Currently our production/test/development databases all reside on the same 2 cpu RH4 machine. Our database environment is growing at a steady pace. Over the last month we have encountered several situations where a developer doing OLAP development in the dev database has kicked something off that completely saturates the cpu's and brings our 2 production database to it's knees. I have been arguing since I got here there we need to isolate dev/test from prod. I've been told over and over that we won't be acquiring additional licenses for new hardware (although this may soon change). I have suggested the possibility of removing a cpu from our production machine and installing Oracle on another single cpu system so that we could work with our current licensing agreement. The developers are understandably worried about taking resources away from the production databases. I've looked at the db load and host (through top) and almost always see the cpus as being ~75% idle with the exception of the end of the month where a majority of our db activity occurs. I used to use yapp from miracle to graph db resource usage over time but I see that there is only an 8i and 9i version. We are on 10gR2. How is everyone keeping track on general resource usage by databases and how are they presenting it to their managers? Thanks, Chris CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This message is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by email reply.