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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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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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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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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