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RE: Oracle & HP OV SPI

From: Hostetter, Jay M <>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 15:25:19 -0400
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Ask for the SPI documentation. I believe it comes with numerous templates for monitoring oracle. You can pick and choose what you want to monitor. You will need to setup a login to each database for the SPI to use.

We use Openview for monitoring various nodes. We purchased 1 SPI license just for testing purposes, but we never fully implemented it because:

  1. At the time, the agents didn't run on our platform.
  2. Our existing kornshell scripts did a fine job of monitoring the databases.
  3. The licensing fee per database instance wasn't in our budget.

If you are responsible for your company's Oracle databases, you need to get your hands on the box that runs OV, because it probably uses an Oracle database (at least our does - don't know if it is compatible with other dbs). Watch out for "message storms" which will flood tablespaces in your OV database.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Alex Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 2:47 PM To:
Subject: Oracle & HP OV SPI


Has anyone had some exp. with HP OV SPI (Smart Plugin). I've been told that this software has been purchased in the past and HP Engineer in our Op Control Dept will be setting it up to monitor our db instances. They've asked that I provide some threshholds for the monitoring purposes. Can someone advice what basic items and what they are should be provided?



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