Requirements to discover an Oracle database instance

The requirements to discover an Oracle database instance vary for UNIX and Windows.

UNIX operating system requirements

In the UNIX operating system

  • Discovery requires credentials that allow read permission to the oratab file.
  • Discovery requires credentials that allow read permission to the System Parameter file.
  • Discovery identifies a running instance of an Oracle database from the process that starts with ora_pmon_. Ensure this process is running in the IP range you designate.

Windows operating system requirements

In the Windows operating system

  • Discovery requires credentials that allow read permission to the System Parameter file.
  • Discovery identifies a running instance of an Oracle database from the oracle.exe process. Ensure this process is running in the IP range you designate.