Chapter 14. Tuning the JBoss Application Server

This chapter covers

  • Defining performance
  • Developing a performance tuning methodology
  • Tuning the hardware and network
  • Tuning the OS
  • Tuning the JVM
  • Tuning the application server
  • Tuning your application

When I (Peter) was in high school and got my first car, it didn’t have the dozens of computers that modern cars have—computers that automatically tune your engine to get the optimum performance. In those days, the engine was mostly mechanical. To keep it running at optimum performance, I used a timing strobe to make sure the spark plugs sparked at the proper instance; made sure the spark gap on the spark plug was set to the recommended distance; cleaned and adjusted the carburetor; and a whole ...

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