IBM Application Performance Management Advanced 8.1.3 Fundamentals

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description

This course covers the key features of IBM Application Performance Management and IBM Application Diagnostics, including resource monitoring, deep-dive diagnosis, and transaction diagnosis. Exercises will be carried out for a WebSphere Application Server. An optional unit for the Node.js agent is available as an appendix. All other domains will be covered using slides.

Audience
Application-monitoring specialists and technical sales personnel.
Prerequisites
  • Familiarity with application server monitoring
  • Familiarity with the Performance Management Console
  • Familiarity with the Tivoli Enterprise Portal
  • Completion of IBM Monitoring 8.1.3 Implementation and Administration (TM673G)
Learning Objectives
  • Describe the IBM Application Performance Management Advanced architecture
  • Learn to use the monitoring features of the four supported IBM Application Diagnostics agents
  • Monitor resources, application code, both real and synthetic transactions, and users with the WebSphere agent
Monitoring with IBM Application Performance Management Advanced
  • Lesson 1 Overview and architecture
  • Lesson 2 Performance Management console
  • Exercise 1 Starting DB2
  • Exercise 2 Modifying the gdc_custom.properties file Exercise 3 Starting the DayTrader script
  • Exercise 4 Accessing the Performance Management console
Monitoring application resources �
  • Lesson 1 Monitoring .NET resources
  • Lesson 2 Monitoring Node.js resources
  • Lesson 3 Monitoring Ruby resources
  • Lesson 4 Monitoring WebSphere resources
  • Exercise 1 Monitoring WebSphere resources
  • Exercise 2 Monitoring the heap
Code-level monitoring
  • Lesson 1 Code-level monitoring
  • Lesson 2 Additional features of the WebSphere agent
  • Exercise 1 Accessing code-level data for WebSphere
  • Exercise 2 Generating more traffic
Transaction tracking
  • Lesson 1 Components supporting transaction tracking
  • Lesson 2 How topologies work
  • Lesson 3 Using topologies
  • Exercise 1 Exploring aggregate topologies
  • Exercise 2 Exploring transaction instance topologies
Synthetic transaction and user monitoring
  • Lesson 1 Monitoring synthetic transactions
  • Lesson 2 Monitoring users
  • Exercise 1 Configuring a synthetic transaction
  • Exercise 2 Creating a synthetic application
  • Exercise 3 Viewing synthetic transactions