Performance Monitoring and Best Practices for WebSphere on z/OS

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 07 April 2007

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ISBN-10: 0738486000
ISBN-13: 9780738486000
IBM Form #: SG24-7269-00
(426 pages)

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Authors: Alex Louwe Kooijmans, Tony J. Cox, Ruud Huisman, Magdalena Marsh, Koelli Mungee, Brian S. Paskin, Martina Schmidt, Thomas Schulze, Javier Voos, Franck Yu


Implementing a WebSphere Application Server environment on z/OS and deploying applications to it in a manner that delivers the best performance is not a trivial task. There are many parameters that can be influenced and applications can be written in many different ways.

This IBM Redbooks publication will give you a structure you can use to set up an environment that is tuned to meet best performance and at the same can be monitored to catch eventual performance bottlenecks. We also pay attention to workload testing using a variety of tools and best practices in writing and deploying applications.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Part 1. Our environment
Chapter 2. Our infrastructure
Chapter 3. Our sample workload
Chapter 4. Using workload drivers
Chapter 5. Setting up and using monitoring tools
Part 2. Best practices - infrastructure
Chapter 6. How to determine the area of interest
Chapter 7. WebSphere Application Server and HTTP Server
Chapter 8. Java Virtual Machine
Chapter 9. z/OS subsystems
Chapter 10. Connectors
Part 3. Best practices - application
Chapter 11. J2EE application best practices
Chapter 12. Accessing EIS resources
Appendix A. Installation of the Trade V6.1 application
Appendix B. Additional material

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