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Oracle Health Checks

           By Burleson Consulting

BC is the leader in remote Oracle health checks.

BC Oracle certified consultants are among the best Oracle monitoring and tuning experts with a complete Oracle health check support service that guarantees that your Oracle database is fully optimized.

Oracle Database Health Check

Burleson Oracle consulting offers a complete Oracle database health check, aimed at ensuring that your mission-critical Oracle database is performing at optimal levels.

BC tunes hundreds of Oracle databases every year, so we know exactly how to quickly spot performance issues.  All Burleson Oracle Consultants are Oracle Certified with more than 20 years of  IT experience.   Here's what our database health check includes:

Our UNIX/Linux monitor continuously checks the following server metrics:

· Disk
· Memory
· Software Raid (Linux)
· Hardware Raid (3Ware IDE Raid)
· Filesystem integrity (AIDE, Tripwire)
· Mail queue
· Virtual Memory/Disk IO
· HTTP (Connection and content)
· Regular expression match in syslog files
· pop3/imap
· smtp
· ssh
· existence/size/perms of files/directories

Review of Oracle Flexible Architecture (OFA) standards:

· Environmental variables ($ORACLE_HOME, $DBA)
· File naming (/u01/app/oracle/$ORACLE_SID)
· Oratab file

Review of Oracle parameters:

· Init.ora parameters
· SQL optimizer parameters (optimizer_mode)
· Sqlnet.ora parameters
· Listener.ora parameters

Review of object parameters

· Pctfree
· Pctused
· Freelists

Review of tablespace set-up:

· LMT’s
· ASSM (9i and beyond)

Reviewing scheduled jobs: - Ensure that the following exist:

· Statspack.snap (hourly)
· Backup (verify integrity)
· File cleanup (remove old trace files, dumps, archived redo’s)
· Dump alerts (send e-mail when dumps occur)
· Alert log message e-mail alerts
· Collection of CBO stats with dbms_stats – Verify proper parameters

Performance review:

· Install STATSPACK (if not already)
· SPreport for detailed analysis


Client Requirements:

All clients must provide secure external access to their Oracle database servers, either via dedicated dial-in or secure connections over the Internet.

Unix Monitoring


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