Possible Options False Positives From Oracle Enterprise Manager Report

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The Possible Options False Positives From Oracle Enterprise Manager report collects all Oracle options that consume from licenses and have no corresponding Oracle database instances. The usage of these options might have been incorrectly reported by Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM).

OEM provides precious information about activated packs on the “target” instances that are managed by OEM. However, sometimes when old targets have not been removed from an OEM configuration, false positives can happen. Reversely, false positives can also happen when OEM reports usage of packs for the Oracle instances that have not been inventoried by the Flexera agent or the beacon.

This report provides a list of the instances that show consumption against an Oracle option license but have no corresponding Oracle database instance with the same name on the same device.

The instances listed are either options with false positives or genuine OEM managed Oracle instances that have not been inventoried.

If the instances are causing verified false positives, you can either ask the OEM administrators to remove the obsolete targets or exempt the instance from the option licenses that it is consuming.

Generating the report

  1. Go to the Possible Options False Positives From Oracle Enterprise Manager page (Reporting > Operations Reports > Possible Options False Positives From Oracle Enterprise Manager). You can also access this report by going to the Saved Reports page (Reporting > Saved Reports & Views > Saved Reports), navigating to the "SAM Operations" folder, and clicking Possible Options False Positives From Oracle Enterprise Manager.
  2. Click Run report.

Reading the report

The following table lists all the columns that are available in the report. Some columns are not displayed by default; however, you can make them visible by moving them out of the column chooser.

Column name Description
Consumed license The Oracle option license that shows consumption against this Oracle instance.
Device inventory date The date of the latest inventory of the device.
Device name The name of the device that hosts the managed Oracle instance.
Instance is Licensable This is a Yes/No flag indicating whether the Oracle instance is consuming a license.
Instance name The name of the Oracle instance that has Option / Management Pack usage reported.
Instance record last modification date The date when the record in the database was last updated. This information helps the user to determine whether this is an aging record.
Option name The name of the Oracle option that has reported usage and has consumed from a license.
Oracle inventory date The date when the Oracle inventory script collected the data.
Other instances on same device have justified consumption for the same license This is a Yes/No flag. This flag indicates whether Oracle instances are genuinely consuming from the same option license on the same device. If this flag is Yes, the option false positive has no impact on the option license consumption.
Reporting Enterprise Manager (Instance) The device name of the Oracle Enterprise Manager and the instance that reported the pack usage. This information is not always available.

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