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Spotlight on Oracle 10.7 - Getting Started Guide

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Windows Connection Details

Field Description
Connection name

Enter the preferred display name for the Windows machine.

Note: If left blank, the Connection name field resets to the value of the Address field.

Local Machine

Select to diagnose the machine you are now using.


Enter the hostname, IP address or URL to the Windows machine.

Note: The value changes to "." and cannot be edited when Local Machine is selected.

Logon Details

Note: Not applicable when Local Machine is selected.

Field Description

The name of the domain the user belongs to (to login to the Windows machine).

Note: If you intend to leave User blank then Domain should also be left blank.


Enter the user name to login to the Windows machine.

Note: Ensure this user has administrator rights.


Enter the password to login to the Windows machine.

Note: Applicable when Save password details (for this connection) is selected.

Select Save password details (for this connection) to save the password.

Note: Not applicable when Local Machine is selected.

Close the dialog.

Click Description
Connect Save changes and open the connection in Spotlight.
OK Save changes. Do not open the connection in Spotlight.
Cancel Do not save changes.


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Troubleshooting Spotlight on Windows

Spotlight Connection Manager

All connections

Spotlight Today

Spotlight on Windows Home Page

The Spotlight home page shows the flow of information and commands between various sub-components and the size and status of internal resources such as processes, disk files and memory structures.

The display is based on the Windows architecture diagram. Windows Architecture Overview

Related operating system statistics are grouped together on panels that are connected by a series of graphical flows and icons. Spotlight updates these flows in real time so you can see how quickly data is moving through the system. The icons change color as Spotlight alarms are raised, upgraded, downgraded and canceled.

Tip: Hover the mouse pointer over a panel component for more information.

To see the Spotlight on Windows Home Page

  1. Select the Spotlight on Windows connection from the Spotlight browser.
  2. Click .


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Spotlight on Windows Alarms

Spotlight alerts you to problems with your system by issuing an alarm.

This alarm… Alerts you…
Cache alarms When the level of cache activity exceeds a threshold.
Disk alarms As the logical disk is filling up, and also when disk activity exceeds a threshold.
Event Log Alarm When an Event Log entry is found which matches an active Event Log severity rule.
Memory alarms When the available memory (both physical and virtual) drops below specified thresholds.
Paging alarms When there is excessive paging activity on the target system.
Process alarms When processes sustain a high CPU load.
Windows CPU Alarm When the server’s CPU usage exceeds a specified percentage.
Windows Status Alarms Spotlight is re-establishing its connection to the Windows system.


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Spotlight on Windows Drilldowns

Once a problem is isolated you can display a drilldown page with charts and tables that provide a detailed breakdown of the underlying statistics.

Drilldown Click to open Keyboard Shortcut Drilldown Pages Description
Processes CTRL+P

Processes Page | Services Page | System Drivers Page

The Processes drilldown lists all processes and services currently running on the Windows system. You can view detailed information about each process.

CPUs CTRL+C CPUs Page | Processing Page | Multiprocessor Page

The CPU tab displays details of recent processor activity as measured by Windows.

Memory CTRL+M Summary Page | Paging Activity Page | Cache Page

The Memory drilldown displays detailed information about recent physical and virtual memory usage.

Disks CTRL+D Logical Disk Activity Page | Physical Disk Activity Page | Logical Disk Space Usage Page | Disk Summary Page | File Sizes Page

The Disks drilldown displays detailed information about the logical and physical disks on the Windows system.

Network CTRL+N Network Page | TCPIP Page | NBT Page | SPX Page | Sessions Page | Shares Page | Open Ports Page | cLAN Gigabit Page

The Network drilldown displays detailed information about the network activity to and from the Windows system.

Activity Summary CTRL+A Activity Summary Page

The Activity Summary drilldown displays summaries of recent Windows activity including, paging and packet rates, CPU usage across all processors, the number of threads waiting to be run, and the number of I/O requests that were queued for each logical disk.

Event Log CTRL+E Event Log Page

The Event Log drilldown shows recent event log items that have occurred on the Windows system.

Single Application CTRL+S Summary Page | CPUs Page | Memory Page | Disks Page

The Single Application drilldown displays detailed information about specified individual processes (or a group of processes) on a Windows system.

Choose the processes you want Spotlight to analyze from View | Options | Data collection | Windows applications metrics.

Alarm Log CTRL+L

Alarm log | Alarms by Time | Spotlight Today

The Alarm Log drilldown displays information on the alarms associated with the Windows system, including the name of the component that issued the alarm, the date and time the alarm was logged, and the severity of the alarm.

Note: The Alarm Log drilldown is common to all Spotlight applications. The alarms are specific to the current Spotlight connection. Spotlight on Windows Alarms


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