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  • We have moved to http://onlineAppsDBA.com kindly check http://onlineAppsDBA.comin future
    AD Utilities for Apps DBA
    Wednesday, August 09, 2006
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    From now to next few sessions I will be discussuing very important product from DBA's prespective i.e. AD also called as Application DBA ( ;-) I think its named AD after Application DBA )

    AD_TOP is product in Aplication which is under directory APPL_TOP/ad/11.5.0 ( If you are not familiar with TOP please read my previous post about TOP's )

    This top containin Utilities & program code which is very frequently used by DBA's . So where are these utilities or program in file system ? (I think you all know but for begineers its in AD_TOP/bin )

    Lets see one line definition of each

    AD Utility ?
    AD Utilities are a group of tools designed to install, upgrade, maintain, and patch applications.

    ADPATCH ?
    is a utility that is used to apply individual patches, mini-packs, or maintenance packs to an Oracle Applications instance.

    ADADMIN ?
    AD Administration (adadmin) is used performs maintenance/administration tasks on an Oracle Appls Instance. Task associated with adadmin are divided into two broad categories database and file system task.

    ADCTRL ?
    Utility to determine status of worker (started by adpatch , adadmin or other ad utility) and to control ( restart/drop/skip) workers.

    ADRELINK ?
    Used to relink apps executables with product libraries , if some library defination is changed or executable is corrupted.

    ADMRGPCH ?
    To merge different patches & create single patch . This is helpful when you have too many patches , you can merge them & apply in one shot.

    ADCLONE ?
    Utility to clone Insatnce from Test to Prod , Vice Versa

    ADCONFIG ?
    To configure different components in Aplications like changing port number or domainname or incresing number of JVM's

    ADIDENT ?
    utility to find version of a file in oracle applications (Identification )

    ADLICMGR ?
    To license a product in applications , you might have license to use only 10 products initially then later decided to use 5 more so license them first by this utility

    ADSPLICE ?
    You add a product in application, by default you might have 90-105 ( may be more ) products like AP, GL, AR and now oracle released one more product so add this product using this utility .

    This is overview & usages of each application DBA Utility , now in next topic I will start with patching & how these utilities are used & options available with them . If you are amazed/confused whats this patching donot worry I will explain in deatil but if you are a DBA you might already be knowing patching & might have applied coupel of database patches using opatch now lets use ADPATCH to apply application or apps patches.

    Donot forget to leave your comment & feedback .

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    posted by Atul Kumar @ 2:36 PM  
    31 Comments:
    • At 2:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      What is the difference between a patch and a minipack, family pack etc.

       
    • At 2:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Next topic is applying patch i guess ?

      Can you please let us know with a sample example, also link to download a small patch and apply the same.

       
    • At 4:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      very helpful. Thanks and keep the good work.

       
    • At 7:26 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Sure, I will include demo patch or give a link to download it from my site . If I forget please do remind me to upload a sample demo patch .

      Oracle Apps DBA

       
    • At 4:21 PM, Blogger fhasweh said…

      good work keep the good job

      fadi

       
    • At 8:34 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Hi Users,
      I checked with Oracle Team , If I can pass on any Demo patch to User's without metalink ID & they came back saying I am not allowed to do so , Hence I will not Upload any patches .

       
    • At 8:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      This is very good. please include cloning documenst for multinode to single ode on hp/solaris env and also on rapid clone ..

       
    • At 8:55 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Hi,
      I will post multinode to single node clone & rapid clone. I am afraid I might not be able to go to detail specific to Operating System. I am trying to give overview of topics used by Apps DBA. I'll definately point out specific metalink note specific to O.S.

      Atul

       
    • At 1:06 PM, Blogger sanjay said…

      if i am applying one patch and some bug has been occured during application of patch. it is suggested that new new patch is to be applied what will be the steps ?

       
    • At 12:32 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Sanjay,
      In such cases you have to come out of first patch session by ctrl + C or ctrl + D when you restart adaptch again it will prompt you if you want to restart from where you left last time say No & then select new patch you want to apply .

