This is a continuation from the blog post by Rajeev which provided an introduction to the IBM Health Center - Please read more here
Health Center consists of two parts. An agent that needs to be enabled with the running Java application and an eclipse based client that comes with IBM Support Assistant which needs to be connected to the agent.
The Health Center Client is supported on Windows and Linux x86 operating systems whereas the agent is available for all the IBM supported platforms except HP and Solaris. The agent is shipped with the IBM JDK 5 SR9 and JDK 6 SR3 onwards. The latest agent can be downloaded from the IBM Support Assistant.
The IBM Health Center can be installed from the IBM Support Assistant(ISA). Follow the you tube link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WjE9U0jvEk)to know about
1. How to install IBM Support Assistant
2. How to install Health Center Client
3. How to launch Health Center Client from IBM Support Assistant
To launch a Java application with the Health Center agent enabled, users need to provide -Xhealthcenter as Java Runtime parameter at the start of the application. For Java 5.0 SR9 and earlier or Java 6.0 SR4 and earlier users need to provide the –agentlib:healthcenter –Xtrace:output=healthcenter.out as Java Runtime parameter before the start of the application.
To launch the Health Center Client from IBM Support Assistant, users need to click on Analyze Problem tab in the Home page of IBM Support Assistant.Select Health Center and Click on Launch. Click on Next to get connection dialog box. Specify hostname, port number and basic authentication (if required) of the machine where the agent is running. Click on Next.
Once the Client is successfully connected users will see the hostname and port number on which the Health Center agent is started. Click on Finish to proceed to Status Summary page.