service-dump is a Server Application Function (SAF) built in to the Web Server that collects various pieces of performance data from internal Web Server statistics (
stats-xml) and displays them in an ASCII-formatted text report.
You might see references to
perfdump, or a Plain Text Report in the Sun documentation. They all refer to the same functionality.
Plain Text Report data does not display all the statistics available through the CLI or the Administration Console, but it can still be a useful tool for monitoring your Web Server. You can obtain a Plain Text Report by using the ...