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Table Of Contents

Preface
About Quest
About Quest’s Java and J2EE Products
Overview of the Manual
Assumptions
Conventions Used in this Manual
Related Documents
The PerformaSure Documentation Suite
Suggested Reading
To Contact PerformaSure Support
Product Feedback and Announcements
Part
Structure and Workflow
Chapter 1
Introducing PerformaSure
■Introducing PerformaSure
Key PerformaSure Concepts and Terms
PerformaSure at a Glance
Using PerformaSure
What Does PerformaSure Do?
What Approach Does PerformaSure Take?
Who Uses PerformaSure?
How Does PerformaSure Fit In With Your Infrastructure and Tools?
What Do PerformaSure’s Browsers Do?
How does PerformaSure Define a Service Request?
How does PerformaSure Show a Service Request?
PerformaSure’s Components
PerformaSure Agents
PerformaSure Nexus
Security
Interaction with Foglight
Interaction with Spotlight
Interaction with Load-Testing Tools
Interaction with Quest Database Tools
Chapter 2
Starting PerformaSure
Installing and Configuring PerformaSure
Integrating PerformaSure in Your Environment
Running PerformaSure
Starting the Nexus
Launching the Nexus from a Script
Parameters for start-recording
Ensuring that the Agents Are Running
Chapter 3
Recording a Session
■Recording a Session
Poor Performance Culprits
Recording Levels
To set the recording level to component detail—Workstation instructions:
Recursion Limit
Including and Excluding Classes
How the Nexus Categorizes Service Requests
Load Levels
Service Request Sampling
Service Request Separation
Service Request Filtering
Session Acquisition
Opening Large Session Files
Selecting Another Project or Session
Customizing the Project Window
Using the Browsers
Customizing the Browsers
Using the Time Control Panel
Linking the Browsers’ Time Controls
Using the Request Time Browser
Using the Browser in All Requests Mode
Setting the Display Mode
Using the Browser in Single Request Investigation Mode
Using the SQL Browser
Using the Request Tree Browser
Using the Metrics Browser
Selecting Metrics For Display
Using the Network Traffic Browser
Using the Thresholds Browser
Integration with the Quest Software Suite for Further Analysis
■JProbe Integration
JProbe Integration
Foglight Integration
Spotlight Integration
Integration with Quest Database Tools
Analyzing Sessions FAQ
Chapter 5
Isolating Performance Problems
A Strategy for Finding Performance Problems
Chapter 6
PerformaSure Workstation
Starting the Workstation
Logging In
Nexus Instance Table
Edit Nexus Dialog
Converting a Session
Chapter 7
PerformaSure Projects
New Project Wizard
New Project Wizard—Summary
New Project Wizard—Full Detail
The Project Window
Menus and Toolbar—Summary
Menus and Toolbar—Full Detail
The Session Label
Browsers Area
PerformaSure Projects FAQ
Chapter 8
Recording Control Window and nexusctl
Recording Control Window
Recording Control Window—Summary
Recording Control Window—Full Detail
Recording Settings Dialog
Recording Settings Dialog—Summary
Recording Settings Dialog—Full Detail
Incomplete Request Timeout
A Note on Sampling
Advanced Sampling Dialog
Advanced Sampling Dialog—Summary
Advanced Sampling Dialog—Full Detail
Recording with nexusctl
nexusctl—Summary
nexusctl—Full Detail
-ad “AGENTNAME”
-swr nnn “expression”
-swl nnn “expression”
-fir “expression”
-fil “expression”
-fxr “expression”
-fxl “expression”
Using A Recording Settings File
Equivalent Recording Control Options
Chapter 9
Edit Options Dialog
Chapter 10
Time Control Panel
■Time Control Panel
■Components in the Time Control Panel
Components in the Time Control Panel
More Zone Detail
Related Controls
