Re: Oracle Free Monitoring link

  • From: Niall Litchfield <niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cmarquez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2005 19:51:50 +0100

On 7/15/05, Marquez, Chris <cmarquez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
> Yeah I would not consider Quest Spotlight a "monitoring" tool.
> Meaning you can't go home and have Spotlight warn/alert you about free 
> space...or locks.
> It is for "active monitoring" diagnostics much in the way a DBA 
> would actively (not constantly) query v$session, etc.
> It puts "face" on the Oracle database.
> Spotlight does a great job of pointing you in the right direction when you 
> already know *something* is wrong...not telling you something is wrong ahead 
> of time.
> Spotlight is to much of a client PC hog to run it for more than several 
> databases for a log time.
> Regarding "face"...the GUI itself. I have not seen the 10g "Dashboard", 
> but I have a hard time, based on past experience believing that OEM has a 
> better, more intuitive, and compete GUI than OEM. Am I wrong? OEM 10g 
> GUI that good...that changed.
> I did hear the Oracle hired away many Quest Developers?
   The 10g EM web *interface* is dreadful, utterly dreadful IMO. 2 links 
labelled the same on the same page for goodness sake that do different, 
though similar things. Sometimes the only clue that you ought to look at 
something is a tiny, tiny icon and so on. It's very very poor. The *
functionality* is rather good actually, but sometimes I think they hired 
people with my web design skills or worse. 
   I can't comment on release 2. 

Niall Litchfield
Oracle DBA

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