Oracle database products


  • Inventory of Oracle database products is only available for the Snow Inventory Agents for Linux, Unix, and Windows

The Snow Inventory Agent can perform inventory of Oracle database products. Automatic discovery and inventory of all Oracle instances on the computer is achieved by the Snow Inventory Oracle Scanner (SIOS).


SIOS requires Java Runtime Environment 6.0 (1.6) or later to be installed. Due to an internal defect in Java, Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0_7 must not be used.

When Oracle scan is enabled in the configuration, the agent will be triggered to run SIOS as part of the inventory process, and automatically perform an inventory of all Oracle database instances found. For information on advanced configuration options for the Oracle database inventory, see Snow Inventory Oracle Scanner.

If multiple versions of Java are installed on a computer and the default Java version available in the path is not version 1.6 or later, the system setting named env.java_home in the configuration file can be used to specify the location to the Java installation to use. The agent will then try to run Java using the following path to the executable. Examples:

  • Linux and Unix: <Setting key="env.java_home" value="/usr/bin/java"/>

  • Windows: <Setting key="env.java_home" value="C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_111"/>

This setting controls the Java version of the SIOS, and is applicable to the Windows and Linux agents.