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RE: Database monitoring tools

From: Leonard, George <>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 12:13:42 +0200
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Statspak viewer ( has some graphic displ= ays that hook into the V$ views,

There was also a web based tool called Mamba

George Leonard
Oracle Database Administrator
New Dawn Technologies @ Wesbank

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-----Original Message-----
From: [ ] On Behalf Of Antonio Belloni
Sent: 25 November 2004 19:47 PM
Subject: Database monitoring tools

Hi list,

We=B4ve been , for several years , monitoring and administering our Oracle databases with custom-made SQL scripts.=20

Using those scripts we are able to proactively avoid possible problems and everything works fine , performance is good , no one is complaining.

But , I don=B4t know why (maybe to show some nice hit ratios graphs to CIO) , management decided that we need a GUI tool to monitor our databases. I tried to deceive him from the idea , because we are a small shop (+- 10 instances , 50 Gb the largest one) and such tools are expensive , etc. But all my arguments were not sufficient to change his mind.

So , we are evaluating GUI tools and we=B4ve already looked at:

- BMC Patrol
- Quest Central
- Embarcadero=20
- OEM (with diagnostic , performance and change
management packs)

Funny , now management agrees with me and said that all they are expensive tools.

So , I wish to know what you guys are using to monitor and administer your databases , if there is open-source monitoring tools (I=B4ve tested one called VROOM but , in my opinion , it su**s) and what you think about such tools. Maybe , with other points of view I can make him (the manager) to decide to keep using our scripts or dig in the pocket and buy the necessary tools.

Sorry for the long message and thanks in advance. Regards,
Antonio Belloni


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