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Spotlight on Oracle 10.10 - Release Notes

Release Notes

Spotlight® on Oracle 10.10.0

Release Notes

October 2020

These release notes provide information about the Spotlight® on Oracle release.


About this release

Spotlight is a powerful diagnostic and resolution tool for Oracle databases. Its unique user interface provides you with an intuitive, visual representation of the activity on your database. Graphical flows illustrate the rate at which data is moving between database components. Icons display the value of key statistics and metrics.

Spotlight on Oracle

Spotlight on Oracle is used to diagnose the performance of Oracle instances running on individual host machines. It also includes the following products:

  • Predictive Diagnostics. Use this to predict the future performance for individual SQL statements, bottlenecks, and database resources on the Oracle database.
  • Spotlight on Unix and Spotlight on Windows. Launch the appropriate O/S Spotlight automatically when Spotlight connects to an Oracle database.
  • When delivered as part of the Toad® DBA Suite for Oracle, Spotlight incorporates SQL Optimizer for Oracle. SQL Optimizer offers a fully automated approach to maximizing SQL performance. It eliminates the manual, time-intensive process of ensuring that SQL code is performing as fast as possible.

Spotlight on Oracle RAC

Spotlight on Oracle RAC requires additional licensing. It enables the diagnosis of Oracle databases on multiple host machines under the Real Application Clusters (RAC) architecture and additionally may include monitoring of Exadata systems depending on the license purchased.

  • Spotlight on Oracle10.10.0 is a minor release,


New Features

Spotlight on Oracle 10.10

Security: Spotlight on Oracle is now FIPS 140-2 compliant.

Spotlight on Oracle 10.9

Linux Monitoring: Spotlight on Oracle 10.9 now supports monitoring Linux operating systems based on 4.x kernels.

Spotlight on Oracle 10.8

Spotlight on Oracle 10.8 now supports monitoring Oracle 19c databases and connecting to the Oracle 19c client.

Resolved Issues and Enhancements

The following is a list of issues addressed and enhancements implemented in this release.

Enhancements ID
Change the XML parser configuration to disallow external entities. TMB-3054 SOO-2885
Create a warning for users when making an unencrypted connection to a database. TMB-3055 SOO-2886
Fixed an issue where connect to RAC connection failed if the OS language is set to Chinese. TMB-3637 SOO-2905

Deprecated Features

MySQL monitoring are no longer supported.

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