Chapter 11
Request Time Browser
■Request Time Browser
Request Time Browser Modes
Link Browsers to Use Same Zone/Break Link Between Browsers
Request Time Browser Control Pane—Summary
Request Time Browser Control Pane—Full Detail
All Requests Mode
Further Investigation
Single Request Investigation Mode
Request Time Browser Graph Pane—Summary
Request Time Browser Graph Pane—Full Detail
Request Time Browser Graph Pane
Charts in the Graph Pane
Tooltips in the Graph Pane
Contextual Menus in the Graph Pane
Request Time Browser Detail Pane
Detail Pane Columns
Bar Charts in the Detail Pane
Bar Chart Tooltips
Contextual Menus in the Detail Pane
SQL Browser
SQL Browser Control Pane—Summary
SQL Browser Control Pane—Full Detail
SQL Browser Graph Pane—Summary
SQL Browser Graph Pane—Full Detail
SQL Browser Detail Pane
SQL Browser FAQ
Chapter 13
Request Tree Browser
■Request Tree Browser
Saving Browser Settings
Request Tree Browser Graph Pane—Summary
Request Tree Browser Graph Pane—Full Detail
Request Trees
Request Tree Tooltips
Zooming the Request Tree
Request Tree Browser Detail Pane
Creating a JProbe Launcher File
Request Tree Browser FAQ
Chapter 14
Metrics Browser
■Metrics Browser
Metric Types
Metrics Browser Navigation Pane
Metrics Browser Graph Pane—Summary
Metrics Browser Graph Pane—Full Detail
Metrics Browser FAQ
Chapter 15
Network Traffic Browser
■Network Traffic Browser
Filter Machines Dialog
Network Traffic Browser Graph Pane—Summary
Network Traffic Browser Graph Pane—Full Detail
Network Interaction Chart
Color Scale Toggle Button
Zoom Control Slider
Network Traffic Browser Detail Pane
Network Traffic Browser FAQ
Chapter 16
Thresholds Browser
■Thresholds Browser
Thresholds Browser Graph Pane—Summary
Thresholds Browser Graph Pane—Full Detail
Thresholds Browser Detail Pane
Threshold Editor
Using the Threshold Editor
Setting Thresholds
Thresholds Browser FAQ
Chapter 17
PerformaSure Reports
■PerformaSure Reports
Generated Reports
Choosing the Report Option
PDF Reports
CSV Format
XML Format
Request Time Report
SQL Report
Request Tree Report
Request Tree Report Dialog
Metric Report
Network Traffic Report
Threshold Report
PerformaSure Reports FAQ
III
Reference Appendices
Appendix A
Configuring PerformaSure
The Configuration File Hierarchy
Configuring Agents
The Parameters in agent.config
Plug-ins
Configuring the Nexus
The Parameters in nexus.config
Configuring the Communication Ports Used by the Nexus
Configuring Nexus Clients
The Parameters in rmiclient.config
Configuration Lookup Sequence
Logging
The Parameters in log.config
Instrumentation
Application Methods in Full Detail
Component Instrumentation
The Parameters in instrumentation.config
Setting the Recursion Limit
Customizing Component-Level Data Collection
Configuration FAQ
Appendix B
Metrics in PerformaSure
The Metric Hierarchy
Request Metrics
Request Sub-Trees
SQL Statement Metrics
Application Metrics
Application Server Metrics
Application Servers Root Node
Performance > Metric Group Sub-Trees
or
JMS > Metric Group Sub-Trees
• See “JMS > Metric Group > Queue > Cluster Sub-Trees” below
JMS > Metric Group > Queue > Cluster Sub-Trees
JMS> Metric Group > Cluster Sub-Trees
Machine Metrics
Metrics in PerformaSure FAQ
Appendix C
Appendix D
Regular Expressions
How Regular Expressions are Scanned
Typical Regular Expression Patterns
Using Regular Expressions in PerformaSure
Appendix E
License Credits
Adobe Acrobat
Apache
BEA WebLogic Server
BCEL
Hewlett-Packard
IBM WebSphere
JBoss
Linux
Mercury Interactive
Microsoft
Netscape
Oracle
Quest Software
Sun Microsystems
Tomcat
UNIX
WinPcap
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