Monday, June 17, 2013

VMWARE tools on OEL6

Problem : VMWARE tools installing on Oracle Enterprise Linux 6

Problem :  vmware-config-tools cannot find the Kernel headers, even though yum sttes they are installed.

Solution :   yum -y install kernel-uek-devel.x86_64

then re-run vmware-config-tools. 

All done



Cloud Control 12c MIscellaneous issues

Cloud Control Refused to start at boot ( OMS not started, and agent not started).  This was an upgraded Cloud control with several restarts of the process, but it completed successfully.

After much shell script tracing the issue turned out to be a messed up oragchomelist file in /etc

there were several wrong entries in it.

For a non-oms machine the config of this file should be a single line


see ML 1386113.1 note for more details..

 Further, if this is actually an OMS  machine there will be a 2nd line 


where $OMS_HOME=$MIDDLEWARE_HOME/oms , usually.

Once you set this up properly, OMS And agents will all start up nicely.