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IBM WebSphere Application Server V7 Performance Tuning

Course Details
Code:
WA715
Tuition (USD):
$2,175.00 • Classroom
GSA (USD):
$1,862.72 • Classroom
Length:
3 days

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.

For information on other related WebSphere courses, visit the WebSphere Education Training Paths Web site:

http://www.ibm.com/software/websphere/education/paths/

Skills Gained

  • Apply performance tuning methods to WebSphere Application Servers
  • Perform load testing using the Rational Performance Tester (RPT)
  • Monitor application server performance using WebSphere and the IBM Support Assistant (ISA)
  • Monitor and tune the JVM for optimum throughput and response time
  • Monitor and tune connection pools for optimum performance
  • Implement best practices for general WebSphere runtime performance
  • Use the Rational Application Developer to profile and tune Java EE applications

Who Can Benefit

This intermediate course is designed for anyone who works on WebSphere-related applications and projects, including administrators, business partners, independent software vendors (ISVs), and consultants.

The course is applicable to users running WebSphere Application Server on various platforms including IBM i systems.

Prerequisites

Students must have:

  • WebSphere administration skills, which can be obtained by successfully completing an IBM WebSphere Application Server V7 Administration course (WA170) (VA170) (WA370) (VA370) (ZA370) (WA570) or (VA570) or through practical experience administering a WebSphere Application Server environment.

Students should also have:

  • basic operating skills for the Linux operating system.

Course Details

Course Outline

  • Course introduction
  • Overview of WebSphere Application Server systems and components
  • Overview of performance concepts
  • Performance tasks
  • 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
  • Course summary

Overview of WebSphere Application Server systems and components

Overview of performance concepts

Performance tasks

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

Course summary