EM13c: How to Disable Autodiscovery (and Autopromotion) of Clusterware Managed Targets

After we upgraded EM13c, I encountered a problem about automatically promoted listener targets. Since EM12c, I do not add/promote listeners. In earlier versions of EM12c, I had weird problems while monitoring listeners on RAC systems (such as they are detected down although they’re up). Since then, I don’t monitor them (specially SCAN listeners). In EM12c, when I remove a listener, it doesn’t promoted again. With EM13c, I see that listeners are discovered and promoted automatically on each day. First I though, one of my team members accidentally add them, but then I see that it’s an automatic process. After a quick search on MoS, I didn’t find anything and opened a service request. After several mails, Oracle support staff told me that it’s an expected behavior, and I need to disable “autodiscovery” to prevent it (Doc ID 1522674.1) – I really don’t know how I couldn’t find it by myself, but even Oracle support guys spent 3 weeks to find the note 🙂

So if you don’t want your listeners and other clusterware managed targets are discovered and promoted continuesly, you need to disable discovery for these targets:

To disable automatic addition of RAC instance targets:

To disable automatic addition of Listener targets:

To disable automatic addition of ASM instance targets:

To disable automatic addition of Host targets to Cluster targets:

To disable automatic promotion of HAS targets:

You need to run these commands on the OMS server (it’s enough to execute them on one of the OMS servers). After you change the property, all the OMS instances must be restarted for the parameters to be active!

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AWS Big Data Specialist. Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) for EBS R12, Oracle 10g and 11g. Co-author of "Expert Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c" book published by Apress. Awarded as Oracle ACE (in 2011) and Oracle ACE Director (in 2016) for the continuous contributions to the Oracle users community. Founding member, and vice president of Turkish Oracle User Group (TROUG). Presented at various international conferences including Oracle Open World.

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