JDKs 5 and 6 from Oracle include APIs and a mix of standard and experimental tools for monitoring, profiling, and troubleshooting applications. Chief among them is JConsole, introduced in Java SE 5 and officially supported (and enhanced) in Java SE 6. Learn how to use JConsole and other JDK facilities for monitoring and managing JVM behavior.
IBM provides tooling to assist in the understanding, monitoring, and problem diagnosis of applications and deployments running IBM Runtime Environments for Java. They consist of various JVM-provided capabilities, along with the family of IBM Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools for Java, obtainable via the IBM Support Assistant (ISA) — a free software offering that provides a single point of access to the tools. When new versions of the tools become available ISA notifies you and helps you retrieve the latest version.
Get step-by-step guidance from IBM software engineers on using Dump Analyzer, Garbage Collection and Memory Visualizer, Health Center, and Memory Analyzer.
Gain hands-on practice using the IBM Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools for Java in a lab exercise. You'll use the tools to monitor, diagnose, and debug JVM issues caused by a faulty application running in WebSphere Application Server, such as memory leaks, unexpected garbage collection cycles triggered by the system, and the performance hit from large application objects and HTTP session sizes.
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