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Workload and Resource Management
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Process Resource Manager (PRM)

James Hicks

Process Resource Manager (PRM)

I've been tasked with configuring PRM to run on a N-class with 3 Oracle 7.3.4 databases. From the documentation I've read, it doesn't seem too difficult to accomplish. I'm just wondering if anyone has done this before and if there are any "gotchas" I should keep a look out for? Such as, monitoring the Listener, disk, memory and CPU capping.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance

- James Hicks
Hewlett Packard Consulting
Albert E. Whale, CISSP
Honored Contributor

Re: Process Resource Manager (PRM)


I cannot say that I've ever used the PRM before, however I highly recommend monitoring for excessive CPU processes. Too many times I've witnessed disconnected processes in a run-away state.

My favorite methodology for runaway process detection is to determine the process time spent by the job, if it exceeds 100 minutes, and it is not owned by a system level owner (e.g. root, bin, oracle ....) then test for an attached terminal. If it is detached, then its probably defunct, and you may kill it.

It sounds like you'll need that as well, especially monitoring three Oracle Databases on an N Class Server.

Hope that helps!
Sr. Systems Consultant @ ABS Computer Technology, Inc. &
Jim Welch
Respected Contributor

Re: Process Resource Manager (PRM)

You should probably read:
"Using HP PRM with Oracle Databases"
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from Magic - Arthur C. Clarke