This blog series discusses each of the ‘tabs’ that can be found on the Database Home page in Foglight for Oracle. These monitoring options come included at no additional cost and illustrate how broad and complete Foglight is as an Oracle monitoring solution.
Part 1 of the blog covers Foglight monitoring for Oracle’s Data Guard.
Part 2 of the blog covers Foglight monitoring for Oracle’s ASM.
In this Part 3 of the blog, Foglight monitoring for Oracle’s CRS and Exadata (the last two tabs on the Oracle database home page) are reviewed.
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What is Oracle CRS?
CRS stands for ‘Cluster Ready Services’ and is now more commonly referred to as Oracle’s Grid Infrastructure. CRS is the primary program that manages high availability operations in a cluster (RAC).
Foglight will display the CRS monitoring status and health as it relates to associated alarms and alert log information.
To configure for monitoring, select the ‘Monitor’ button.
Enter the Agent (Instance) name and choose the host platform via the dropdown menu.
Then, click the ‘Next’ button in the lower right corner. On the following screen, specify the nodes to monitor.
Foglight’s CRS monitoring is a simple way to understand the processes running and/or if there are any messages in the Cluster Alert Log file.
What is Oracle Exadata?
Originally jointly developed by Oracle and HP, Exadata is a database appliance designed and optimized to provide exponential power and efficiency to enterprise-level Oracle workloads for both OLTP and OLAP systems.
Foglight can monitor Exadata performance. Note that Foglight does not offer any unique or additional monitoring capabilities over Oracle’s OEM. Rather, it is included in Foglight to provide monitoring breadth for Oracle environments.