Hotsos 2013 and some more useful OEM queries

January 31, 2013

Busy preparing for Hotsos 2013. My presentation this year is “Working with Confidence: How Sure Is the Oracle CBO about Its Cardinality Estimates, and Why Does It Matter?” I know it is a mouthful. The presentation/white paper would be up to the point with lots of pictures though 🙂

The only thing I have for the blog now is a revised version of a query I posted the last time. The original version was way too crude.

select   a.rollup_timestamp ,

         count(*) ,

         sum(c.cpu_count) ,

         sum(a.average*c.cpu_count)/ sum(c.cpu_count) ,

         sum(a.maximum*c.cpu_count)/ sum(c.cpu_count) ,

         sum((a.average+3*a.standard_deviation)*c.cpu_count) / sum(c.cpu_count)


         mgmt$metric_hourly a ,

         mgmt$target b ,

         sysman.MGMT_ECM_HW c

where    a.metric_name = 'Load'

and      a.column_label = 'CPU Utilization (%)'

and      a.target_guid = b.target_guid

and      b.target_name like 'dev%'

and      c.hostname||'.'||c.domain = b.target_name

and      c.vendor_name = 'Intel Based Hardware'

group by a.rollup_timestamp

order by 5 desc

The query now takes into account the number of CPUs on a server. I use the undocumented MGMT_ECM_HW view – it contains a wealth of information.

The query assumes that all CPUs are identical – not perfect, but much better than the original.