New version of set_exadata_passwords.sh

A new version of set_exadata_passwords.sh is available on GitHub. With new options and a bugfix for infiniband switches. Continue reading “New version of set_exadata_passwords.sh”

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chpasswd not working after upgrade

After the upgrade of a infiniband switch from version 2.1.5-1 to 2.2.6-2 my script set_exadata_passwords.sh was not working anymore. It can’t change the password of the infiniband switches because the command chpasswd threw the following error:

[root@my_ib ~]# echo "root:MY_NEW_PW" |chpasswd -c SHA512
chpasswd: cannot open /etc/passwd

In the blog I’ll explain why it’s not working, how I found the root cause and a workaround.

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New version of check_options.sh

A new version of check_options.sh is available on GitHub. Continue reading “New version of check_options.sh”

Oracle Enterprise Manager Audit

Why you should read this blog post? You need to take care of the Audit function from OEM CC even if you don’t want to use it. It’s enabled by default and needs to be managed! Continue reading “Oracle Enterprise Manager Audit”

kfed/kfod – What you need to know

Both utilities are rarely used – usually in case you already ran into a problem. But it’s useful to have basic knowledge because otherwise it’s hard to start with them. This blog post should give you an overview what the utilities are made for. Continue reading “kfed/kfod – What you need to know”