WebSphere Monitoring

Over the last weeks I see an increasing request for  WebSphere Application Server (WAS) monitoring. This article summarizes solutions available, created over the last years on top of IBM’s monitoring solution, SmartCloud Application Performance Management (SCAPM).

The SCAPM portfolio comprises almost everything of IBM’s monitoring capabilities under the umbrella of ITM. The ITCAM for Application contains the WAS monitoring agents.

The documentation of the WAS monitoring solution may be found on the IBM Knowledge Center.

Additionally, I’ve created two add-ons for the WebSphere Monitoring. The situation package gives a set of sample monitoring rules, covering the most often seen requirements in the field.

To get a comprehensive overview of all WebSphere Application Server instances monitored in your environment, this navigator view might help.

For deep dive analysis the data collector might be connected directly with the ITCAM Managing Server to enable transaction debugging and detailed WebSphere environment analysis.

The WebSphere monitoring is only one discipline within the SCAPM portfolio.  Other areas of the application performance management are covered, including transaction tracking, HTTP response time measurement and robotic monitoring.

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