Monitoring WebLogic Servers - dummies

By Jeff Heaton

Part of BEA WebLogic Server 8 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Monitoring your sever is an important task that every WebLogic Server administrator must deal with. You’ll monitor whether your server is up as well as the server load. Monitoring allows you to quickly see an overview of how different parts of WebLogic Server are performing. WebLogic Server allows you to monitor the following areas:

  • CORBA connection pools

  • EJB

  • HTTP

  • JDBC

  • JMS

  • JNDI

  • JTA subsystem

  • Security

  • Servers

All monitoring activity takes place through Administration Console. The monitoring functions of Administration Console are not isolated to one specific area. Rather, these functions are placed in the same area as the system that they’re monitoring.

In general, to find the monitoring page for a specific service in WebLogic Server, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to Administration Console.

  2. In the Services folder (on the left side of the screen), click the folder representing the service you want to monitor.

    The information at the right side of the console changes to reflect the service you selected.

  3. On the right side of the screen, click the Monitoring tab.

The monitoring page shows you how many connections are active, how many threads are waiting on a connection, and how many connections are unavailable. From here, you can monitor your connection.