WebSphere 6 Load, Performance Testing and Tuning

Course:  WPSTT
Duration:  3 Days
Level:  II
Course Summary

This is a three day course in how to diagnose and fix performance problems within J2EE 1.4 applications deployed within WebSphere version 6 environments. The course will have a very practical emphasis and includes the lab-based investigation of the performance of a J2EE application. Performance bottlenecks will be identified during the labs. Some of the bottlenecks will be fixed during the labs, others will be discussed and alternative coding options selected and tested.

The course comprises short lectures to outline principles and much longer labs to explore those principles. This is a very hands-on course.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Patterns, both positive and negative.

Garbage collection options, selecting the right algorithm.

JVM Vendor differences – which platform is best suited to your application.

Common coding errors, how to spot them and work around them.

Tools available, strengths and weaknesses.

  • Tivoli Performance Viewer
  • Symantec i3 (was Veritas i3, was Precise In-Depth)
  • ITCAM
  • Wily
  • Rational Performance Tester
  • Eclipse TPTP (nee Hyades)
  • JProfiler

Emphasis on good practice, but not overdoing patterns

What You Can Expect
  • To understand best practice in J2EE application development and deployment.
  • To optimise the deployment of a J2EE application within WebSphere.
  • To apply J2EE patterns appropriately.
  • To identify and remove anti-patterns from code.
  • Inspect code behaviour while running under load within WebSphere.
  • Generating load for J2EE applications via their web front-end.
  • Charting and presenting performance findings after load tests.
Who Should Take This Course
  • WebSphere Administrators
  • WebSphere and J2EE Developers
  • Application Support Staff
  • Architects
  • Technical Design Authority
Recommended Prerequisites

Understanding of J2EE components.

WebSphere administration – as taught in our WebSphere version 6 Administration Course. (Failing that, IBM's course will do, our instructor has taught both)

Some Java knowledge, but students need not be Java programmers.

Training Style

Instructor-Led, Hands on.

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