SCOM 2012 R2: Tomcat as a Windows Service with APM options

There are many ways start Tomcat.  The documentation covers the basics, which for Windows is to modify the catalina.bat: :noJuliManager set JAVA_OPTS=%JAVA_OPTS% %LOGGING_MANAGER%set APM_DIR=\path\to\apm\agent\zip\contentsset APM_OPTS=-Djava.library.path=”%APM_DIR%” -javaagent:”%APM_DIR%\apm_facade.jar” -Xbootclasspath/p:”%APM_DIR%\apm_facade.jar” -Xbootclasspath/p:”%APM_DIR%\apm_producers.jar”set JAVA_OPTS=%JAVA_OPTS% %APM_OPTS%rem —– Execute The Requested Command —————————————       However, what if there is no said file.  Suppose, it is desirable to run Tomcat as…

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Video: Java Application Performance Monitoring with Operations Manager in System Center 2012 R2

Looking for more information Java Application Performance Monitoring with Operations Manager in System Center 2012 R2 – but tired of reading?  Take a stroll over to Channel 9 and take a look at the Edge Show for an approximately 20 minute interview with the feature Program Manager for an overview of the offering.  The interview starts…

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Application Insights: For Java Too!

Microsoft recently announced a new service for VS Online called Application Insights (This is an invite-only service at the time of this writing).  In addition to providing deeper insight into your .NET applications, this online solution also has the ability to monitor your Java application as well.  Very similar to the Application Performance Management (APM) pieces…

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Enable Windows 8.1 Lock Screen Slideshow

A bit of fun for today’s post, finally got around to personalizing my computer’s lock screens today.  Thanks to this blog post at laptopmag.com, I now have a bunch of highlights from my various photo-manipulating applications. I must warning that if you are doing this in a work environment, you may want to double-check that…

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Java APM MP Guide now Available… On TechNet

If you are looking the Java Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Preview Management Pack (MP) Guide, it can now be downloaded at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39709 or view it on TechNet at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn502605.aspx.  Hooray for having documentation searchable online – welcome to 2003!  

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Recommended: Tutorial for Using Java APM with SCOM 2012 R2

I'm a little late to this, but I just found a great introduction if you are looking for a guide to using Java APM from the folks at SCOMfaq.ch.    Part 1) Creation & Discovery of Ubuntu Linux VM Part 2) Discovery of Java Application Servers Part 3) Java APM December 17th, 2013: Updated Links…

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Guide: Enabling SSL on Tomcat With The Java Management Packs for SCOM 2012

Here is a quick guide for enabling SSL on Tomcat with the SCOM 2012 Java Management Pack (download here).  As this Java APM Management Pack (download here) extends the previous MP, this content applies here too. Before getting started with this, you should certainly reference the appropriate Tomcat documentation for the specifics of configuring that…

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Java APM MP Guide now Available

If you are looking the Java Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Preview Management Pack (MP) Guide, it can now be downloaded at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39709.  Just click the Download button and a pop-up will give you the option of selecting either the MSI or the MP Guide.

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PowerShell script to Remove Application Servers: Only Applicable to Application Server’s added by PowerShell

I would like to take a moment to clarify a point about the PowerShell script to remove application servers (aka RemoveJEEAppServer.ps1) that was recently brought to my attention. This mechanism for removing application servers is only intended for use with application servers added via PowerShell (aka NewJEEAppServer.ps1). You cannot use this script to remove an instance that was…

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WebLogic Management Pack Explained: Discovery Process and Monitoring

In this blog post I will briefly discuss the discovery and basic monitoring on WebLogic from the JEE Feature of SCOM 2012 (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29270).  Although it is Java, the promise of write once, run everywhere does not hold.  Especially in the start and discovery phases.  The workflows for doing so on Windows and Linux/UNIX differ substantially….

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