Synopses & Reviews
As companies begin to build more and more web applications, its up to system administrators and managers to gain top performance from both the apps and the datacenter infrastructure that supports them. With this book, youll examine several aspects of monitoring to learn where potential bottlenecks can occur in single servers, large scale infrastructures, and cloud computing environments.
Youll learn how to provide an effective system to monitor your existing infrastructure, including servers, storage sub-systems, and network environments. To fully understand how web applications perform, youll also learn several methods for monitoring the transaction times of databases, application servers, and web servers.
- Use network sniffers to trace the response times of incoming and outgoing http requests
- Install customized java code to monitor application servers
- Monitor database SQL queries
- Integrate centralized logging of web servers
About the Author
James has over 30 years of experience working with Datacenters, holding positions from IT Manager to Senior Consultant. Over the past few years, he has been working with end-to-end monitoring in order to troubleshoot, diagnosis, and resolve performance related issues with Web Based Applications. He has experience with several different types of monitoring tools, both open source and commercial some of which include: Nagios, BigBrother, Xymon, CA Ehealth, CA Wily, CA DBInsight, and Precise I3 to name a few.
Academically, he holds a Masters degree in Computer Information Systems (MCIS), a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA), an undergraduate degree in Business, and Computer Certification from the United States Air Force. He currently works as a Senior Consultant with a government organization and teaches part-time at St. Edwards University as an Adjunct Professor in the MCIS program.