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ISBN 13:
978-0-9916386-1-1
ISBN: 0-9916386-1-1
Library of Congress Number:
2014941276
700 pages
Perfect Bind 9.25x7.5
PD 0514
Shelving: Databases/Oracle Oracle In-Focus Series #46
  Advanced WebLogic Server Automation
Administration and Monitoring with WLST and JMX

Martin Heinzl

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Key Features   About the Author Table of Contents
Index   Reader Comments Errata

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All production environments need automated, auditable, reproducible processes. This book discusses how to automate all aspects of WebLogic, an essential prerequisite for all production environments.

The WebLogic Server platform is recognized as one of the leading J2EE application servers and is the foundation of the Fusion Middleware platform. It is well suited for a variety of different application architectures including modern grid and cloud infrastructures. A large number of WebLogic installations from a single server to thousands of servers exist all over the world. 

Complex environments may consist of hundreds of domains and thousands of managed-servers.  It is impossible for an administrator group to maintain all those servers with manual tasks or the web console.  This book is written based on 15+ years of experience with many real architecture and consultancy assignments, and includes tips based on lessons learned from real project experience.  Its main focus is to teach readers who are already familiar with WebLogic how to use the powerful automation APIs to operate WebLogic in small to very complex environments.  Scripts and automation based on JMX are essential for every (infrastructure) architect, administrator, deployer, operator, and also developer. Only with automated processes it is possible to create actions that can be easily reviewed, can run at any time, can run frequently (monitoring), can be scheduled with an automated scheduler, and are well-suited to auditing needs.

This book focuses on the WebLogic Server. Automation is absolutely key for all installations of WebLogic, from small to complex enterprise-wide systems.  The author presents many practical examples that can be easily adapted to the reader's needs. This book does not use the WebLogic GUI nor talk about J2EE programming; it focuses on automation only.

This book contains a comprehensive code download of powerful WLST and JMX scripts.

 

 
Key Features

* Focuses on real-life automation examples.

* Includes many general-purpose scripts and programs.

* Provides automation hints and tips for all areas of WebLogic.

* All scripts/programs can be easily adapted for the reader’s needs.

* Explores the power of WebLogic automation based on the automation technologies provided with the Server.

* Compares the powerful script environment of WLST with the standard Java management API of JMX.

* Provides automation solutions for many different aspects of WebLogic.

* Explains how to create, configure, secure, administer and monitor WebLogic in an automated, repeatable way based on WLST or JMX.

* Enables the reader to handle large and complex environments with automated processes.

About the Author:

Martin Heinzl Martin Heinzl is a senior/principal consultant in the areas of architecture, middleware and enterprise systems. Over the last 15 years, he has built up extensive experience in enterprise middleware technologies in distributed systems.  His main areas of focus include architecture, integration, Java, J2EE, CORBA, distributed systems, integration approaches, and security.  His project involvement has included analysis, design, architecture, SOA (like) systems, configuration, security, deployment, automation, management, and monitoring.  This experience has given him a thorough knowledge of operations, automation, system architectures, development, and training.  

Martin was also responsible for the automation of a complex web service security layer for an SOA infrastructure using single-sign on, SAML, and OWSM for a huge WebLogic farm (including Oracle service bus) with 500+ domains and 4000+ Managed-Servers.  He was also responsible for the WebLogic infrastructure and monitoring concepts of in a high risk/high volume financial system. He is currently working in the middleware platform hosting team of a global bank.

Martin greatly enjoys what he does. His highest priority has always been on customers and service, which has helped him establish many good and long-year customer relationships. In 2013 Martin also joined the Oracle Customer Advisory Board for WebLogic and he always tries to be up to date on middleware technologies by attending conferences and taking part in beta programs.  

Table of Contents:
Using the Online Code Depot
Conventions Used in this Book
Part I

Introduction to WLDF
Introduction
Introduction to WebLogic
Jython and WebLogic
JMX and WebLogic
Summary
Part II

WLDF Architecture and Components
Introduction to WLDF
WLDF Components
The WLDF Data Collectors
Data Processing and Archiving
Data Access
Complete Picture of WLDF
Target vs. Activation
Summary

Working with WLDF
General Guidelines to work with WLDF
WLDF Profiles
Lifecycle of WLDF Artifacts
Summary

Configuration and Usage
Using the WLS Console
Using the Dashboard
Using WLST / JMX
Using the Configuration Files
Summary

Understanding  WLDF MBeans
Introduction to the WLDF MBeans
WLDF MBean Types
Browsing WLDF using the WLST shell   
Additional WLST commands for WLDF 
Summary

Part III   

Configure  Diagnostic Modules      
Diagnostic Modules    
Introduction     
Creating a new Diagnostic Module 
Built-in diagnostic module    
Create Diagnostic modules from built-in templates      
Target/Untarget Diagnostic modules      
Activating / Deactivating Diagnostic modules   
Creation and Targeting of multiple Modules      
Summary

Keeping historical data for long term analysis     
Data Archives   
Overview
File based archives      
JDBC based archives  
Data retirement policies       
Summary

Harvesting Runtime Metrics for System and Performance Monitoring       
Overview
Using the WLS Console       
Using WLST    
Using JMX       
Using configuration files       
Comparison      
Complex example       
dumpDiagnosticData 
Summary

