Hi All, I am in need of a consultant that is heavy on RedHat Linux real world experience for an emergency situation. Here is the situation: I have recently gone live with our production database on RedHat Linux 3 AS and I am having a few issues. My biggest problem right now is that I am seeing spikes in my load average, resulting in my system slowing down, throughout the day as soon as I have 6 - 7 or more two tier connections to the database. Hardware: HP DL 580, 4 3 GHZ CPUs with 512k L1 Cache and 4 MB L2 Cache, HDDs is in RAID 10 config, all Ultra 320 36 GB 15000RPM. Thanks in advance, Magnus Andersen Systems Administrator / Oracle DBA Walker & Associates, Inc.