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Diagnosing Basic Hardware Configuration Induced Performance Problems (Doc ID 148176.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 24, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

The purpose of this article is to outline methods of isolating hardware saturation. This topic is important to the DBA because even though he/she has tuned the Oracle database to be running perfectly, a badly configured hardware/ operating system can cause the database to have extremely poor performance.

The intended audience for this article is any individual that is responsible for the performance of a database. Despite the fact that the hardware / operating system is the responsibility of the systems administration team, the moment the application/database on the system begins to run slow the DBA is notified. This article is intended to give some basics to the DBA so that he/she can make some quick checks of general system health in order to eliminate it as a possibility for the problems.

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