Installing a agent on a Linux 5.x platform from a 13.1 OMS

Is that enough version numbers for you? 🙂

The issue this post will address (very briefly because it’s the week before OOW2016 and life is crazy!) is this. If you are running a 13.1 version of the OMS, and you try to push a agent to a Linux box that’s running some version of 5.x (such as RHEL5 or OL5), you will get an error message saying you are unable to install the agent on that particular host.

Now there is a way to get around that issue. You will need to first install 2 patches on the OMS:

  • Patch 22581985: agent & 13.1 OMS returns ERROR- Failed to Update Target Type Metadata
  • Patch 22741755: Add PS4 agents to monitor OEL5 systems not be available after upgrade to 13.1BP1

Once you have done that, all you need to do is follow the instructions in Support Note 2128756.1 (search for it on as I get the internal version when I try to access it), and voila!


After 22 years of working at Oracle in just about every role except Marketing and Support, in December 2016 I moved to a new role with a small company called archTIS, based out of Barton in the ACT, Australia. My new role is the technical architect for the company and I own the product technical solutions for the products produced by archTIS. archTIS has developed strategic architecture and solution services to enable the rapid implementation and accreditation of secure information management and sharing capabilities for both the enterprise and the smaller communities of interest. You can find out more about the company at our web site, I am also a member of the OakTable Network, and have presented at RMOUG Training Days, Hotsos Symposia, Oracle OpenWorld conferences, and other user group events. I have co-authored the Expert Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and Practical Oracle Database Appliance books published by Apress, and am one of the authors of the Building Database Clouds in Oracle Database 12c book published by Addison Wesley.

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