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Release Notes for Oracle Compliance

Oracle Compliance 3.2

Oracle Compliance is now verified by Oracle for Databases, Options and Management Packs and for JAVA!

Starting with Version 3.2  the solution provides additional data sets for Oracle Java,  that Oracle will accept whenever accurate measurement data is needed and as an alternative to installing Oracle measurement tools.

The release provides some functional changes: new features, improvements and fixes

New Dashboard "Oracle GLAS Export files"

  • The required and verified data sets for Oracle Database products and Oracle Java  for any engagement with Oracle can be generated using the tool.
  • Ability to download the appropriate set of Oracle GLAS files directly from the new dashboard

Improvements

  • Improved data masking for for the Oracle GLAS Export files
  • Improved Import handling

Fixed problems

  • PRB36933: Extension Oracle Compliance: Use of Oracle Datapump Export with Compression is not recognized
  • N/A: Fixed issue with Unix Data Collection scripts, where for some Solaris systems some outputs were not always correctly generated due to wrong env parameter

 

 

Oracle Compliance 3.1

This release provides some  improvements and fixes.

Improvements

  • Improved detection logic for option "Advanced Compression"
  • Data provider " Upload Oracle Data Collection Results " : deletion of files can be configured now in the configuration
  • Windows and Unix/Linux Data Collection scripts improvements regarding hardware detection

Fixed problems

  • N/A: Fixed issue with CPU calculation on systems with empty Sockets
  • N/A: Linux VMs in some cases show wrong CPU and Core counter
  • N/A: FeatureUsageStatistics grid shows wrong database version for feature usage
  • N/A: Fixed issue with generation of fingerprints for Java Installations

 

 

Oracle Compliance 3.0

Java Inventory

Oracle Compliance has been extended to include a full Java Inventory. Based on the already existing Hardware and Database discovery & inventory features additionally all licensing and inventory relevant Java information are collected using the extended Oracle Compliance scripts.

Oracle Compliance Data Collection Result files can be uploaded and imported using the user interface

For all System and Database grids a new action "Upload Oracle Inventory Result Files  was implemented ".  After the upload, the files will be processed and imported.

Fixed problems

  • PRB36836: Oracle Compliance V2: PaxHeader error prevents import of result files
  • PRB36693: CDB_ROOT of Oracle Enterprise Manager database is detected as requiring a license

 

Oracle Compliance 2.6

This release provides some functional changes: new features and improvements.

Automatic generation of license requirements for Named User Plus (NUP)

License requirements  for Named User Plus (NUP) are now automatically generated based on the calculated minimum NUPs. The calculated amount can then be manually edited to reflect the specific license  requirements in the customer's environment.

Fixed problems

  • Improved mapping for the database targets when retrieving information from Oracle Enterprise Manager / Cloud Control.
  • Unix/Linux scripts:  Fixed issues with the usage of sudo with the authentication  to the queried Database when using OS-Authentication or Oracle Wallets.

 

Oracle Compliance 2.5

Oracle Compliance is now verified by Oracle.

Starting with Version 2.5 the solution provides data sets for Oracle Databases, Options and Management Packs that Oracle will accept whenever accurate measurement data is needed and as an alternative to installing Oracle measurement tools.

 

The release provides some functional changes: new features and improvements.

Extended data collection for all platforms

Additional scripts and queries have been added to meet all requirements as an Oracle verified tool vendor.

Generation of Oracle GLAS export files

The required and verified data sets for any engagement with Oracle can be generated using the tool.

  • Ability to download Oracle GLAS files from the Matrix42 Oracle Compliance tool.
  • Usernames and IP addresses in the generated Oracle GLAS files can be masked

Improved Oracle Server Worksheet

  • New fields were added.
  • All fields where values have to be provided manually can now be edited in the Database Instance dialog.

Calculation of minimum NUP licenses required for Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 2

The minimum NUP licenses which would be required is being calculated for these editions and is presented in the complex system grid and preview.

Compliance check for the maximum socket restriction for Standard Edition deployments

It is being analyzed if Oracle's policy regarding the deployment restriction of a Standard Edition/One/2 to a specific amount of maximum available sockets
The Max Sockets field on the complex system level shows the amount of maximal available sockets for any of the servers within that complex system. If the Hardware does not meet the policy, then the breach is represented by a red cell.

Wizard for choosing a license metric for database instances

The Change License Metric action opens the corresponding wizard. If you choose NUP or None, no license requirements will be generated.

Fixed problems

  • Core and CPU count for Linux is calculated correctly.
  • Short versions higher than 19 are now displayed in grids correctly.

 

Oracle Compliance 2.4

This release provides some functional changes: new features and improvements.

Full Support for Oracle VM for sparc (logical domains)

  • Logical Domains are recognized as such and mapped to the correct domain (host)
  • Compliance checks with Oracle's partitioning policy for Oracle VM sparc and determination of hard/softpartitioning of the system configuration of the logical domains
  • Automatic generation of license requirements for Oracle database products running on Oracle VM sparc

Privilege elevation for Linux and Solaris Scripts

  • M42DataCollectionUnix  Scripts for Solaris and Linux can now run as root user or as a standard user using sudo

 

Oracle Compliance 2.3

This release provides a couple of functional changes: new features and improvements.

Digital signature

Extension is now digitally signed.

Improvements in OS detection

Improvements in detection of Redhat Linux OS.

Fixed problems

  • PRB36131: Oracle Compliance can be installed and partially run without an existing license.
  • Fixed issues with long queries regarding Spatial features in OracleDBInventory.sql in M42DataCollectionUnix and M42DataCollectionWin.

 

Oracle Compliance 2.2

This release provides a couple of functional changes: new features and improvements.

The Upload Oracle Data Collection Results data provider

It is a new data provider to upload and process Oracle data collection results from folders on remote systems.

Determination of hard/soft partitioning of the systems

Determination of hard/softpartitioning of the systems configuration and compliance checks with Oracle's partitioning policy for systems virtualized with:

  • Oracle Linux KVM
  • Oracle VMx86
  • Solaris Zones

Improvements in automatic generation of complex systems and license requirements

The add-on automatically creates complex systems and license requirements for Oracle database products running on:

  • Oracle Linux KVM
  • AIX lpars
  • Oracle VMx86
  • Solaris Zones

User interface improvements

  • The Purchased Licenses navigation item was added.
  • All default actions are now available for the following navigation items: Software Products, Fingerprints, License Requirements.

Last Scan and Last Import added

These two columns were added to the Systems and Database Products > Instances grids.

M42DataCollectionWin

The execution date was added to the data collection scripts on Windows systems.

M42DataCollectionUnix

CPU resource collection was improved for the data collection scripts on Unix systems.

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