RE: why do I need dbcontrol?

From: John Hallas <>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 16:00:22 +0100
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I am not sure that dbcontrol would class as a web server, however...  

You do not need dbcontrol if you do not want to use Enterprise manager to maintain and manage all your databases.

Not using EM would mean that you would need to have to log onto each database server to check for problems and to make changes. This is both time consuming and in-effective.  

Instead of using dbcontrol I would be tempted to pitch for starting a project to create a Grid Control EM environment where all databases can be managed from a single web page.  

[] On Behalf Of
Sent: 25 April 2008 15:12
To: oracle-l
Subject: why do I need dbcontrol?  

Hello Everyone,

I need some non technical help (more political).

As a standard installation/configuration I configure iSQL*Plus and dbcontrol for every 10g database in our environment ( on Solaris if that matters). We do not have Oracle application server.

My manager suddenly woke up and asking for justification for installing isqlplus and dbcontrol. I know isqlplus is not of much of significance but I have to justify why I need dbcontrol. Below is exact email from him:


By Monday, can you send me a quick email with the following:

-All Oracle services that we have implemented that require a web server
running on the host database machine
-Reasons why we need to have these web services running
-What do we lose if we do not implement these services


Can some one please help me with this, so "Non-Oracle" person can understand why I need dbcontrol.

Thank you very much.


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