Chapter Twenty-Two. Case Study: Commercial Workload Tuning

By Wilfred C. Jamison

Introduction

This chapter is a case study of application servers with an emphasis on performance analysis and tuning. In this chapter, you'll learn about the following:

  • What is involved in commercial workload tuning

  • The standard workload benchmark for J2EE application servers

  • The principles and guidelines for performance analysis and tuning

  • The step-by-step process of tuning a real performance problem presented through a specific example

We'll begin by examining what is involved in commercial workload tuning.

Overview of Commercial Workload Tuning

Using a commercial workload to benchmark a Linux server is the best way to fully cover most, if not all, subsystems in the server. ...

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