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JBoss AS 5 Performance Tuning

By : Francesco Marchioni, Jason Savod
Book Image

JBoss AS 5 Performance Tuning

By: Francesco Marchioni, Jason Savod

Overview of this book

Today's organizations need to deliver faster services to a large set of people and businesses. In order to survive this challenge, enterprises need to optimize the performance of their application server along with its components and hardware. Writing faster applications is no longer just an option for your products; it's an imperative requirement, which you cannot ignore. JBoss AS 5 Performance Tuning will teach you how to deliver fast applications on the JBoss Application Server and Apache Tomcat, giving you a decisive competitive advantage over your competitors. You will learn how to optimize the hardware resources, meeting your application requirements with less expenditure.The performance of Java Enterprise applications is the sum of a set of components including the Java Virtual Machine configuration, the application server configuration (in our case, JBoss AS), the application code itself and ultimately the operating system. This book will show you how to apply the correct tuning methodology and use the tuning tools that will help you to monitor and address any performance issues. By looking more closely at the Java Virtual Machine, you will get a deeper understanding of what the available options are for your applications and how their performance will be affected. You will learn about thread pool tuning, EJB tuning, JMS tuning, Enterprise Java Beans, and the Java Messaging Service. The persistence layer and JBoss Clustering service each have a chapter dedicated to them as they are two of the most crucial elements to configure correctly in order to run a fast application. You will also learn how to tune your web server, enabling you to configure and develop web applications that get the most out of the embedded Tomcat web server.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
JBoss AS 5 Performance Tuning
About the Author
About the Reviewers
A Tuned Mind


Clustering is a key element in building scalable Enterprise applications. The infrastructure used by JBoss AS for clustered applications is based on JGroups framework for the nodes inter-communication and JBoss Cache for keeping the cluster data synchronized across nodes.

  • JGroups can use both UDP and TCP as communication protocol. Unless you have network restriction, you should stay with the default UDP that uses multicast to send and receive messages.

    • You can tune the transmission protocol by setting an appropriate buffer size with the properties mcast_recv_buf_size, mcast_send_buf_size, ucast_recv_buf_size, and ucast_send_buf_size. You should as well increase your O/S buffer size, which need to be adequate to accept JGroups' settings.

  • JBoss Cache provides the foundation for robust clustered services.

  • By configuring the cacheMode you can choose if your cluster messages will be synchronous (that is will wait for message acknowledgement) or asynchronous. Unless you need to handle cache...