RE: Database Control vs. Grid Control

  • From: "Herring Dave - dherri" <Dave.Herring@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx>, <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2007 10:53:10 -0500


I use GC (really since 8i OEM) for managing all databases, not just from
the performance side.  Previously we had crontab jobs set up on every
server, but I found it was easier (at least for me) to keep things
consistent by using the Jobs section of OEM for all DBA-related scripts,
especially when I needed to adjust times of jobs.  I also use the Events
section for a large variety of monitoring as well.

I don't hear of this much either (probably due to extra licensing) but I
use Capacity Planner as well, for the crazy concept of capacity
planning.  It works well with a lot of custom stats collection scripts I

Just another few cents from another DBA.



David C. Herring, DBA  |   A c x i o m  Delivery Center Organization

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> Subject: RE: Database Control vs. Grid Control
> Speaking of relying on good ol' shell scripts - that reminds me there
> a 3rd option that I hadn't really even considered, which is not
> either one - no DBC or GC at all.  The GUI is nice to have
> but I'm pretty comfortable at the command line so I suppose I could
> set up all my 10g database with no Enterprise Manager at all.  I think
> that might actually be the best option for me - then I have ZERO
> overhead.  I think I might just go that route unless I come up with
> something in EM that I just have to have.  If something came up down
> road where I really wanted or needed EM, I can always create it on the
> fly with the emca command, or I suppose I could even go ahead and
> install DBC and the EM repository for all databases, but only startup
> the dbconsole processes when/if needed (I think this is what Bryan
> Thomas was recommending - thanks Bryan!).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Allen, Brandon
> Sent: Friday, March 30, 2007 2:14 PM
> To: 'jweatherman91@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx'; salem.ghassan@xxxxxxxxx;
> oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: Database Control vs. Grid Control
> Thanks John, good point.  However, I prefer to rely on good ol' trusty
> shell scripts for my up/down & log monitoring, and in my case we also
> have HP OpenView monitoring everything, plus it is a HA cluster so if
> went down on one node it would automatically failover to another one
> (assuming I could get that configured to work properly, which may not
> a safe assumption).
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