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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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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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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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 Agent configuration files: Explained!

Edit for Nov 20th, 2013: the information on this page primarily is for the On Premise solution of SCOM 2012 R2.  Though users of Application Insights may find some of the information useful as well.   The Java APM Agent has three configuration files.  In this blog post I will give a brief explanation of…

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Command-line options to enabling Application Performance Monitoring for Tomcat

This post will go over the specifics of running the command-line options for enabling the Java Application Performance Monitoring (APM) agent with a Tomcat server.  This is not coverage of the full System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) setup (please refer to the documentation), rather the details about how to enable the Java APM agent. Of…

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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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