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Monitor Oracle databases in ipMonitor

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You can monitor Oracle databases with the ADO and the ADO User Experience monitors. These monitors require that the appropriate OLE DB provider for your database be installed on the ipMonitor host computer.

The Oracle OLE DB provider is available for download from the Oracle website (© 2017 Oracle, available at, obtained on April 10, 2017). 


All ipMonitor versions


  1. Verify that you have the following information:
    • The instance name of the Oracle Database you want to monitor
    • A username and password to access the Oracle Database
    • The TCP port used by the Oracle Database
  2. Download and install the Oracle OLE DB provider on the ipMonitor host machine.
  3. After installing the Oracle provider, click Start > Oracle > Configuration and Migration Tools > Net Configuration Assistant.
  4. Select Local Net Service Name Configuration, and then click Next.
  5. Select Add, and then click Next.
  6. Enter the service name of the Oracle database. This is typically its Global Database name.
  7. Select the protocol used for database access, typically TCP, and then click Next.
  8. Enter the host name of the database computer.
  9. If your database communicates on port 1521, select Use the standard port number of 1521, and then click Next.
  10. If your database communicates on a different port, select Use another port number, enter the new port number, and then click Next.
  11. After you are prompted to perform a connection test, select Yes, perform a test.
  12. If the connection test fails, verify that you entered the correct login credentials. Click Change Login, and then enter the correct user name and password required to access the Oracle Database.


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