Welcome to Embarcadero® Performance Center 2.7.1™

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Published: July 22, 2009


Thank you for using Embarcadero Performance Center, an enterprise DBMS monitoring and performance management system that enables the proactive and reactive monitoring, diagnosis, and management of multiple Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase, and DB2 UDB LUW databases in real time. Embarcadero Performance Center is equipped with intelligent diagnostics and expertly designed tuning guidelines; including performance threshold violation detection, alarms, notifications, and powerful reporting mechanisms, all intended to help pinpoint and solve every performance problem you face.

What's New in Version 2.7.1

Improved Actions Functionality Scripts

Support for Oracle 11g Server

Creating a Performance Center Repository without Sysadmin Privileges

Monitoring User is no Longer Automatically Granted Privileges

Release Notes

System Requirements

DBMS Support

Known Issues

Bug Fixes

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What's New in Version 2.7.1

Improved Actions Functionality Scripts

The new wizard allows you to: (1) add a command and attach it to an alert; (2) run a specific SQL when an alert is active; and (3) start DBOptimizer Profiling when an alert is active.

Under the new action scripts setup, you are still able to execute a SQL script using the arbitrary command execution. However, now you can create a new SQL action with a specified script from the Performance Center client. Actions that execute arbitrary commands are now easier to use. Rather than requiring that the action include the logic to send an email to notify the user, the standard output is now captured from the command and attached to the action notification. Furthermore, a more obvious and simplified "Profile with DBOptimizer" action type dialog is provided to use with DB Optimizer. You can now create and edit an action through a two-step wizard.

Support for Oracle 11g Server

Performance Center now supports the Oracle 11g Server. NOTE: Performance 2.7.1 does not support Oracle 11g Client.

Creating a Performance Center Repository without Sysadmin Privileges

Sysadmin privileges are no longer required when creating a new Performance Center repository using the default setup. In particular, it is no longer required that a new user must be created during default setup. Instead, any user with the required privileges may be used.

Monitoring User is no Longer Automatically Granted Privileges

In previous releases, when registering a datasource, Performance Center would require a sysadmin login to the datasource in order to grant the privileges required for monitoring to the monitoring user. Now, when registering a datasource, you may use an existing user (created separately) who already has the privileges required for monitoring (for example, if this datasource was previously registered with Performance Center). Furthermore, you can click Privileges to view a script that grants the required privileges to the monitoring user (and creates any auxiliary objects required for monitoring).

Release Notes

System Requirements

The following are the minimum hardware and system requirements to run Performance Center:

The following are the minimum hardware and system requirements to run Performance Center Client:

DBMS Support

Performance Center supports the following platforms:

