Oracle 9i Drivers Test

This test reports the performance metrics related to the JDBC Connection in an instance of the Oracle 9i application server.

Target of the test : An Oracle 9i Application Server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every instance of the Oracle 9i AS monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed.


The host for which the test is to be configured.


In the Port text box, it is recommended that you provide the port at which the OPMN (Oracle Process Manager and Notification) process of the Oracle application server instance listens. To know at which port OPMN listens, click on the Ports tab in the following URL: http://<oraHttpServerIP>:<OraHttpServerport>. This tab lists the port numbers that were assigned to the services executing on the Oracle application server. The port number displayed against the Oracle notification server request port entry is the OPMN port, and the same should be specified in the Port text box.


The absolute path of the directory in which the Oracle 9i application server has been installed.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Threads creating connections

Indicates the current number of threads creating connections.



Avg connection create time

Indicates the average time spent creating connections during the last measurement period.


An increase in this metric could indicate a bottleneck in the database/database connection points.

Max connection create time

Indicates the high water mark indicating the maximum time spent creating connections since the server was started.


A high value for this measure is indicative of a bottleneck during database access.

Connections open

Indicates the number of connections that have been opened per second in the last measurement period.


A very high value for this measure indicates a heavy load on database access.

Connections closed

Indicates the number of connections that have been closed per second.


The value of this measure must be equal to the Connections open. If this value is consistently less than Connections open, then it indicates a potential problem - that connections are hanging on to the database server.