Em12c performance tuning outside the box

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Em12c performance tuning outside the box

  1. 1. K E L L Y N P O T ’ V I N S R . T E C H N I C A L C O N S U L T A N T EM12c Performance Diagnosis and Tuning Outside the Box
  2. 2. Kellyn Pot’Vin  Westminster, Colorado  Oracle ACE Director, Sr. Technical Specialist at Enkitec  Specialize in performance and management of large enterprise environments.  Board of directors for RMOUG, Director of Training Days and Database Track Lead for KSCOPE 2013  Blog: DBAKevlar.com  Twitter: @DBAKevlar
  3. 3. Performance Diagnostics in EM12c  Simple access to performance, resource usage and demands.  Data collection to investigate performance issues- current, recent and historical.  Capacity planning.  Have the real answer, not assumptions.
  4. 4. Presentation Agenda  Performance Out of the Box with EM12c  Top Activity  SQL Monitor  ASH Analytics  Real-time ADDM  Compare ADDM
  5. 5. Tools at your Disposal  Requires the Diagnostics Pack
  6. 6. Top Activity, “The Grid”  Graphical display of performance usage.  15 second refresh, manual refresh or historical.
  7. 7. When to Worry  Out of the Ordinary Activity, (KNOW YOUR DB!)  Colors outside of green and [some] blue.  Large amounts of blue, (high IO)  Remember that pink, (unknown) red, (concurrency/application) tan, (network) and orange, (commit) in the grid should be investigated.  Brown or black? Run for the hills! (JK)
  8. 8. Here’s our spike, which waits?  Commonly, focus on pink, orange, red and brown for issues.  Network and queuing do have opportunities for tuning, as well.  Green and blue are expected, but also part of problems when over utilized.
  9. 9. We’re in the Red, (Orange, too!)  Inspect High % use.  Note that the update and execution may be impacting each other.
  10. 10. Session Details Seeing Red…
  11. 11. Next?  Two sessions are executing  Option to run an AWR or ASH report, (right hand side)
  12. 12. What ASH Tells Us
  13. 13. The Icing on the Cake  Duh, add some memory to the EM12c box! 
  14. 14. SQL Monitor for Performance • Elapsed Time • SQL_ID, Beginning SQL Text. • Parallel, Waits and Execution Time
  15. 15. Digging in • Choose your session, SQL_ID or SQL_Text • Shows active, completed sessions for amount of time chosen. • Shows high level wait events, dbtime, IO usage and duration.
  16. 16. Digging Down By SQL_ID, we can inspect: • Duration • DB Time • PL/SQL Java time • Wait Activity • Buffer Gets • IO Requests and IO Bytes • If Exadata, Offload Efficiency
  17. 17. Monitoring Procedural Call  All SQL_ID’s called will show, along with duration so it’s simple to pinpoint trouble statements.
  18. 18. SQL Details • Note that the SQL Statement, along with elapsed time is shown. • Data sources from Top Activity, not AWR data.
  19. 19. And More Detail  Session info, wait info, cursors and stats.
  20. 20. Added Data  Along with the main stats-  Activity information on the statement.  The execution plan  If there is a SQL Plan or outline in place.  If there have been any tuning advisors run against the statement  And a direct link to SQL Monitoring
  21. 21. How to Use SQL Monitoring  Active Monitoring of database processing.  Investigation of performance.  Save off reports, which provide a graphical image of performance differing from Top Activity or ASH Analytics.  Distinct diagnosis at a session or statement level.
  22. 22. ASH Analytics  Future of Top Activity  Package installation to database.  Always on, non-impact of Top Activity performance data gathering.  More defined, more accurate.  Historical data enhanced over Top Activity historical views.
  23. 23. Pick Your View Ability to choose timelines by: Hour Day Week Month Calendar Custom
  24. 24. Custom Review Pane • You can choose to change the overview pane to display data for any amount of time. • Just click on the pane and drag it to the area you are interested in or extend it to cover the areas you are interested to investigate. • Choose your filters or view all data and you are ready to go!
  25. 25. Familiar Interface  Similar to Top Activity when in “Activity” mode.
  26. 26. Sql Details View
  27. 27. Pick Your Poison  View data very similar to the SQL and Session data in Top Activity.  All data is sourced by AWR data and dependent on samples and AWR retention/interval info in the respository.
  28. 28. It’s All in the Details
  29. 29. Activity Details  Activity shows wait detail over time.  Processes, including parallel sessions involved during shaded time.  Option to run AWR or ASH report.
  30. 30. The Rest of the Story  For standard SQL- Plan, Plan Control and Tuning History is shown under individual tabs.  SQL Monitor is minimized access to the SQL Monitor view.
  31. 31. Load Map New Visual Way of Showing Data, Multiple Ways!
  32. 32. Data Break Down  Display offers incredible diversity in wait, resource usage and other critical event choices.
