sexta-feira, 29 de setembro de 2023

[ORACLE] How do I install the Oracle Autonomous Health Framework (AHF)?

Hello everyone!!!

I hope you're doing well!

Today, I'll show you how to install the Oracle Autonomous Health Framework (AHF). 

I don't have an Oracle RAC installed here on my laptop, but I'll provide it. Today I'll show you a single-node environment.

I decided to write and learn a bit more about AHF after having the privilege of attending Sandesh Rao's live session at Oracle Cloudworld 2023 in Las Vegas.

First, what is Oracle Autonomous Health Framework?

In Oracle's words, it's a "Machine learning-based solution for maintaining database availability and performance".

In Mario's words, it's a "very cool tool that collects and groups your system health information and logs and uses Machine Learning to provide you insights and predictions so that you can act preventively, avoiding problems in your environment".



For more information, feel free to click.

So, let's get started!!!

But always remember:

  1. This step-by-step worked for me, but it may not work for you.
  2. It's a basic and limited environment. The real life will be different, for sure.
  3. This post is for study and testing as well, and has no concern for performance and security best practices.
1) Download the AHF zip file

In my post, I'll download version "AHF 23.7.0 for Linux". 

Calm down, calm down, buddy!!! I know we already have version 23.8 at the time of writing this post (Sep/23), but I'll show you how to upgrade the version on next post. 




2) Unzip the zip file

Important: I'll execute all installation with user ROOT.

[root@Mariao ~]# cd /u01/AHF
[root@Mariao ~]# unzip AHF-LINUX-v23.7.0.zip


3) Create the data directory.

[root@Mariao ~]# mkdir -p /AHF/Data


3) Run install.

In red, my changes and interactions.

[root@Mariao ~]# cd /u01/AHF/

[root@Mariao AHF]# ./ahf_setup 

AHF Installer for Platform Linux Architecture x86_64

AHF Installation Log : /tmp/ahf_install_237000_306422_2023_09_29-09_29_16.log

Starting Autonomous Health Framework (AHF) Installation

AHF Version: 23.7.0 Build Date: 202307281326

Default AHF Location : /opt/oracle.ahf

Do you want to install AHF at [/opt/oracle.ahf] ? [Y]|N : N

Please Enter new AHF Location : /AHF/Data

AHF Location : /AHF/Data/oracle.ahf

AHF Data Directory stores diagnostic collections and metadata.
AHF Data Directory requires at least 5GB (Recommended 10GB) of free space.

Choose Data Directory from below options : 

1. /AHF/Data/oracle.ahf [Free Space : 12525 MB]
2. Enter a different Location

Choose Option [1 - 2] : 1

AHF Data Directory : /AHF/Data/oracle.ahf/data

Do you want to add AHF Notification Email IDs ? [Y]|N : N

Extracting AHF to /AHF/Data/oracle.ahf

Configuring TFA Services

Discovering Nodes and Oracle Resources

Not generating certificates as GI discovered

Starting TFA Services
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/oracle-tfa.service -> /etc/systemd/system/oracle-tfa.service.
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/graphical.target.wants/oracle-tfa.service -> /etc/systemd/system/oracle-tfa.service.

.----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
| Host   | Status of TFA | PID    | Port | Version    | Build ID             |
+--------+---------------+--------+------+------------+----------------------+
| mariao | RUNNING       | 308232 | 5000 | 23.7.0.0.0 | 23700020230728132609 |
'--------+---------------+--------+------+------------+----------------------'

Running TFA Inventory...

Adding default users to TFA Access list...

.---------------------------------------------------------.
|               Summary of AHF Configuration              |
+-----------------+---------------------------------------+
| Parameter       | Value                                 |
+-----------------+---------------------------------------+
| AHF Location    | /AHF/Data/oracle.ahf                  |
| TFA Location    | /AHF/Data/oracle.ahf/tfa              |
| Orachk Location | /AHF/Data/oracle.ahf/orachk           |
| Data Directory  | /AHF/Data/oracle.ahf/data             |
| Repository      | /AHF/Data/oracle.ahf/data/repository  |
| Diag Directory  | /AHF/Data/oracle.ahf/data/mariao/diag |
'-----------------+---------------------------------------'

Starting ORAchk Scheduler from AHF

Setting up AHF CLI and SDK

AHF binaries are available in /AHF/Data/oracle.ahf/bin

AHF is successfully Installed

Do you want AHF to store your My Oracle Support Credentials for Automatic Upload ? Y|[N] : N

Moving /tmp/ahf_install_237000_306422_2023_09_29-09_29_16.log to /AHF/Data/oracle.ahf/data/mariao/diag/ahf/





4) And finally, check the installation.