Known Issues

Bug Fixes

Bugs Fixed in Version 2.7.1
Bug DBMS Version Description
5621 All All Web client displaying corrupt SQL Server version - should be 2000.
5728 Sybase All REPORTS: Report end time not correct - graph is always four hours earlier than specified time.
5742 All All Datasource Homepage graphs not correctly reflecting statistic values.
5804 All All OS_Monitoring - Linux OS - Processor time incorrectly indicates 114.00% and 1218.00%.
5805 Sybase All OS_Monitoring - Linux OS - Modify Conflicts value incorrectly indicates 158.00%.
5806 All All Closing PC Client causes multiple Application errors.
5853 All All If a Scheduled Task with same name does exist, that report can be overwritten or renamed instead of cancelling the Report creation..
5874 Oracle All The Oracle Rollback Contention Ratio is always at 100%.
5878 All All When registering a datasource through Start -> Programs -> Performance Center -> Register Datasource on a brand new repository, this doesn't work.
5885 All All OS_Monitoring: I/O Devices all zero (SAN in use).
5886 All All OS_Monitoring: Disk space free - file system device names should use mount name.
5887 All All OS_Monitoring: Network - Loopback values are exponential numbers.
5888 All All OS_Monitoring: Network values - too many decimal places.
5892 All All Report: Change title "Worst Databases" report to "Worst Datasources".
Bugs Fixed in Version 2.7
Bug DBMS Version Description
574 All All Manage with DBArtisan not functioning when DBArtisan is not running.
589 Oracle All PC 196 BUG - The customer's Oracle datasources take a long time for the data to get populated. Sometimes it is an hour or more after starting up the Performance Center Client.
637 All All Would like ability to avoid duplicate email notifications.
1972 All All Would like to be able to get a notification when an alert has been cleared.
2289 SQL Server All Performance Center is generating blocks on a production server.
2809 All All Customer is having issues sending notifications to Tivoli, which in turn sends information to their notification system.
4099 All All OS_MONITORING: Linux OS - Processor time is 10600.00%.
4100 All All OS_MONITORING: Linux OS - CPU Utilization time at 1600% and 9000%.
4102 All All REPORTS: Unable to run reports due to baseline date discrepancy.
4120 Sybase All Web client - datasource page not updated since datasource was disabled and re-enabled.
4121 All All INSTALL: Down datasource being incorrectly reflected as "up and connected".
4148 SQL Server All INSTALL: Have to manually restart Performance Center after installation to successfully connect to Repository.
4156 Sybase All HOME_PAGE: Sybase "Large I/O hit rate" value is incorrect.
4817 All All Performance Center shuts down frequently.
5623 All All User was forwarded email message from EPC indicating a licensing issue - data appears to be lost and the PC service restarts.
5719 All All OS_Monitoring - Linux OS: Processor time incorrectly indicates 4600.00%.
5720 Sybase All Contention page shows several statistics > 100%.
Bugs Fixed in Version 2.6.2
Bug DBMS Version Description
4093 All All Getting an error "Exception caught: Number: -2147467259 Source: Description LastDllError()" during the installation of Performance Center.
5600 All All Getting 0 datasources when using
Bugs Fixed in Version 2.6.1
Bug DBMS Version Description
4101 All All DATASOURCE_REGISTRATION: Registered new DS not displayed until Performance Center is restarted.
4205 All All No scroll bar appears in Web Client when there are many data sources and the Web Client is maximized.
4801 All All OS Monitoring continues after datasource is disabled.
4953 All All Chart graph from previous Historical report used when new report is generated.
4954 All All Export Report options not available in 2.5.2 Historical Reports.
5077 All All Cannot add periods to Enterprise Database Availability Comparison to Baseline report.
4254 Oracle 10g ALERTS: Deadlock violated threshold of 0 with a value of 3.28947368421053E-03.
4774 Oracle 10g Statistic "Free memory" SQL not correct for Oracle 10 sga_target - returns error.
4792 Sybase 12.5 WEB_CLIENT: Graphs are not automatically refreshed.
4795 Sybase 12.5 WEB_CLIENT: All values/graphs seem to increase all the time.
Bugs Fixed in Version 2.6
Bug DBMS Version Description
4110 All All Home Page: Error "[DATAABS-3092] Unable to acquire statistic value for stat id".
4179 All All CLNTSERV and CLTRTER errors when right-clicking datasource and selecting threshold.
3241 All All Web Client crashes every night - have to restart Apache and Performance Center.
3715 DB2 V9 PC250 3509: No data is being stored in the Repository database.
4558 Oracle All Getting an error when trying to register an Oracle database "Failed to initialize OCI Layer".
4217 Oracle All Contention Health Index always shows 0% on all datasources.
3368 Oracle All DATASOURCE: Many CLTRTER-3106 & CLTRTER-3118 data conversion errors.
3369 Oracle All Error SFTTREE-3025 when attempting to drill down into Memory, I/O, and Users tabs.
2178 SQL Server All Stored Procedures getting overwritten constantly.
4134 SQL Server All Client is taking an hour or more to start and display in a large monitoring environment of a 100 plus datasources.
2112 SQL Server All Proc Plan Hit Ratio and Adhoc SQL Hit Ratio are incorrectly showing a NULL.
2177 SQL Server All REQ-4019 Cannot deploy the objects to datasource.

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