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    2.5.2Spotlight on Sybase ASE

    Getting Started Guide

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    Spotlight on Sybase ASE 2.5.2

    Getting Started Guide

    December 2008

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    Table of Contents

    Ins tal lat ion ............................................................................................................................................................6

    Installation Requirements................................................................................................................................................. 7

    Privileges Required for User ID............................................................................................................................... 7

    Monitoring Tables for 12.5.0.3 or later..................................................................................................................... 7

    Hardware Requirements.......................................................................................................................................... 8

    Software Requirements........................................................................................................................................... 8

    Install or Upgrade Spotlight on Sybase ASE ................................................................................................................... 9

    Uninstall Spotlight on Sybase ASE ................................................................................................................................. 9

    Removing Database Objects ......................................................................................................................................... 10

    Register Spotlight on Sybase ASE ................................................................................................................................ 10

    Configuration.....................................................................................................................................................11

    The Spotlight Program Group ....................................................................................................................................... 11

    Access Spotlight on Sybase ASE ................................................................................................................................. 11

    Connect to an Adaptive Server Instance ....................................................................................................................... 12

    Creating a Spotlight User and a Connection......................................................................................................... 12

    Using Spotlight with a limited access login account.............................................................................................. 15

    Troubleshoot Spotlight on Sybase ASE ....................................................................................................................... 17

    Problems connecting to an Adaptive Server instance........................................................................................... 17

    Welcome to Spotligh t on

    Sybase ASE ........................................................................................................................................................20

    Features of Spotlight on Sybase ASE............................................................................................................................ 21

    Easy installation..................................................................................................................................................... 21

    Touchless architecture.......................................................................................................................................... 21

    Audio and visual alerts ..........................................................................................................................................21

    Server performance visualization.......................................................................................................................... 21

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    Table of Conten ts 4

    Comprehensive information about problem areas.................................................................................................21

    Corrective suggestions...........................................................................................................................................22

    Smart monitoring....................................................................................................................................................22

    Smart graphics.......................................................................................................................................................22

    Smart threshold management................................................................................................................................22

    SoWin SoUNIX Integration.....................................................................................................................................23

    History Browser......................................................................................................................................................23

    Spotlight Concepts .........................................................................................................................................................23

    Metrics....................................................................................................................................................................23

    Thresholds..............................................................................................................................................................24

    Severities................................................................................................................................................................24

    How metrics, thresholds and severities work together...........................................................................................24

    .............................................................................................................................................................................25

    The Spo tl ight Main Window ..............................................................................................................................26

    The Spotlight Main Window............................................................................................................................................27

    Elements in the Spotlight Main Window.................................................................................................................28

    Performing calibrations........................................................................................