This 3-day instructor-led course teaches students how to tune WebSphere Application Servers for improved performance.
In this course, students learn about performance tuning methods and best practices that apply to both the application server environment and the Java EE application. These methods and tools for load testing, monitoring, and tuning can be applied to various WebSphere components such as the application server’s Java Virtual Machine (JVM), connection pools, and general runtime environment.
Instructor-led lectures cover topics such as performance tuning concepts and tasks, tools for load testing, monitoring server performance, best practices for tuning the JVM and connection pools, and application profiling.
Hands-on lab exercises provided throughout the course give students practical experience using tools to generate user loads on an application and monitor key performance metrics such as response time and throughput. Students also learn how to gather information from WebSphere’s built-in performance advisors and how to use this information to tune, test, and monitor sample Java EE applications.
This course is designed for anyone who works on WebSphere-related applications and projects, including administrators, business partners, independent software vendors (ISVs), and consultants.
Overview of WebSphere Application Server systems and components
Overview of performance concepts
Load testing and Rational Performance Tester
Exercise: Rational Performance Tester basics
IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Application Diagnotics
Demonstration: Introduction to IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Application Diagnostics
WebSphere performance data and tools
Exercise: Day Trader Benchmark installation and load testing
Performance tuning methodology
Exercise: Performance monitoring infrastructure and performance tuning
Tuning the JVM
Exercise: Exploring GC policies and monitoring JVM performance
Exercise: Troubleshooting the JVM
Connection pool tuning
Exercise: Monitoring, testing, and tuning connection pools
WebSphere runtime performance tuning
Application profiling and tuning
Exercise: Using the IBM Page Detailer
Exercise: Using the IBM Rational Application Developer profiler