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How to rename listener target in EM Cloud 12c ?






Sometimes it is necessary to rename targets in Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c. In my case I have listener targets discovered by EM12c with the hostname at the end of the target name: TESTDBA_LSN_dbserver1

As I work in a Veritas clustered environment, when the target switches to the other node (dbserver2) the listener target is relocated, but its name is always TESTDBA_LSN_dbserver1.

How to rename a listener target in EM Cloud Control 12c?

We use emcli to list the agent’s targets:

oracle@dbserver1:/opt/oracle/agent12c/core/12.1.0.4.0/bin/ [agent12c] ./emctl config agent 
listtargets | grep TESTDBA

[TESTDBA_SITE1.domain.com, oracle_database]

[TESTDBA_LSN_dbserver1, oracle_listener]

From the Oracle Management Repository, we can also run the query:

SQL>SELECT ENTITY_TYPE,ENTITY_NAME,DISPLAY_NAME
FROM SYSMAN.EM_MANAGEABLE_ENTITIES
WHERE MANAGE_STATUS = 2
and DISPLAY_NAME like '%TESTDBA%'
ORDER BY 1;
ENTITY_TYPE           ENTITY_NAME                          DISPLAY_NAME
oracle_database    TESTDBA_SITE1.domain.com             TESTDBA_SITE1.domain.com
oracle_dbsys       TESTDBA_SITE1.domain.com_sys         TESTDBA_SITE1.domain.com_sys
oracle_listener    TESTDBA_LSN_dbserver1                TESTDBA_LSN_dbserver1

Then from OMS server you can change the display_name:

oracle@omsserver:/home/oracle/[oms12c] emcli modify_target 
-name="TESTDBA_LSN_dbserver1" -type="oracle_listener" -display_name="TESTDBA_LSN"

Target "TESTDBA_LSN_dbserver1:oracle_listener" modified successfully

If we run again the previous query the display name is modified in the repository, and the Cloud 12c console display the name correctly:

SQL>SELECT ENTITY_TYPE,ENTITY_NAME,DISPLAY_NAME
FROM SYSMAN.EM_MANAGEABLE_ENTITIES
WHERE MANAGE_STATUS = 2
and DISPLAY_NAME like '%TESTDBA%'
ORDER BY 1;

ENTITY_TYPE           ENTITY_NAME                       DISPLAY_NAME 
oracle_database    TESTDBA_SITE1.domain.com          TESTDBA_SITE1.domain.com 
oracle_dbsys       TESTDBA_SITE1.domain.com_sys      TESTDBA_SITE1.domain.com_sys 
oracle_listener    TESTDBA_LSN_dbserver1             TESTDBA_LSN

 

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By the way, we need now to change the target name, we use emcli to rename the target from the OMS server but what a surprise the operation is not allowed and we get the following error message:

oracle@omsserver:/home/oracle/ [oms12c] emcli rename_target -target_type="oracle_listener"
 -target_name="TESTDBA_LSN_dbserver1" -new_target_name="TESTDBA_LSN"

Rename not supported for the given Target Type.

 

If we try to run the procedure from the Oracle Management Repository, we notice we have more details in the error message:

SQL> exec em_target.rename_target('oracle_listener','TESTDBA_LSN_dbserver1','TESTDBA_LSN', 'TESTBA_LSN');
BEGIN 
em_target.rename_target('oracle_listener','TESTDBA_LSN_dbserver1','TESTDBA_LSN', 'TESTBA_LSN'); 
END;
*ERROR at line 1:
ORA-20233: -20233 Not allowed
ORA-06512: at "SYSMAN.EM_TARGET", line 8033
ORA-06512: at line 1

I we look more precisely in the sysman em_target package body source code:

-- we will implement rename of agent side targets when it is fully
-- supported by agent
IF ( l_trec.manage_status = MANAGE_STATUS_MANAGED AND
l_trec.emd_url IS NOT NULL)
THEN
raise_application_error(MGMT_GLOBAL.INVALID_PARAMS_ERR,
MGMT_GLOBAL.INVALID_PARAMS_ERR||' Not allowed') ;
END IF ;

 

I decided to test the following modification; I put the code in comment and recreate and recompile the em_target package body:

-- we will implement rename of agent side targets when it is fully     
-- supported by agent  
-- IF ( l_trec.manage_status = MANAGE_STATUS_MANAGED AND   
--     l_trec.emd_url IS NOT NULL)   
-- THEN     
-- raise_application_error(MGMT_GLOBAL.INVALID_PARAMS_ERR,       
--   MGMT_GLOBAL.INVALID_PARAMS_ERR||' Not allowed') ;   
-- END IF ;

And now the target entity rename is working fine:

Oracle@omsserver:/home/oracle/ [oms12c] emcli rename_target 
-target_type="oracle_listener" -target_name="TESTDBA_LSN_dbserver1" 
-new_target_name="TESTDBA_LSN"

Target TESTDBA_LSN_dbserver1 successfully renamed to TESTDBA_LSN.

Finally my listener target has now a correct name:

SQL>SELECT ENTITY_TYPE,ENTITY_NAME,DISPLAY_NAME
FROM SYSMAN.EM_MANAGEABLE_ENTITIES
WHERE MANAGE_STATUS = 2
and DISPLAY_NAME like '%TESTDBA%'
ORDER BY 1;
ENTITY_TYPE          ENTITY_NAME                         DISPLAY_NAME
oracle_database   TESTDBA_SITE1.domain.com            TESTDBA_SITE1.domain.com
oracle_dbsys      TESTDBA_SITE1.domain.com_sys        TESTDBA_SITE1.domain.com_sys
oracle_listener   TESTDBA_LSN                         TESTDBA_LSN

 

Conclusion:

Don’t forget to back up your Oracle Management Repository database before any modifications in the EM_TARGET package, and once you have done your target name modification, uncomment the code you have modified to return to the original situation.

 

 

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Pierre Sicot
Pierre Sicot

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