Call now: 252-767-6166  
Oracle Training Oracle Support Development Oracle Apps

 E-mail Us
 Oracle Articles
New Oracle Articles

 Oracle Training
 Oracle Tips

 Oracle Forum
 Class Catalog

 Remote DBA
 Oracle Tuning
 Emergency 911
 RAC Support
 Apps Support
 Oracle Support

 SQL Tuning

 Oracle UNIX
 Oracle Linux
 Remote s
 Remote plans
 Application Server

 Oracle Forms
 Oracle Portal
 App Upgrades
 SQL Server
 Oracle Concepts
 Software Support

 Remote S


 Consulting Staff
 Consulting Prices
 Help Wanted!


 Oracle Posters
 Oracle Books

 Oracle Scripts

Don Burleson Blog 







Capturing server information with UNIX - reporting functions on multiple servers
Oracle Tips by Burleson Consulting

Capturing server information with UNIX

For the Oracle DBA who performs reporting functions on multiple servers, capturing the server name is very important. This is especially true in cases where several databases with the same name exist in several servers, and the report must show the server name to properly identify the database.
The most common command to gather server information is the uname a command. Here is an example of the output from this command in Solaris UNIX.

root> uname -a
SunOS goofy 5.8 Generic_103634-03 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-80

Here is the uname a command on a HP/UX server:
root> uname -a

HP-UX penguin B.10.20 A 9000/871 2639229148 two-user license
Here we see that the first column is the UNIX dialect (SonOS, HP-UX), the server name (goofy, penguin), the version of the OS, the serial number of the server, and miscellaneous server information.
If we just need the server name for an Oracle report, we can extend the uname a command to capture the server name by using the awk utility and parsing-out the first column of output:

root> uname -a|awk '{ print $2 }'

UNIX also provides the hostname command to display the server name.

root> hostname

The above is an excerpt from the "Oracle9i UNIX Administration Handbook" by Oracle press, authored by Donald K. Burleson.




Oracle Training at Sea
oracle dba poster

Follow us on Twitter 
Oracle performance tuning software 
Oracle Linux poster


Burleson is the American Team

Note: This Oracle documentation was created as a support and Oracle training reference for use by our DBA performance tuning consulting professionals.  Feel free to ask questions on our Oracle forum.

Verify experience! Anyone considering using the services of an Oracle support expert should independently investigate their credentials and experience, and not rely on advertisements and self-proclaimed expertise. All legitimate Oracle experts publish their Oracle qualifications.

Errata?  Oracle technology is changing and we strive to update our BC Oracle support information.  If you find an error or have a suggestion for improving our content, we would appreciate your feedback.  Just  e-mail:  

and include the URL for the page.


Burleson Consulting

The Oracle of Database Support

Oracle Performance Tuning

Remote DBA Services


Copyright © 1996 -  2020

All rights reserved by Burleson

Oracle ® is the registered trademark of Oracle Corporation.