Taking snapshots of current state for analysis    
Introduction     
Configuration of the image capture capabilities  
Issue an image capture request       
Additional Tasks in WLST to work with diagnostic images   
Summary

Watch out for diagnostic conditions        
Introduction to Diagnostics 
Types of Watches       
General configuration 
Creating a Harvester watch   
Creating a Log watch 
Creating an instrumentation watch 
Removing a watch from a diagnostic module     
Summary

Getting notified and alarmed for certain system states 
Introduction to Notifications
WLDF Notifications and the WebLogic API     
JMX Notifications      
JMS Notifications       
Email Notifications    
Diagnostic Image Notifications      
SNMP Notifications   
Future developments  
Summary

Complete Examples   
Introduction     
Utilize WLDF to monitor custom MBeans with machine data        
Use WLDF for automatic scaling of an application      
Sending JMS notifications in case of stuck threads       
Creating a diagnostic image if heap reaches critical value        
Summary

Part IV   
Organize and structure WLDF through Profiles 
The idea of profiles    
Examples of useful profiles   
Creating profiles in a WLS domain 
Activating / deactivating profiles   
Summary

Diagnostic component profiles using WLST      
Introduction     
Artifact Profiles
Subject Matter Profiles
Combination into Diagnostic Modules     
Example Implementation     
Base class
WebLogic Core Profile
EJB Profile       
JDBC Profile    
Transaction Profile     
Other profiles   
Profile Manager
Working with Profiles 
Summary

Diagnostic module profiles using WLST  
Introduction     
Diagnostic Module Profiles  
Profile Scopes   
Advantages and disadvantages       
Example Implementation     
Comparison between profile types 
Summary

Diagnostic profiles using JMX 
      
Introduction     
Use cases
Architecture of the JMX Implementation 
Artifact Profiles
Component Profiles   
WLDFComponentProfile    
WLDFCoreProfile      
Profile Manager
Examples
Diagnostic module Profiles   
Using Profiles in Real Life    
Summary
Part V     

Getting access to diagnostic data   
Introduction     
Which data stores are available?     
Get Information about data store content
Access Diagnostic data using the accessor API  
Offline Access using WLST  
Online Access using WLST  
Using the exported data       
Summary

Visualizing and Analyzing data with Mission Control   
Introduction     
WLDF and Flight Recorder 
Amount of WLDF Data recorded by Flight Recorder 
Example Data  
Code section    
WebLogic plugin        
Summary

Visualizing data with the WLDF Dashboard      
Introduction     
Built-In Views  
Custom Views  
Custom View Example        
Outlook  
Summary

Review and Comparison
     
WLDF, WLST or JMX?       
Alternatives to WLDF
Summary
References        
References        
Books     
General Websites       
Web Links        
About the Author      
Index      
 

 

Index Topics:



activate               
advice  
AOP      
application profiles         
archive
archive subsystem         
Archive subsystem         
artifact profiles
artifacts               
aspect
  
B

Backend profile
Base class           

C

captureAndSaveDiagnosticImage            
Communication profile 
configuration    
core profile         ,
Core WLDF system         
createSystemResourceControl 
cross-cutting     

D

dashboard         
Data Access (JDBC) profile          
data accessor     ,
Data Accessor subsystem            
data archives    
deactivate          
destroySystemResourceControl              
diagnostic component profiles  
diagnostic context          
diagnostic image creation notifications  
Diagnostic Image subsystem      
diagnostic images           
diagnostic module           , ,
diagnostic profiles          
diagnostics          ,
disable profile  
disableSystemResource               
dumpDiagnosticData      ,
DYE filters           
DYE injection     
dynamic clusters             

E

EJB        
EJB profile          
email notifications          
Email Profile      
enable profile   
enableSystemResource               
Enterprise (EJB) profile 
enum   
Event Tree File 
exportDiagnosticData   
exportDiagnosticDataFromServer           
extended monitoring    
extension module          

F
file-based archives         
Flight Recorder

G

getAvailableCapturedImages    

H

harvester            ,
harvester metrics           
Harvester subsystem    
harvester watch              
Harvester watches         
HarvesterManagerRuntime       
hierarchy      

 I

image capture   ,
images 
instrumentation              
Instrumentation              
Instrumentation subsystem       
instrumentation watch 
Integration profile 
       
J

JDBC based archives      
JMS Messaging Profile  
JMX client          
JMX implementation     
JRockit 
JRockit Flight Recording

L

listSystemResourceControls      
log watch            
Log watches      
logger  
lookupNotification         

M

Merging Data    
Messaging profile           
metrics
MissionControl
monitoring         
Monitoring dashboard  

N

notification        
notification listener        
notifications       , , , ,

O

Offline Access  
Online Access   

P

pointcut              
POJO objects    
profile manager               
Profile Manager              
profiles ,

R

refresh
Resource profile              
retirement policy            
Runtime Control subsystem       
runtime MBean tree     
runtime MBeans             

S

saveDiagnosticImageCaptureEntryFile  
saveDiagnosticImageCaptureFile             
Server Core profile         
server state       
SMTP messaging             
SNMP notifications        
SNMP Profile    
stuck threads    
subject matter profiles 

T

target   
timeline              
Transaction Profile         

U

UAT      
untarget             
user acceptance testing               
utility library      

V

Virtual machine Profile 

Errata:

Reader Comments:

 

   

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