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RE: Monitoring Tool Evaluation methodology

From: Deshpande, Kirti <>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 09:18:44 -0800
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What versions of Oracle are you using?  

I am proposing de-installing PATROL at our work place (It is the same one I took pride in installing and supporting a few years ago). Got tired of : The "next release" will support all the new features (LMTs, partitioning etc). But all these are currently in use, and so databases using those are taken out PATROL's care !

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Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2002 1:54 AM To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

eGurkha ?

Why don't companies do more DD before naming products ? The Gurkhas were special forces in the British Army, trained to DESTROY and DEMOLISH ! So, is this an electronic version of it (eGurkha) ? Not likely to score points with the Brits for installing this on their systems eh ?

Toyota made a similar blunder with their MR2 in Spain, France and Portugal
(pronounce the letters MR2 in any of these languages, and it sounds like
Toyota Merda , yes ?).

On the serious side, look at how much memory this occupies. I just came back from an engagement where BMC PAtrol was installed on a W2K server, and it consumed 900 MB of REAL memory to give a bunch of mostly meaningless information (but oh so impressive), not a pretty picture.

Another thing to do is when the vendor explains all the wonderful features of what it is supposed to do, make sure you have a large shovel nearby. Then again, I have been wrong before (and not ashamed to admit it).

Ferenc Mantfeld

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Sent:	Thursday, November 28, 2002 5:44 PM
To:	Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
Subject:	Monitoring Tool Evaluation methodology

We are evaluating a monitoring Tool (eGurkha) for Unix/NT/Oracle monitoring

What features should be Looked into while Evaluating ? Are there any Best practices for doing this kind of Evaluation ? Any Comments on this tool in particular by any who might have used this tool ?

eGurkha Monitoring Tool has the following Features :-

Operating System (NT / Unix)

	CPU Utilization Pattern (Includes multi CPU support)
	Memory / Swap / Paging pattern
	Disk IO pattern per Partition
	Process Limits and Monitor
	Daemon processes
	Ports in use
	Packets Traffic
	Errors / Retries
	Congestion, Network Delays

	Status - Up / Down
	Tablespace monitoring
	Datafile monitoring
	Locks monitoring
	Session monitoring
	Rollback Segment Monitoring
	Memory structures monitoring
	Sort Efficiency monitoring
	Redo Log Monitoring
	Oracle processes monitoring - CPU , Memory Utilized

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