How can I monitor the open ArcSDE database connections without sdemon? I need to see at any time how many sessions are consumed from my app and if they are related to ArcGIS. I use Oracle 10.2.

  • Would you prefer 'the sdeamon' to be "the ArcSDE application server daemon" or "sdemon" (SDE-MONitor)?
    – Vince
    Commented Apr 12, 2016 at 17:45

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Esri deprecated use of the ArcSDE application server (giomgr and gsrvr processes) in favor of exclusive Direct Connect connections at 10.2 (there are no 10.3 application server binaries). ArcGIS 10.1 and 10.2 added a number of tools to replace the deprecated tools like sdemon, and 10.3 added more. The Do This, Not That! – Alternatives to using SDE command line tools blog post presents a number of options for using Desktop and/or Python to perform tasks which previously involved command-line tools, including this capability for Desktop and the ListUsers arcpy request, both introduced at ArcGIS 10.1.

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