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J2EE™ Applications and BEA™ WebLogic Server™ by Sandra L. Emerson, Rob Woollen, Michael Girdley

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Methodology and Metrics for Capacity Planning

Capacity planning focuses on how the WebLogic deployment deals with maximum performance requirements. What is the peak load that your deployment will be able to handle? In other words, what is its maximum capacity for handling requests? Capacity-planning methodology focuses on the worst-case scenario, such as when your company's advertisement appears on the Super Bowl and your deployment suddenly receives a flood of millions of new requests. The underlying assumption of planning for the worst case is that your WebLogic Servers and the infrastructure should be able to scale up to that peak load.

In order to quantify the worst cases, set goals or measurable objectives for capacity, such as “the WebLogic ...

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