Oracle SOA Suite 11g Performance Tuning Cookbook

Oracle SOA Suite 11g Performance Tuning Cookbook
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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • Tune the Java Virtual Machine to get the best out of the underlying platform
  • Learn how to monitor and profile your Oracle SOA Suite applications
  • Discover how to design and deploy your application for high-performance scenarios
  • Identify and resolve performance bottlenecks in your Oracle SOA Suite infrastructure

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 328 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : July 2013
ISBN : 1849688842
ISBN 13 : 9781849688840
Author(s) : Matt Brasier, Nicholas Wright
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Oracle Database, Cookbooks, Enterprise, Oracle, SOA

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Identifying Problems
Chapter 2: Monitoring Oracle SOA Suite
Chapter 3: Performance Testing
Chapter 4: JVM Memory
Chapter 5: JVM Garbage Collection Tuning
Chapter 6: Platform Tuning
Chapter 7: Data Sources and JMS
Chapter 8: BPEL and BPMN Engine Tuning
Chapter 9: Mediator and BAM
Chapter 10: Rules and Human Workflow
Chapter 11: SOA Application Design
Chapter 12: High Performance Configuration
  • Chapter 1: Identifying Problems
    • Introduction
    • Identifying new size problems with jstat
    • Identifying permanent generation problems with jstat
    • Monitoring garbage collection with jstat
    • Identifying locking issues with jstack
    • Identifying performance problems with jstack
    • Identifying performance problems using VisualVM on HotSpot
    • Identifying performance problems using JRMC on JRockit
    • Using JRockit flight recorder to identify problems
    • Monitoring JDBC connections with the WebLogic console
    • Identifying slow-running database queries
    • Identifying slow-running components with the Enterprise Manager
    • Chapter 2: Monitoring Oracle SOA Suite
      • Introduction
      • Installing the Hyperic server
      • Installing Hyperic agents
      • Configuring Hyperic to monitor SOA Suite 11g
      • Monitoring the SOA Suite server availability
      • Monitoring the JVM memory usage
      • Monitoring the platform CPU usage
      • Monitoring the data source usage
      • Monitoring open sockets
      • Monitoring committed transactions
      • Configuring alerts in Hyperic
      • Monitoring the system using the DMS servlet
      • Chapter 3: Performance Testing
        • Introduction
        • Installing Apache JMeter
        • Creating a web service test using JMeter
        • Running JMeter on multiple servers
        • Checking responses in JMeter tests
        • Monitoring SOA Suite while testing
        • Recording user web sessions with JMeter
        • Designing advanced load tests
        • Running performance tests from the Cloud
        • Chapter 4: JVM Memory
          • Introduction
          • Increasing the JVM heap size
          • Setting Xmx and Xms to the same value
          • Setting the size of the Permanent Generation heap
          • Calculating the total memory used by your application
          • Viewing the memory used using JRMC for JRockit
          • Viewing the memory used using VisualVM for HotSpot
          • Setting the size of the thread stack
          • Chapter 5: JVM Garbage Collection Tuning
            • Introduction
            • Setting the new size
            • Setting the survivor ratio
            • Choosing a garbage collection algorithm in HotSpot
            • Choosing a garbage collection algorithm in JRockit
            • Turning on verbose garbage collection
            • Tuning to reduce the number of full garbage collections
            • Disabling the RMI garbage collector
            • Disabling explicit GC
            • Chapter 6: Platform Tuning
              • Introduction
              • Tuning global transaction timeouts
              • Increasing the HTTP accept backlog
              • Reducing the server logging level
              • Finding out which JVM you are using
              • Using large pages in Linux
              • Increasing the number of file descriptors in Linux
              • Tuning the SOA Suite EJB timeouts
              • Upgrading to a newer JVM
              • Setting the Linux kernel swappiness to low
              • Using the Oracle JRockit JVM
              • Running your domain in the production mode
              • Creating a file
              • Chapter 7: Data Sources and JMS
                • Introduction
                • Setting the data source pool sizes
                • Configuring data source testing
                • Configuring data source growing and shrinking
                • Setting data source connection timeouts
                • Tuning database XA timeouts
                • Tuning connections in the native EIS database adapter
                • Configuring the WebLogic thread pool
                • Using JMS file persistence
                • Tuning JMS connection factories
                • Chapter 8: BPEL and BPMN Engine Tuning
                  • Introduction
                  • Tuning the dispatcher invoke threads
                  • Tuning the dispatcher engine threads
                  • Tuning the dispatcher system threads
                  • Disabling BPEL monitors and sensors
                  • Reducing the audit level
                  • Changing a BPEL process to be transient
                  • Reducing the completion persist level
                  • Disabling persistence on invocation
                  • Setting the audit store policy
                  • Reducing audit trail size threshold
                  • Increasing large document threshold
                  • Reducing SOA infra log levels
                  • Purging data from the BPEL store
                  • Ensuring automatic database statistics gathering is enabled
                  • Tuning Oracle database parameters
                  • Tuning the Oracle database
                  • Chapter 9: Mediator and BAM
                    • Introduction
                    • Setting Mediator Parallel Metrics Level
                    • Setting Mediator Parallel Worker Threads
                    • Setting Mediator Parallel Maximum Rows Retrieved
                    • Setting Parallel Locker Thread Sleep
                    • Using batched delivery in the BAM Adapter
                    • Chapter 10: Rules and Human Workflow
                      • Introduction
                      • Disabling automatic release timers globally
                      • Choosing the correct workflow service client
                      • Preventing looping and inefficient rule execution
                      • Tuning rule execution
                      • Chapter 11: SOA Application Design
                        • Introduction
                        • Using BPEL process parallelization
                        • Using non-blocking service invocations in BPEL flows
                        • Turning off payload validation and composite state monitoring
                        • Designing BPEL processes to reduce persistence
                        • Using parallel routing rules in Mediator components
                        • Setting HTTP timeouts for external services
                        • Tuning BPEL adapter properties
                        • Chapter 12: High Performance Configuration
                          • Introduction
                          • Configuring a cluster of SOA Suite servers
                          • Configuring an OHS load balancer
                          • Tuning for deployment on a virtualized infrastructure
                          • Using distributed JMS destinations in a cluster
                          • Using JMS bridges to improve the enqueue speed
                          • Choosing deployment hardware

