On 3/26/07, Matthew Zito <mzito@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Well, speaking as a thoroughly biased software vendor whose product is often compared to certain pieces of Grid Control, I have spent a fair bit of time looking at Grid Control and working with customers who use Grid Control, here's my .02: - Grid Control is good at what it is free for (basic monitoring). Nice graphs, useful pictures, good alerting, well done Oracle.
My understanding was that the monitoring was free - and indeed that custom metric collection is free as well, but that alerting required the diagnostics pack for mad reasons that I do not understand. From the description of the pack bold type mine. Oracle Diagnostics Pack for database offers a complete, cost-effective, and easy to use solution for managing the performance of Oracle Database environments by providing unique functionality such as automatic identification of performance bottlenecks, guided problem resolution, and comprehensive system monitoring. Performance Monitoring (Database and Host) ADDM (Automated Database Diagnostic Monitor) Automatic Workload Repository *Event Notifications: Notification Methods, Rules and Schedules * *Event history/metric history (Database and Host)* - Blackouts -- Niall Litchfield Oracle DBA http://www.orawin.info