System Center 2012 Management Pack for Java Application Performance Monitoring Released!

I am proud to announce the release version of Java Application Performance Monitoring (aka Java APM), available for download (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39709).  This feature builds upon the previous release (available for download here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29270) to enabled APM functionality for several versions of Apache Tomcat. For more information, refer to the online documentation on TechNet. Note: this supersedes the…

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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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System Center 2012 Management Pack for Java Application Performance Monitoring Preview Released!

I am proud to announce the preview version of Java Application Performance Monitoring (aka Java APM), available for download (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39709).  This feature builds upon the previous release (available for download here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29270) to enabled APM functionality for several versions of Apache Tomcat.   The MSI contains the following Management Packs Microsoft.JEE.APM.Library.mpb Microsoft.JEE.Tomcat.5.Apm.mp Microsoft.JEE.Tomcat.6.Apm.mp Microsoft.JEE.Tomcat.7.Apm.mp Microsoft.JEE.Tomcat.APM.Library.mp  …

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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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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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Inframon: Excellent Blog Post about Monitoring WebSphere in System Center Operations Manager 2012

I am a late in finding it, but here is a great blog post by Inframon detailing how to monitor WebSphere using the JEE Application Server management packs.  This is a great article with detailed steps and pictures.  Kudos to the for the informative post!   Post: WebSphere monitoring with the JEE Application Performance Monitoring…

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Where to download the JEE Application Server feature for SCOM 2012 RC

I just realized that I never put a download link to the SCOM 2012 Release Candidate Add-on for monitoring JEE Application Servers.  Please go here to get the bits: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27974.  

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PowerShell Script to Import MPBs into SCOM 2012 Beta

Update October 25th, 2011: There is a newer version of this script available. With the release of SCOM 2012 Beta, the concept of a Management Pack Bundle (MPB) is finally available for Operations Manager.  A MPBin the context of SCOM 2012 can be used as a mechanism for distributing binary files along with the MPs…

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