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IBM Application Performance Management Advanced 8.1.3 Fundamentals (SPVC) – tod45gspl

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Duration: 1 Days

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.

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After you complete this course, you can perform the following tasks:

Unit 1:

  1. Describe IBM Application Performance Management 8.1.3 Advanced, including IBM Application Diagnostics
  2. Describe the architecture

Unit 2:

  1. In this unit, you learn to describe the resource-monitoring features of currently supported agent domains for IBM Application Diagnostics:
    Microsoft .NET, Node.js, Ruby, WebSphere

Unit 3:

  1. In this unit, you learn to describe the code-level monitoring features of supported agent domains for IBM Application Diagnostics (see Unit 2 Objectives for supported agents)

Unit 4:

  1. In this unit, you learn to describe the transaction monitoring features of IBM Application Performance Management Advanced, including Application Diagnostics.

Unit 5:

  1. In this unit, you learn to use the features of IBM Application Performance Management Advanced and Application Diagnostics for monitoring:
  • Synthetic transactions
  • Users


Operations, System administrators, Application developers


Before taking this course, you should have the following skills:

  • Familiarity with application monitoring
  • Familiarity with the UNIX command-line interface
  • Familiarity with WebSphere Application Server


Unit 1: Presentation: 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 gdc_custom.properties file
  • Exercise 3 Starting the DayTrader script
  • Exercise 4 Accessing the Performance Management console

Unit 2: Presentation: 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

Unit 3: Presentation: 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

Unit 4: Presentation: 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

Unit 5: Presentation: 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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