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Oracle Linux: How To Start OSWatcher Black Box (OSWBB) Every System Boot Using RPM oswbb-service (Doc ID 580513.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 25, 2023

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Linux x86-64


Oracle support often recommends that the OSWatcher Black Box(*) tool be run for an extended period. Should the system reboot during this time, the system administrator must manually restart the OSWatche Black Boxr, and allow it to run until the necessary data have been collected.

  • * NOTE: For more information about OSWatcherBB, please see KM 1531223.1 OS Watcher User's Guide
  • * NOTE: For a comparable facility for Oracle Solaris, please see KM 1583118.1 - How to Automate Startup/Shutdown of OSWatcher on Oracle Solaris


To automate this procedure, a simple shell script can be used. Care must be taken to avoid accidentally overwriting the log data upon a restart. The script must also ensure that the OSWatcher Black Box tool be run using the correct user privileges.

The osw-service RPM package does not include the OSWatcher Black Box tool. OSWatcher Black Box must be downloaded separately.




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