[root@Mariao ~]# tfactl print status


[root@Mariao ~]#  tfactl toolstatus


[root@Mariao ~]# ahfctl statusahf
 


It's realy easy!

In the next post, I'll show you how to upgrade the AHF version.

So, I hope this has helped.

Regards
Mario

quarta-feira, 27 de setembro de 2023

[ORACLE] Enabling AWR Snapshots and running AWR reports from Oracle Multitentant Architecture - CDBs and PDBs

Hello everyone!!!

How are you doing?

Before the multitenant architecture, we ran the AWR snapshoits and reports in the database and that was it. All the database information was in the AWR report and done.

Today, when DBAs use the multitenant architecture, 99% of them run the AWR snapshots and reports in the CDB level and thats Ok. 

But sometimes we need a bit more accurate information, and for that we can run the AWR snapshots and reports at the PDB level. 

To do this, I'm going to setup the CDB with the steps below:

But always remember:

  1. This step-by-step worked for me, but it may not work for you.
  2. It's a basic and limited environment. The real life will be different, for sure.
  3. This post is for study and testing as well, and has no concern for performance and security best practices.
So let's go to the party!
 
1) List pdbs

SQL> @showpdb

2) Enable awr_pdb_autoflush on cdb.

SQL> SHOW PARAMETER awr_pdb_autoflush_enabled;
SQL> ALTER SYSTEM SET awr_pdb_autoflush_enabled=TRUE SCOPE=both SID='*';
SQL> ALTER SYSTEM SET awr_snapshot_time_offset=1000000 SCOPE=both SID='*';


Important: 
As the Oracle Manual show us:
"When you change the value of AWR_PDB_AUTOFLUSH_ENABLED in the CDB root, the new value takes effect in all the PDBs in the CDB.

Therefore, if you change the value of AWR_PDB_AUTOFLUSH_ENABLED in the CDB root to true, the value of AWR_PDB_AUTOFLUSH_ENABLED is also changed to true in all of the PDBs, so that automatic AWR snapshots are enabled for all the PDBs.

You can also change the value of AWR_PDB_AUTOFLUSH_ENABLED in any of the individual PDBs in a CDB, and the value that is set for each individual PDB will be honored. This enables you to enable or disable automatic AWR snapshots for individual PDBs."


For more information, click here

3) I suggest you change the default settings in the PDB:

SQL> ALTER SESSION SET CONTAINER = IRONMANPDB1;

SQL> SELECT 
  DBID, SUBSTR(SNAP_INTERVAL,1,20) as SNAP_INTERVAL, 
  SUBSTR(RETENTION,1,20) as RETENTION, TOPNSQL, CON_ID 
  FROM awr_pdb_wr_control;


SQL> 
BEGIN
DBMS_WORKLOAD_REPOSITORY.MODIFY_SNAPSHOT_SETTINGS( 
                                                                                           retention => 14400, 
                                                                                           interval   => 30,
                                                                                           topnsql   => 50,
                                                                                           dbid    => 132885978);
END;
/

Retention => 7 days in minutes. The specified value must be in the range of MIN_RETENTION (1 day) to MAX_RETENTION (100 years).

Interval => Interval between each snapshot, in minutes. The specified value must be in the range MIN_INTERVAL (10 minutes) to MAX_INTERVAL (1 year).

topnsql => The number of Top SQL to flush for each SQL criteria (Elapsed Time, CPU Time, Parse Calls, Shareable Memory, Version Count). The setting will have a minimum value of 30 and a maximum value of 50,000.

dbid => Database identifier in AWR

For more information, click here

SQL> SELECT 
  DBID, SUBSTR(SNAP_INTERVAL,1,20) as SNAP_INTERVAL,  
          SUBSTR(RETENTION,1,20) as RETENTION, TOPNSQL, CON_ID 
  FROM awr_pdb_wr_control;


In my example, I'll change my interval to the minimum value, 10 minutes.

4) And now, I'm just check if the AWRs snapshots are being created.

SQL> SELECT 
                  con_id, instance_number, snap_id, 
                  SUBSTR(begin_interval_time,1,30) as begin_interval_time, 
  SUBSTR(end_interval_time,1,30) as end_interval_time 
  FROM cdb_hist_snapshot 
  ORDER BY 1,2,3;


5) And finally, to create the CDB AWR report or the PDB AWR report, we use the same script.

-- CDB
SQL> @?/rdbms/admin/awrrpt    



-- PDB
SQL> ALTER SESSION SET CONTAINER = IRONMANPDB1;
SQL> @?/rdbms/admin/awrrpt



That's it folks. As simple as that!

I hope this helps you!

Regards
Mario



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