How To Know The OS Of Installation Using The Inventory

Of course, it sounds like a little stupied, if you are executing the binarys from that ORACLE_HOME you need know which operating system you are executing. The issue is when you restore from tape a older backup of an ORACLE_HOME or a client send you a copy but don’t specify (or maybe he/she don’t know it).

This is a easy way to check it. After you unzip o tar -x if you must verify in


The file oraclehomeproperties.xml. With a cat or view it will be enough. The output is similar to this;


<?xml version = '1.0' encoding = 'UTF-8'?>
<!-- Copyright (c) 1999, 2014, Oracle and/or its affiliates.
All rights reserved. -->
<!-- Do not modify the contents of this file by hand. --><ORACLEHOME_INFO>
      <ARU_ID_DESCRIPTION>Solaris Operating System (SPARC 64-bit)



In this case, <ARU_ID_DESCRIPTION> tag give us the information we are looking for: Solaris Operating System (SPARC 64-bit). You can see in this case it is member of a cluster too.




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