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Spotlight on Oracle 10.9 - Release Notes

Release Notes

Spotlight® on Oracle 10.9

Release Notes

November 2023

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 Oracle10.9 is a minor release,


New Features

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.

Spotlight on Oracle 10.7

Spotlight on Oracle 10.8 now supports monitoring Oracle 18c databases and connecting to the Oracle 18c client.

Resolved Issues and Enhancements

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

Resolved Issue Defect ID
Fixed an issue where the disk metric does not show any data in some SUSE Linux versions. SOO-2710
Fixed an issue where Spotlight cannot show Oracle version correctly in 19C DataGuard connection. SOO-2867
Fixed an issue where Spotlight may pop out an error of "Row -1 not available in table Network". SOO-2879
Fixed an issue where the Session details drilldown cannot show correctly if the SQL text is longer than 4000 characters. SOO-2877

Deprecated Features

Spotlight Mobile and web analytics features are no longer supported.

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