      Atul

       
    • At 7:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      my question is still unanswered...
      could you please let me know whats the option "Copy files to destination" in adadmin?

       
    • At 10:17 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Anonymous,
      For Copy file to destination , It checks file version in respective location with one in patch directory & if it finds higher version in patch directory of a product it replaces them with one in patch directory .

      Do you wish to copy UNCONDITIONALLY when a target file exists [No] ?

      Processing files Application Object Library...

      Processing files Application Utilities...

      Processing files Applications DBA...

      Processing files Common Modules-AK...

      Processing files Subledger Accounting...

      In logs you will see entry like

      Version check:
      /u01/test/appl/asn/11.5.0/media/ASNFUNL1.gif
      version is equal to or lower than
      /u01/test/comn/java/oracle/apps/media/ASNFUNL1.gif.
      File will not be copied to destination.

      Up-to-date : cztag.jar
      WARNING: The following path(s), defined in /u01/test/appl/cz/11.5.0/ja
      va/make/czjar.dep as elements of the output file cztag.jar, could not be found i
      n any area:
      oracle/apps/cz/runtime/tag

      Atul

       
    • At 7:03 AM, Blogger pavan said…

      i want to know about ad utilities , ad patching n ad clone

       
    • At 12:03 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Hi Pavan,
      adpatch, adclone, adident, adadmin ... are all ad utility . Do let me know on which ad utility you want to hear more & to what deapth . Few things about adpatch you can find in "PATCHING" at left menu bar of this blog

       
    • At 6:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      whats generate jar files?what exactly does adadmin do when it generates the jar files?

       
    • At 9:13 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Hi Anonymous

      This is from Apps maintenance utilities guide

      It signs JAR files (if on the web server) and does the following:
      ■ Generates product JAR files in JAVA_TOP and copies them to APPL_TOP.
      ■ Generates other Java-related files under APPL_TOP and JAVA_TOP.
      ■ Recreates Java libraries (appsborg.zip and appsborg2.zip) under APPL_TOP and
      JAVA_TOP.

       
    • At 9:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      I have already read this guide but it doesnt answer my question thats why tried ur blog.it generates jar files means???what exactly does it do while generation????

       
    • At 10:33 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Anonymous JAR files are java archives (collection of java files with ext .java) these java files are used in java programming on which apps is built . Generate jar files wil generate these jar files in your JAVA_TOP & copy them to APPL_TOP. This option (generate jar files) also create some zip files (java related) & other java files.

      Do let me know if you have any further doubt in this.

       
    • At 6:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      i think ur understanding is wrong. java code is never shipped. its the class files that are shipped and class files cant be compiled witout the java code. thats why i was wondering what exactly happens during this step???sorry to bug u but i guess u dont have the answer with u....

       
    • At 7:19 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Hi Anonymous,
      Thanks for the feedback.

      Atul

       
    • At 6:38 AM, Blogger Nikhil said…

      Hi Atul!

      U have done a great job!

      These are all very usefull for DBA starters.

      Keep Going!!

      Cheerz,
      Nikhil

       
    • At 10:24 AM, Anonymous supriya reddy said…

      hi atul!!

      u have done really a good job!!
      kepp going .

       
    • At 8:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Hi,
      Nice work dude.Very helpful to me.Can u post the adutilities in detail.

       
    • At 12:38 PM, Anonymous Chandrashekar said…

      Good work

       
    • At 2:41 PM, Anonymous vipps said…

      Thanks for your valuable information. It will help to understand AD utilities within hours.

       
    • At 2:43 PM, Anonymous vipps said…

      CAN u tell me abt CUSTOM EXTENSION in detail..

       
    • At 11:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      How does ADADMIN know which is the database tier and which is the Forms tier...because I can see two sets of different option which comes up when adadmin is used in different tiers..

       
    • At 10:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      what exactly happens when u run adpatch what exactly it does?

       
    • At 10:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      when you use adrelink it generates the corrpted executables but how it does?

       
    • At 10:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      do you have any patching and cloning issues if so can you please update them

       
    • At 11:18 AM, Blogger apple said…

      nice work..

       
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