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IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide

By : Steve Robinson
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IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide

By: Steve Robinson

Overview of this book

Administrators require a secure, scalable, and resilient application infrastructure to support the development of JEE applications and SOA services. IBM’s WebSphere Application Server is optimized for this task, and this book will ensure that you can utilize all that this tool has to offer with the exciting new features of IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0.IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide is fully revised with details of the new functionality of WebSphere Application Server 8.0, including the new installation GUI, managed deployment, and HPEL. With this book in hand, you will be equipped to provide an innovative, performance-based foundation to build, run, and manage JEE applications and SOA services.IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 has been tuned for higher performance out of the box, and numerous enhancements have been made to give you as an administrator more options for increasing runtime performance. This book will allow you to utilize all of these features, including HPEL logging and disabling WebSphere MQ Messaging. You will be taken through how to configure and prepare WebSphere resources for your application deployments, and by the end of IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide, you will be able to successfully manage and tune your WebSphere 8.0 implementation.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Administration Guide
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Using Tivoli Performance Viewer

IBM includes a tool for monitoring and tuning a WebSphere Application Server called Tivoli Performance Viewer (TPV). This tool is embedded in the admin console. For a quick look at TPV history. In Version 4.0 of WAS, TPV was originally named the Resource Analyzer. In Version 5.0, TPV was implemented as a standalone Java application. In Versions 6.0.x and onwards, TPV is embedded in the Administrative console and provides a graphical display to show live activity.

By using TPV, you can view summary reports, or log Performance Monitoring Infrastructure (PMI) performance data in real time. You can also save logging data as XML files. You can later play back the logged data (saved XML files) through the TPV to see what happened during a recorded logging session over a particular time period.

It must be said that JVM tuning, in general, requires effort to get right. However, by applying common sense, and using the monitors that TPV provides, you can monitor the...