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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WebSphere (7.0 & 6.1), Security, and BeanSpy

This page contains information about configuring the WebSphere Web Server to require BASIC authentication when accessing servlets. Security is a very Application Server specific task.  During the development of this feature, it was noted that depending on the setup of the application server, certain behaviors were observed. Below are the steps necessary for requiring authentication…

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BeanSpy: WebSphere Application Server JMXQuery to list deployed applications

If you are running WebSphere, here are a few quick steps to validating the BeanSpy installation. Once you have deployed BeanSpy to a web application server, the next step is to see that it works.  While look at the /Stats or /Stats/Info is a nice cross-platform solution, sometimes you want to know what is running…

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Chicken and Egg Problem == solved: How to extract BeanSpy or PowerShell scripts if there is no discovery?

One issue that you might experience with BeanSpy (or the universal discovery PowerShell script) is how to get a hold of these binaries.  The expect flow is that the Management Packs (MPs) and Management Pack Bundles (MPBs) get imported, some discoveries occur, and then from the application server instance a task can be run to copy…

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Howto: Monitor EJBs with BeanSpy in SCOM 2012 on WebSphere 6.1 (version 2)

It would appear that yesterday’s post may not work for everyone, and here is a second version that will bypass this problem. The problem relates to the fact that I elected to have the newly created EJB class extend the base Microsoft.JEE.Application class from the Microsoft.JEE.Library management pack.  It so happens that the library class…

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Howto: Monitor EJBs with BeanSpy in SCOM 2012 on JBoss 5

Out-of-the-box, EJB discovery and monitoring are not supported by the SCOM 2012 JEE MPs (http://blogs.technet.com/b/random_happy_dev_thoughts/archive/2012/04/18/system-center-operations-manager-scom-2012-released.aspx).  That said, there is nothing to preclude a customer to write their own management pack for doing so.  In this blog post I will detail how one could do this for JBoss 5. Introduction Please note that this is provided…

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Extending Discovery Of Java Applications in SCOM 2012

The solution to monitoring JEE Application Servers and Applications in SCOM 2012 is a good starting point, but sometimes you may want to do more.  The good news is that the structure of theses MPs are extendable and this blog post will detail how to do that. For instance, let’s suppose that I am a…

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BeanSpy: WebLogic Application Server JMXQuery to list deployed applications

If you are running WebLogic, here are a few quick steps to validating the BeanSpy installation. Once you have deployed BeanSpy to a web application server, the next step is to see that it works.  While look at the /Stats or /Stats/Info is a nice cross-platform solution, sometimes you want to know what is running…

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