Oracle has always supplied tools to show us database activity, but they aren’t always user friendly, or formatted well. In version 5, there was ODS (Oracle Display System?), which showed connect sessions, locks and i/o, and not much more than that.
In v6, they gave us the command line utility SQL*DBA, which included a “monitor” section. This section showed sessions, i/o, cpu, and other activity. But it just dumped everything to the screen, with very little options for ordering and… Continue
Posted on March 31, 2008 at 8:00am