Solution Package for Oracle® WebLogic

End-to-End Visibility for WebLogic Powered Applications

Oracle WebLogic has long been a leading player in the Enterprise Application Server market and is a mainstay of many Oracle-powered IT organizations and projects. For many enterprise IT organizations and development shops it is a permanent part of their application runtime environments as well as a key component in their construction of a standard Platform as a Service (PaaS).

End-to-End Visibility for WebLogic Powered Applications With its broad use in distributed, N-tier applications and its architectural organization into clusters and domains it is often a challenge to understand and diagnose the performance and resource consumption of these complex runtime environments. While the WebLogic console and Oracle Enterprise Manager provide excellent tools for managing at the server or domain level, Dev Ops managers and IT Applications Support professionals sometimes struggle to monitor and diagnose larger, multi-domain installations that may contain hundreds or thousands of nodes.

The Solution Package for WebLogic was designed and developed to provide enterprise developers, application architects and IT operations professionals powerful diagnostics capabilities and real-time insight into large-scale WebLogic environments.

Features

Real-Time intelligence at the server, cluster and application levels

Real-Time intelligence at the server, cluster and application levels

Within seconds enterprise developers and applications support teams can navigate through the WebLogic runtime environment from the broadest view of the environment to a precise drill down to the individual WebLogic server instance.

Out of the box discovery and monitoring of key metrics and resources

Out of the box discovery and monitoring of key metrics and resources

Within minutes of installation the Solution Package for Oracle WebLogic presents intuitive views of WebLogic metrics such as heap, sockets, threads, CPU usage, queues, JDBC performance, sessions, invocations and execution time.

Powerful diagnostics and correlations for complex performance analysis

Powerful diagnostics and correlations for complex performance analysis

Application developers and App Support teams must solve complex and often deceptive performance challenges that can lead to application downtime, brown-outs and erratic behaviors. The Solution Package for Oracle WebLogic can provide insights to diagnose tough challenges like:

  • Are clusters load balanced properly?
  • Is there a proper balance between destinations and consumers?
  • Are pending messages or queue lengths causing slow-downs?
  • Are destinations balanced across servers?
View Weblogic in an application context

View Weblogic in an application context

While developers and application support teams want to have technical detail and a good understanding of how their WebLogic components are operating, it is also important and valuable to assess how the WebLogic subsystem affects performance and resource consumption at the application level. RTView® provides both the detailed technical intelligence for their WebLogic runtime and a holistic view of how WebLogic operation affects the application as a whole.

Instant insight for Weblogic resource management

Instant insight for Weblogic resource management

Applications Support teams can quickly assess available resources and avoid bottlenecks and outages. The Solution Package for Oracle WebLogic can provide insights to understand resource utilization questions like:

  • During peak loads, do I have enough resources?
  • Are one or more applications becoming the hogs for resources?
  • Are there an abnormally high number of connections?
  • Does the JMS server have unusually large traffic or memory consumption?
  • How does current resource usage compare to historical usage
Application-centric monitoring of Weblogic operations

Application-centric monitoring of Weblogic operations

Oracle WebLogic is increasingly found as part of a standardized Enterprise PaaS. With developer and IT ops professionals awash in different administrative and management interfaces, the intuitive end-to-end RTView monitoring interface provides a consistent, scalable view into even the largest application architectures.

When used in conjunction with an established Service Model, it enables understanding of how WebLogic performance issues affect the overall health and response time of the business application as a whole.

Lightweight footprint viewable on any device

Lightweight footprint viewable on any device

With today’s mobile workforce, even IT professionals need to get a view of their online world in any location from any device. Because RTView and Solution Packages are written in Java, users are able to take all of their insights with them. RTView users can also quickly and easily share diagnostic views with other team members by sharing URLs or easily designing custom views for business or technical users.

Benefits

Gain Real-time Insight into WebLogic Performance and Resource Utilization at Scale by moving from reactive monitoring to proactive monitoring, where you are able to identify potential problems before they become critical and impact overall application performance.

Provides an Intuitive View of How WebLogic Interacts with other Enterprise PaaS Components including Oracle (Coherence, Database, Glassfish) and non-Oracle IBM (Websphere, DB2), TIBCO, VMware, etc.) products.

Designed and Developed for Large Scale, Mission Critical Environments SL developers worked directly with large enterprise customers running vast WebLogic deployments to gain the intelligence needed to operate at cloud scale.

Minimal Training, Highly Configurable by Business and Technical Users. Typical installations of RTView® and its Solution Packages take only a few hours, while developing custom views for a variety of IT and development roles can be achieved in just days.

Architecture: Solution Packages Extend RTView Visibility

Architecture: Solution Packages Extend RTView VisibilitySolution Packages for RTView are designed to extend the visibility and power of the enterprise monitor deeper into key software subsystems that power customers’ most strategic, mission critical and valuable applications.

The Solution Package for Oracle WebLogic has been designed to extend the reach of RTView end-to-end monitoring of enterprise applications and PaaS deeper into the vast and complex world of large scale WebLogic installations. Built upon the underlying RTView real-time platform, the Solution Package for Oracle WebLogic provides an intuitive WebLogic-aware window into large scale IT environments and their most mission critical applications.

Without this deeper view, WebLogic administrators and application support teams are forced to take Oracle Enterprise Manager or the WebLogic console beyond the extremes of their practical usage. Powerful and useful though they are, these tools were not designed to visualize, diagnose and monitor operations in heterogeneous environments at cloud scale. Because Oracle Coherence has become such an integral part of the WebLogic product line, the ability to extend the depth of monitoring using Solution Packages for both WebLogic and Coherence provides developer and IT professional powerful capabilities to tame and optimize the critical applications they power.