BroadSoft BroadWorks Database Server (DBS) - Cheat Sheet

The BroadSoft BroadWorks DBS is a different animal than other BroadWorks servers, and it requires a special set of commands to keep it alive and well. The level of care and feeding required for the database reminds of BroadWorks App Server release R12 and R13; those were not happy days.

Check status of the FRA Disk Group

  • dbsctl diskinfo
  • /etc/init.d/oracleasm listdisks
    • On a healthy, normal system, this should list two entries: DATA and FRA
  • srvctl status diskgroup -g FRA
  • As root: /sbin/blkid | grep asm

Installation Logs

These show a lot of what happen when installing the Oracle parts of the DBS:

  • /var/broadworks/logs/installation/oracle*
  • /u01/app/oraInventory/logs/installActions* show

Convert a standalone DBS to be a secondary DBS

  1. Clear ASM DATA and FRA disk groups
  2. Install DBS on DBS2 as a standalone primary
  3. On the primary/active DBS: use config-ssh to mesh both bwadmin and oracle accounts
  4. On the other DBS which will become the standby: sitectl convert bwCentralizedDbX
  5. On the primary/active DBS: peerctl add dbs2

Fix the kernel 2.6.18-400.1.1.el5 name mismatch for OracleASM

Upgrading to the BroadWorks DBS R20sp1 requires a kernel update. As of 2014 December 19, updating the RHEL 5 kernel installs version 2.6.18-400.1.1.el5.

However, only oracleasm-2.6.18-400.el5-2.0.5-1.el5 is available from Oracle.

However, the kernel module appears to be cross-compatible. Here's how I moved it:

mkdir -p /lib/modules/2.6.18-400.1.1.el5/kernel/drivers/addon/oracleasm
cp /lib/modules/2.6.18-400.el5/kernel/drivers/addon/oracleasm/oracleasm.ko /lib/modules/2.6.18-400.1.1.el5/kernel/drivers/addon/oracleasm
cat /lib/modules/2.6.18-400.el5/modules.dep >> /lib/modules/2.6.18-400.1.1.el5/modules.dep

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