Using the Admin Monitoring Tool

Learn how to monitor the real-time state of a container with the Admin Monitoring Tool, an optional plug-in.

Note: The product also includes the newer Container Health tool (Akana Administration Console for the container > Health tab), which is part of basic installation and also allows you to create your own monitoring dashboard. We recommend using the Container Health tool. See Monitoring the Health of a Container: Akana System Health Tool.

Using Admin Console Managing Containers

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Configuration

Introduction

The Admin Monitoring Tool plug-in provides information about the real-time state of the container and can be helpful during the debugging of issues when the log files do not provide enough information. The feature adds a Monitoring tab to the Administration Console.

Container data provided by the tool includes:

  • Incoming HTTP connections (com.soa.transport.httpclient)
  • Database thread pool (com.soa.database.config.<db-config-id>-mon)
  • Active/idle Policy Manager processes (com.soa.framework)
  • Container memory usage (com.soa.vmstats)
  • Outgoing HTTP connections (com.soa.transport.jetty)
  • Monitoring queues (com.soa.usage)
  • JMS connections (com.soa.transport.jms)

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Configuration

  1. Launch the Administration Console.
  2. Select the Available Features > Tool filter, and install the Admin Monitoring Tool.
  3. After the installation is complete, click OK to restart the container.
  4. When you log back into the Administration Console, a new Monitoring tab displays.

  5. View each monitoring category by selecting the expand/collapse control. Only one category of data can be open/viewed at a time.
  6. You can also configure how often the system polls for data (Off - 10 seconds).
  7. This tool does not require additional machine or container resources to run. Before closing the tool, set the polling interval to 0.

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