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IBM WebSphere® Application Server for Distributed Platforms and z/OS®: An Administrator’s Guide by Alan Beaubien, Yu Tang, Mike Casile, Michel Betancourt, Thomas Gissel, Mihaela Herescu, Dipak Patel, Keith McGuinnes, Radhike Iyer, Kyle Miller, Dave Draeger, Mike Everett, Ann Black

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Chapter 21. Monitoring WebSphere Performance

Objectives

This chapter covers the following concepts:

  • What should be monitored within the WebSphere environment

  • What technologies are used to monitor the WebSphere environment

  • What tools are available to monitor the different views of an environment

What Should Be Monitored

Performance is one of the most important aspects of an application’s behavior, and much time is spent tuning and optimizing every aspect of it prior to releasing the application into a production environment; however, performance tuning is only half of the performance equation. The other half, the often forgotten half, is monitoring. The goal of performance monitoring is to ensure that your applications are running optimally and, if not, ...

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