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Spotlight on Oracle 10.8 - Release Notes

Release Notes

Spotlight® on Oracle 10.8.0

Release Notes

September 2019

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.
  • Spotlight on MySQL. Diagnose the performance of MySQL instances.
  • 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 Oracle10.8.0 is a minor release,


New Features

Spotlight on Oracle 10.8

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

Windows 2019: Windows 2019 is a supported platform for the installation of Spotlight on Oracle and for monitoring.

Spotlight on Oracle 10.7

Spotlight on Oracle 10.7 now supports monitoring Oracle 18c databases and connecting to the Oracle 18c client.

Spotlight on Oracle 10.6

Spotlight on Oracle 10.6 is a maintenance release with no new functionality.

Resolved Issues and Enhancements

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

Resolved Issue Defect ID
Support more message authentication code(MAC) types for Linux/Unix connection. SOO-2710
Fixed an issue where Spotlight cannot detect Oracle Data Guard in pending status. SOO-2736
Fixed an issue where create new Spotlight user with error if Oracle permit_92_wrap_format parameter is set to false. SOO-2690
Fixed an issue where Spotlight Predictive Diagnostics job may cause deadlock in RAC database. SOO-2567
Fixed an issue where Spotlight may pop up error when connect to Cloud based RAC database. SOO-2841

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