GlassFish version 2 monitoring capabilities

GlassFish version 2 monitoring capabilities

GlassFish version 2 provides good mentoring information about different aspects of application server and all of your applications that are deployed into GlassFish but before it can show those statistical information you need to configure its monitoring service. Figure 1.

Although this statistical and monitoring information and the way that they are presented is not as luxurious as weblog and websphere one’s but they are good enought to help you track what is going in your server.

To enable monitoring service of GlassFish you need Commence with openning administration console, Locate the configuration node and expand it now select monitoring now choose all components that you want to monitor, select high for more details and sure more overhead and low for less details and less overhead. Figure 1.

Configure your monitoring

Now you should be able to see some monitoring detailsby going to monitoring pages, monitorig pages are placed under different nodes in administration console based on your installation profile. If you are not sure about your glassfish profile, follow the developer profile item.

  • For the cluster or enterprise profile In the tree component, select Common Tasks, then click View Monitoring Data.
  • For the developer profile, in the tree component, select the Application Server node. Click the Monitor tab.

Glassfish categorize monitoring information under three categories, these categories are as follow:

Call Flow:shows you how many requests are replyed successfully or with a failure and how much time consumed for that request in different layer of application server. Figure 2

Call Flow

Runtime:this category provides information about JVM, Garbage Collection, HTTP service, Listeners (http/s), ect. for example under JMV node of these category you can use memory item to view fine grained details about your application server heap. Figure 3


Applications:Let you select an application and view details about that application components, for example you can view how much time a servlet has called and how time its call taked. Figure 4


Resources:here you can view detailed information about all of your resources like connection pools, connectors, jms connection factories, etc. For example you can view fair amount of details about your connection pool in order to hunt possible connection leake or to tune your connection pool. Figure 5


Transactions:These allows you to view what is state of transactions that are running inside your application server.

It is my first blow entry written from my Ubuntu 7.04 installation and I am happy with my switch from OpenSuse to Feisty Fawn 🙂

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