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WebLogic: The Definitive Guide by Avinash Chugh, Jon Mountjoy

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Optimizing JMS Performance

This section looks at how to optimize the performance of the JMS server. We examine how message quotas for the JMS server and/or the destinations can be used to limit the number of messages that can be stored in memory. We look at how to enable paging, and how to enable the JMS server to throttle the rate of message production under load. Both message paging and flow control rely on a set of threshold values that determine when the JMS server and/or destinations are considered to be under load.

After this, we devote our attention to improving the performance of JMS file stores and to achieving the ideal setup for the JDBC connection pool associated with a JDBC store. We also cover the active message expiration feature provided by WebLogic 8.1, and the various ways in which the JMS server can handle expired messages. Finally, we discuss the two important ways of implementing concurrent messaging, and in particular, probe the use of server session pools.

Message Quotas

Quotas allow you to restrict the number of messages that can be held in memory. These limits can be specified in terms of either the maximum number of messages or the maximum cumulative size of the messages (in bytes). WebLogic JMS lets you configure message quotas for both the JMS server and the destinations it hosts. The relevant settings, available within the Thresholds & Quotas tab for the chosen JMS server or destination, are as follows:

Messages Maximum

Use this setting to determine ...

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