Oracle Session Cache Test

This test reports the performance metrics pertaining to the mod_plsql gateway's session cache.

Target of the test : An Oracle Web server

Agent deploying the test : An internal Agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every Oracle Web server monitored

Configurable parameters for the test
  1. TEST PERIOD - How often should the test be executed
  2. Host - The host for which the test is to be configured.
  3. Port - The port to which the specified host listens.
  4. homedir – The path to the directory in which the Oracle 9i application server has been installed
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Request rate:

Indicates the rate of requests to the session cache during the last measurement period.


A very high value for this measure indicates that the session cache is handling many requests.

Cache hits:

Indicates the rate of content cache hits.


Reading from the cache is less expensive than reading from the database. Therefore, the higher this value, the better. Remember that caching increases the scalability of a web application.

Cache misses:

Indicates the rate of content cache misses.