IBM Application Performance Management Advanced 8.1.3 Fundamentals






This course covers the key features of IBM Application Performance Management and IBM Application Diagnostics, including resource monitoring, deep-dive diagnosis, and transaction diagnosis. Exercises will be carried out for a WebSphere Application Server. An optional unit for the Node.js agent is available as an appendix. All other domains will be covered using slides.

  • Describe the IBM Application Performance Management Advanced architecture
  • Learn to use the monitoring features of the four supported IBM Application Diagnostics agents
  • Monitor resources, application code, both real and synthetic transactions, and users with the WebSphere agent

Application-monitoring specialists and technical sales personnel

Familiarity with application server monitoring
Familiarity with the Performance Management Console
Familiarity with the Tivoli Enterprise Portal
Completion of IBM Monitoring 8.1.3 Implementation and Administration (TM673)

Monitoring with IBM Application Performance Management Advanced

  • Lesson 1 Overview and architecture
  • Lesson 2 Performance Management console
  • Exercise 1 Starting DB2
  • Exercise 2 Modifying the file Exercise 3 Starting the DayTrader script
  • Exercise 4 Accessing the Performance Management console

Monitoring application resources  

  • Lesson 1 Monitoring .NET resources
  • Lesson 2 Monitoring Node.js resources
  • Lesson 3 Monitoring Ruby resources
  • Lesson 4 Monitoring WebSphere resources
  • Exercise 1 Monitoring WebSphere resources
  • Exercise 2 Monitoring the heap

Code-level monitoring

  • Lesson 1 Code-level monitoring
  • Lesson 2 Additional features of the WebSphere agent
  • Exercise 1 Accessing code-level data for WebSphere
  • Exercise 2 Generating more traffic

Transaction tracking

  • Lesson 1 Components supporting transaction tracking
  • Lesson 2 How topologies work
  • Lesson 3 Using topologies
  • Exercise 1 Exploring aggregate topologies
  • Exercise 2 Exploring transaction instance topologies

Synthetic transaction and user monitoring

  • Lesson 1 Monitoring synthetic transactions
  • Lesson 2 Monitoring users
  • Exercise 1 Configuring a synthetic transaction
  • Exercise 2 Creating a synthetic application
  • Exercise 3 Viewing synthetic transactions

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