Re: why do I need dbcontrol?
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 12:02:51 -0400
I think the answer to "Why" is up to you.
What does DB Control do for you that allows you to give better service to your customers?
If you've got Enterprise Edition, you might want to consider setting up Grid Control. I've been running Grid on "throw-away" Intel boxes for some time. Just recently able to get a 16GB RAM 2-processor dual-core 64bit box that was retired (because it wasn't "robust" enough for the Windows IIS application they had running). Using the Linux download from Oracle. Previously I had it on a 32-bit box with 2GB of RAM and it ran okay. Not really stellar, but it did what I needed it to do which was provide another source for monitoring and notification. I'm still a command line dinosaur, and have scripts that redundantly monitor the major pain points I might encounter, but I'm really getting to like GC. Good quick overview. I've put all my production DBs into one report that I can look at several times a day which saves me logging into every server and poking around. Experimenting with provisioning now.
Nice thing about GC is that it uses an agent, so the webserver isn't running on every box. The agent can be (and is in my case) made to communicate with the GC server in secure mode so I'm not locking down web servers on every box.
On 4/25/08, Mayen.Shah_at_lazard.com <Mayen.Shah_at_lazard.com> wrote:
> 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 (10.2.0.3 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.