I'm not sure why a Unix admin needs to be involved... We've set it up on our own and its currently running in our dev/test environments. If no issues come up we'll put it on prod. There are different ways to download the software, via the patch page or the download collector link in the Configuration Support Manager tab. I believe both provide you with the same file. Brandon: We have only placed it in test/dev a few weeks ago and just over a week ago I provided our developers and business users with an overview. I haven't heard of any issues yet and I plan on following up with them. I've used it for a few tars and I haven't gotten the run around.. yet.. ;) ________________________________ From: Ethan Post [mailto:post.ethan@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007 1:53 PM To: Best, David Cc: oracle-l Subject: Re: Oracle Configuration Manager Take into consideration a Unix admin with limited Oracle knowledge just got a notice from Oracle strongly recommending the application of a "patch". From what I see on metalink this is self contained software which is currently not installed on the OS. This is not a patch. That is tis what I regard as deceptive. I will check out some of the training. Thanks, Ethan On 2/19/07, Best, David <David.Best@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Nothing deceptive about it, you should read up on it via the Metalink tab "Configuration Manager". We've set it up on a couple of environments to test it out and it seems to speed up the process. I've always found that the first time you open a tar there is a period of back and forth with Oracle requesting information. There is alot of information on Metalink about what information they are collecting, tutorials etc. This message may contain privileged and/or confidential information. If you have received this e-mail in error or are not the intended recipient, you may not use, copy, disseminate or distribute it; do not open any attachments, delete it immediately from your system and notify the sender promptly by e-mail that you have done so. Thank you.