Deploy the Snow Inventory Oracle Scanner

Note

  • All agents (Windows, Linux, macOS, Unix and SIOS) are updated through the Snow Update Service (SUS). By default, all agent files are stored in the C:\ProgramData\SnowSoftware\Inventory\Resources\Agent folder on the Inventory server.

  • The Snow Inventory Oracle Scanner (SIOS) requires that one of the other three agents (Windows, Linux, or Unix since Oracle Database cannot be installed on macOS) is installed along with it. Technically, the sios.jar file is a regarded a "support file" that needs to be put in the same folder as the snowagent.exe file.

Upgrade an existing SIOS installation

To deploy a higher version of SIOS to a client computer that already has SIOS installed, create an agent update job and include the sios.jar file as a support file.

The following instruction will take you through the steps. To see a more detailed instruction of how to create a new agent update, refer to Create a new agent update.

To upgrade an existing SIOS installation, do this:

  1. Verify that the latest sios.jar file has been downloaded to the Inventory server by SUS.

    Example 47.

    In this example, the sios.jar file for SIOS version 5.0.1 exists in the C:\ProgramData\SnowSoftware\Inventory\Resources\Agent\sios\5.0.1 path.

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    If no such file or directory exists, make sure to run SUS to download the latest versions of the Inventory agents.

  2. In the Inventory Server Admin Console, navigate to the Agent Updates view, and then click Create new.

  3. On the General page:

    1. Type an appropriate Name of the new update.

    2. Select the Target operating system that the agent update will be created for.

    3. Click Next.

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  4. On the Content page:

    1. In the Add support files section, click Add and then browse for the sios.jar file (see step 1).

    2. Click Next.

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  5. On the Targets page:

    1. Specify in what Site the targets of the update are to be found.

    2. By default, All devices in that site will be targets for the update. To target a subset of the devices, use the Configurations, Devices, or View options.

    3. Click Next.

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  6. On the Scheduling page, decide either to publish the update immediately or to schedule it to a future date and time, for example an upcoming service window. To publish the update immediately, just click Next.

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  7. On the Summary page, verify that the settings are correct, and then click Publish.

  8. The agent update is now published. The targeted agents will automatically upgrade themselves the next time they connect to the Inventory server. Follow the update progress in the Agent updates view of the Admin Console.

Install SIOS for the first time

To deploy SIOS to a client computer that doesn't yet have SIOS installed, create an agent update job and include both a configuration file and the sios.jar file as support files. The configuration needs to include settings for the Oracle scan.

The following instructions will take you through the steps. To see a more detailed instruction of how to create a new configuration and a new agent update, refer to Create a new configuration and Create a new agent update.

Note

  • You need to create one configuration file for each operating system type for which you want to perform an Oracle scan.

  • Use an existing configuration for the operating system type as template by copying it in the Admin Console.

To copy an existing configuration:

  1. In the Inventory Server Admin Console, navigate to the Configurations view.

  2. In the list of existing configurations, select the configuration to be copied, and then click Copy.

  3. Give the configuration an appropriate name for easy identification.

  4. On the Oracle page, click the Enable Oracle scan check box.

    Then, make the settings for running a scan in your Oracle environment.

    For detailed information on the settings, refer to Oracle.

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  5. Save the new configuration for SIOS.

To export the new configuration to file:

  1. In the Configurations view, select the new configuration for SIOS, and then click Export to file.

  2. Browse for a location where to save the file and type an appropriate File name.

  3. Verify that the file type is set to Configuration (*.config), and then click Save.

To create an agent update containing the configuration file and the sios.jar file:

  1. In the Agent updates view, click Create new.

  2. Follow the instructions in the Upgrade an existing SIOS installation section.

    Note

    On the Content page, add both the new configuration file and the sios.jar file as support files.