Hi, The listener process needs to get onto CPU in order to answer to your tnsping request, so if your CPU runqueues are long during peak load test, it will take a while before listener can reply to your request. For testing purposes you could set the listener onto real time priority class and see if the results change. But your network guys should be able to say whether your network is saturated, as they have access to various link level stats etc. -- Regards, Tanel Poder http://blog.tanelpoder.com <http://blog.tanelpoder.com/> _____ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of VIVEK_SHARMA Sent: Friday, May 30, 2008 19:15 To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: N/w Bottleneck Check using tnsping under Tran. Load ... Basic Qs Folks Banking Java Application uses Oracle thin driver to connect to the Database. This Oracle client (I assume) goes thru the Listener on DB Server. Benchmark doing OLTP Nature of Transactions Is following an appropriate pointer to check for Network Choking under (Benchmark) Transaction Load?