  33. 33. ASH Analytics – When to Use It  Need the more defined ASH data for EM diagnostics.  Want a second way to present data to less “DBA” centric groups, (load map)  Database level OR session/statement level performance diagnosis.  Dig down deep, present data in numerous formats to get the most complete picture of a complex issue.  Can be used for Real-time or historical analysis.
  34. 34. Real-Time ADDM  Yes, it requires a PL/SQL installation for the view data.  Uses ADDM data for the source.  Always on, low to no impact.  Normal Mode or Emergency Mode when Emergency Monitoring is required.
  35. 35. On Your Mark, Get Set…  This is a recorded ADDM session, beginning from the time you click “Start”.
  36. 36. In Progress Data  Ability to stop and restart.  Findings gathered during progress.  Check progress notifies of any issues.
  37. 37. Finished!  Once finished, verify no failures/errors occurred in the collection.  Use the tabs to investigate findings, activity, hang data and statistics.  The number of findings are shown.
  38. 38. The Findings  Example shows low priority SQL statements using significant db time, but not other issues at this time.  If any issues are found that are high priority, will be listed in red and details below the main pane, (low, medium, high priority levels.)
  39. 39. Activity Tab  Activity Data, but sourced from ADDM.  Similar output to Top Activity and ASH Analytics.
  40. 40. Wait Details • By highlighting a wait link on the right, you can detail down to the actual wait information for that wait event.
  41. 41. Hanging out  If a database hang situation occurred and the real- time ADDM was used to diagnose, then the HANG DATA tab will show any diagnostic data it has collected during the collection.  Statistics Data:
  42. 42. Last but not Least…  Initialization Parameter data for the database instance.  Any undocumented of non-recommended parameter settings will be identified and listed in the findings section.
  43. 43. Compare Period ADDM  How is it different from Real-Time ADDM?  Ability to compare TWO snapshots in time, side by side of ADDM data.  Compares ADDM snapshots against each other, (dependent on snapshot intervals and retention.)  All comparisons can be saved off or mailed from the console, (mailed through EM12c settings)
  44. 44. Choosing a Comparison Time
  45. 45. Comparison Activity • Clear comparison from previous day, same time to see performance issue vs. the right hand side snapshot. • Commonality comparison of the SQL for snapshots being compared. • Note the concurrency, commits and increased application waits.
  46. 46. It’s all in the Details  First tab shows any configuration differences between the two snapshots and what the configuration parameter is.
  47. 47. Findings Summary Detail  Shows comparison increases or decreases in waits.  Lists the percentage of change between each period compared.  Upon highlighting, details data regarding the increase or decrease.
  48. 48. SQL Changes  We can dig down into each of the SQL Statements found to be the highest impacts to the system and diagnose further.
  49. 49. Finding Detail Descriptions  As shown above, the wait on Checkpoints to Tablespace are describe below once you highlight the section in the findings tab.  And for RAC, some waits can be broken down by instance.
  50. 50. Resource Usage: CPU  CPU Usage is viewable by instance and total usage.  If no CPU bound wait issues were seen, its stated by comparison snapshot.
  51. 51. Resource Usage: Memory • If you note, Memory has a warning alert by the tab to point you to it after the comparison is completed. • The base and comparison is in red, meaning that Virtual paging was an issue in both snapshots. • Data is separated by instance in RAC, showing clear usage for better diagnostics.
  52. 52. Resource Usage: IO  I/O is separated by Throughput and Single block read latency.  Again, if there was an issue, a warning would be on the IO tab and the Base and Comparison would show in red instead of green.
  53. 53. Resource Usage: Interconnect  As this is RAC, note that we also have an interconnect tab with data on the speed and performance.  Total vs. rate on throughput is viewed through a radio button choice.
  54. 54. So What Changed?  The graphs show us where we need to focus:
  55. 55. How to Use the Comparison ADDM  Excellent to diagnose “what has changed”.  “Just the Facts” information on a comparison of time.  Dependent upon retention time settings and intervals for AWR.  Historical data, can be set by date, custom, by previous snapshot.  Will move to next snapshot window if mid-snapshot time span is chosen.
  56. 56. EM12c blogs- Leighton Nelson- http://blogs.griddba.com/ Rob Zoeteweij-http://oemgc.files.wordpress.com/ Gokhan Atil- http://www.gokhanatil.com/ Martin Bach- http://martincarstenbach.wordpress.com Niall Litchfield- http://orawin.info/blog/ Info for Me! Company Website: www.enkitec.com Twitter: @DBAKevlar RMOUG: www.rmoug.org Linkedin: Kellyn Potvin and/or Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group Email: dbakevlar@gmail.com or kpotvin@enkitec.com or TrainingdaysDir@rmoug.org Blog: https://dbakevlar.com Reference
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