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From: Jesse, Rich <>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2006 10:35:25 -0600
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Am I the only one to think that OEM 10g Grid Control is not a solid product?

Has no one else had the 375+ "WARNING: Subscription for node down event still pending" messages/day in their listener.log?

Has no one else needed to "reset" a target due to errors in OEM? Once a target is deleted (required to "reset" confusion between an Agent and the EMS), it doesn't appear to be able to be re-addeded by dynamic discovery. And there also doesn't appear to be a way to delete the list of deleted targets. In order to initiate dynamic discovery on the Agent side, it must be re-effing-installed.

Has no one else noticed that the Agent's processes regularly cause forty SYS/PUBLIC objects to become invalid, flagging a policy violation in EM. The workaround is to drop that policy.

Has no one else been annoyed at having to install three new Oracle Homes on the Console server just to get the thing running?

This does not make my life easier -- it makes it harder. I would much rather pay to run a reliable GUI on a stupid Winders box than have to deal with wondering why I didn't get notified of a DB down, or having to spend weeks figuring out how to avoid getting paged constantly due the amount of errors OEM Grid generates.

Or has 10gR2 improved this at all?


p.s. Apologies for rehashing some of my post from 06/2005.

-----Original Message-----

[] On Behalf Of Arnold, Sandra Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 10:12 AM To:;;
Subject: RE: database monitoring tools

I have just installed and implemented OEM Grid Control v2. It is still early to tell but so far I am impressed with what I have seen so far.

I am running the Repository db, OEM Server, etc on Red Hat Linux. In addition, I have the agent installed on 3 Sun Solaris servers. One version 5.9 64-bit and two version 5.10 64-bit.

Sandra Arnold
Senior Oracle DBA
NCI Information Systems
Oak Ridge, TN
-----Original Message-----

[] On Behalf Of Reidy, Ron Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 10:58 AM To:; Subject: RE: database monitoring tools

OEM GridControl v2.


Ron Reidy
Lead DBA
Array BioPharma, Inc.

-----Original Message-----

[] On Behalf Of Doug Britnell Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 8:53 AM To:
Subject: database monitoring tools

Hi all,

First post.

Am looking for advice/recommendations on 3rd party monitoring tools specifically for 10g.

Here's a list of some of the things I'd like to monitor...many instances

across many servers

a.. object next extent fail
a.. storage report
a.. instance status
a.. log switches summary
a.. users in a locked state
a.. mount point nearing full
a.. Wait States
a.. Logical vs Physical reads per Tablespace
a.. SQL*Net
a.. Rollback/Undo Statistics
a.. Rollback/Undo Contention
a.. Get/Hit Ratio
a.. Pin Hit Ratio
a.. Library Cache
a.. Buffer Cache


Doug Britnell


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