Official Release: Snow Inventory Oracle Scanner 6.0.1

Blog Post created by Myrja.Schumacher Employee on Nov 21, 2018

Released on November 21, 2018

Release information

Product:                Snow Inventory Oracle Scanner
New version:         6.0.1
Release date:        November 21, 2018
Distribution:          SUS
Current status:     Released


The following enhancements have been implemented in Snow Inventory Oracle Scanner version 6.0.1:

  • Data about Oracle databases is now extracted from the Oracle environment even if it is not possible to run the inventory scan on an instance, or if the scan fails.
  • Discovery of the ORACLE_HOME for running Oracle Database instances has been enhanced to avoid manual configuration of an oratab file or the ORACLE_HOME variable for each database instance.
  • Oracle user credentials are no longer passed to sqlplus on the command line.
  • Initial checks are now carried out on a server to determine if Oracle databases are present. If not, no scanning takes place, improving the response time for Windows environments.
  • Logging for configuration issues has been improved.


The following corrections have been implemented in Snow Inventory Oracle Scanner version 6.0.1:

  • Detection of the Locator feature and Spatial and Graph options are now clearly separated to avoid erroneous detection of these options.
  • Error handling for NullPointerException when aggregating Options has been improved so that inventory of Oracle databases is no longer incomplete.
  • Multiple item entries are no longer reported for a database if the scan of another database generates errors.
  • Debug mode no longer generates corrupted .snowpack files