Re: Anyone using GC 10.2 to monitor SQL Server 2K/2K5?

From: Bradd Piontek <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 18:17:16 -0500
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I use the SQL Add-on to monitor SQL 2000/2005 SQL 2000 - a bit more setup to get the perf metrics working. Not sure I ever got this working on Windows 2000. On Windows 2003 is was much simpler.

SQL 2005 - Again, works pretty good. I do have an SR open with oracle. It is my belief they are not collecting the right source data for Database space used. All my databases show less than a percent of free space when in actuality there is 90% plus free in each database. I have found support by Oracle a bit slow, and not very knowledgable when it comes to the plug-ins.

Bradd Piontek
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On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 2:53 PM, Rich Jesse <> wrote:

> Hey all,
> Keeping the OEM threads alive...
> Using SQL Server's version of Enterpise Manager or Management Studio to
> monitor SSs is an inefficient, time-consuming, and sieve-like way to
> manage.
> I've installed Grid Control and am using it to monitor all of
> our
> 5 Oracle DBs (including XE and the OMS repository -- we're not that big).
> Since our XE DB is on Win32, I've installed an Agent there and have
> encountered the usual slew of Oracle-on-Windows issues coming from a Unix
> environment, but nothing that's insurmountable.
> Does anyone use GC to monitor SQL Server 2K and/or 2K5? I installed the
> Server plugin to GC and had deployed it to my laptop as a test, but with
> very limited time, I'm afraid that my "testing" was empirical at best. And
> then my laptop died a horrible death...
> At this point, I'm looking for feedback before spending the time to
> reinstall everything I'd need to test. I'm not terribly interested in
> performance metrics yet, but mostly centralized error/event notification.
> Simple answers to:
> 1) Are you using GC to monitor SQL Server 2K/2K5 on Server 2K/2K3 (32bit)?
> 2) Why/not?
> 3) Any major gotchas?
> TIA!
> Rich
> --

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