Re: Grid control agent

From: DA Morgan <>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 05:25:48 -0700
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Mladen Gogala wrote:
> On Fri, 07 Mar 2008 04:51:57 -0800, newbie wrote:

>> I have a oracle 10 agent installed on a server and I have changed the
>> file on this and have stopped and started the agent

> Grid control is a poorly documented bloatware with disgusting XML config
> files. You need a special agent to run it, the one that comes with the
> database cannot be used and must be turned off. It does have some nice
> monitoring options but it requires huge resources as it is J2EE, Perl,
> Apache and PHP, all rolled into one. I usually prefer doing a root
> canal over installing and configuring grid control. I find Nagios equally
> good for monitoring and much easier to configure.

I agree about the disgusting XML config files. I keep wondering how any company as smart as Oracle could have gotten itself into this particular form of mental disease known as XML. XML is good for what it was developed to do ... messaging. This urge to therefore use XML to brush your teeth and take the children to school is just ridiculous.

On the other hand I like the Grid Control, don't find it a resource hog, and from my experience it does not require turning off the DB Console agent. Where have you seen that in the docs or found that to be the case? Thanks.

Daniel A. Morgan
Oracle Ace Director & Instructor
University of Washington (replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
Received on Mon Mar 10 2008 - 07:25:48 CDT

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