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We are using Load Runner for the performance Testing of our application. We do not have java heap size monitoring tool, Oracle connections,sqls monitoring tool and also the Netword bandwidth and Latency monitoring tool when the concurrent user test execution is inprogress.
Using Load runner we are capturing the server level resources like available MBytes, Java process utilization, CPU utilization etc., we do not have license for may other counters to monitor.
Can some one please suggest us a free tool which will help us to track the JVM heap size utilization and GC etc., Network idle/usage etc., Oracle
One easy thing you can do is to turn on Garbage Collection stats at the JVM. If you are using OC4J, then go in to the JVM you're dealing with and get to the Server Parameters section under Administration. Once there, you can turn on GC stats and have them written to a file. Add this to the JVM parameters:
This will output heap stats that will tell you the total heap size, memory allocated before a GC, after a GC and how long the GC took. You can then download a GC viewer that will graph this data for you if you find that necessary. For the most part, we use the log file when we think there is something wrong and we just tail it to see real-time stats.
Using this method applies only a minute additional load on the JVM, unlike using a profiler.
Joined: Apr 28, 2009
Thanks Tim... Can this be used in our Performance Testing environment. Because if it uses resources considerably then our response times varies. So I am asking?
Thanks Kees Jan. I will publish our experiment status once we verify. We need to verify the load on the appserver during performance testing with some no. of users, due to this monitoring work.
Joined: Apr 28, 2009
We have used Jconsole with Weblogic with our product. When 100 concurrent users accessing the application we have observered the jVM usage and response times of the transactions. (When Jconsole is not used with weblogic), and (When Jconsole is used with weblogic to collect JVM details).
The response times and the server resources consumtion seems normal. No difference. Hence planning to JConsole.
Thanks to all.
Can some one suggest a good tool for Oracle monitoring. We would like to monitor Sessions, SGA, Cursors etc., We need a opensource tool.
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