This topic describes how to refresh an environment.

After you make changes to an environment that you have already set up in the Delphix Management application, such as installing a new database home, creating a new database, or adding a new listener, you may need to refresh the environment to reflect these changes. 

During environment discovery and environment refreshes, Delphix pushes a fresh copy of the toolkit to each host environment. Included in the toolkit are:

  • A Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
  • Delphix jar files
  • The hostchecker utility
  • Scripts for managing the environment and/or VDBs
  • Delphix Connector log files

When you refresh the environment it will push the toolkit back to the directory identified as the "Toolkit Directory" for the given environment. Once this completes, you should be able to bring the dSource back online.

Delphix then executes some of these scripts to discover information about the objects in your environment (where the databases are installed,  the database names, information required to connect to these databases, etc.). In some environments (Windows in particular), the scripts are customized to fit the customer’s environment.


An environment refresh or discovery operation does not alter the source configuration of manually added databases. If you have added the databases manually, then Delphix does not update its source configuration upon discovering a change.


  1. Login to the Delphix Management application.
  2. Click Manage.
  3. Select Environments.
  4. In the Environments panel, click the name of the environment you want to refresh.
  5. Select the Refresh icon.
  6. In the Refresh confirmation dialog select Refresh.