuration, mounted filesystems, disk partition details, loaded kernel modules and status of all services

It has a plugin-based architecture that enables features to be enabled or disabled, and additional functionality added.

Why support needs sosreport

The sosreport collects system information from an Oracle Linux system by capturing various log files, configuration files and command outputs that help in diagnosing a problem faster.

Since this collects  the information most commonly needed while troubleshooting problems, sosreport helps reduce the number of iterations of data requests from the customer.

The logs, configuration files and related command outputs provide a better picture about the system environment, and thus it is very helpful for cases requiring root cause analysis and for debugging ongoing issues.

The sosreport helps support to identify configuration errors and make proactive recommendations too.


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