                          Matt Brasier

                          Matt Brasier is a professional services consultant with 10 years of experience tuning Enterprise Java applications. He has 9 years of experience working with Enterprise Java middleware, and has always focused on the performance aspects of application servers and SOA platforms. Matt has spoken at numerous technical conferences, including The Serverside Java Symposium and JUDCon. Matt is the head of consulting at C2B2 Consulting Ltd., an independent middleware consultancy specializing in SOA and JEE, providing professional services on the leading Java middleware platforms. C2B2 is an Oracle Gold Partner with Application Grid Specialization.

                          Nicholas Wright

                          Nicholas Wright is a Java middleware consultant and technical evangelist with 9 years of experience from Embedded C real-time systems to Enterprise Java. He has served on a Java Community Process Expert Group, and spoken at conferences across the world. Nick is a senior consultant at C2B2 Consulting Ltd., where he works with a wide range of commercial and open source JEE and SOA middleware platforms.
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                          What you will learn from this book

                          • Monitor your SOA Suite environment
                          • Configure the memory available to the Java Virtual Machine
                          • Tune the Java garbage collector
                          • Configure a WebLogic server to handle large loads
                          • Tune BPEL, BPMN, and Mediator engines
                          • Performance test your application
                          • Design your SOA Suite components for maximum performance
                          • Configure a cluster of SOA Suite servers
                          • Tune the operating system and virtualization layers for SOA Suite

                          In Detail

                          Oracle SOA Suite 11g forms the heart of many organisations’ Service Oriented Architecture. Yet for such a core component, simple information on how to tune and configure SOA Suite and its infrastructure is hard to find. Because Oracle SOA Suite 11g builds on top of a variety of infrastructure components, up until now there has been no one single complete reference that brings together all the best practices for tuning the whole SOA stack.

                          Oracle SOA Suite 11g Performance Tuning Cookbook contains plenty of tips and tricks to help you get the best performance from your SOA Suite infrastructure. From monitoring your environment so you know where bottlenecks are, to tuning the Java Virtual Machine, WebLogic Application Server, and BPEL and BPMN mediator engines, this book will give you the techniques you need in a easy to follow step-by-step guide.

                          Starting with how to identify problems, and building on that with sections on monitoring, testing, and tuning, the recipes in this book will take you through many of the options available for performance tuning your application.

                          There are many considerations to make when trying to get the best performance out of the Oracle SOA Suite platform. This performance Cookbook will teach you the whole process of tuning JVM garbage collection and memory, tuning BPEL and BPMN persistence settings, and tuning the application server. This book focuses on bringing together tips on how to identify the key bottlenecks in the whole SOA Suite infrastructure, and how to alleviate them.

                          The Oracle SOA Suite 11g Performance Tuning Cookbook will ensure that you have the tools and techniques to get the most out of your infrastructure, delivering reliable, fast, and scalable services to your enterprise.


                          This is a Cookbook with interesting, hands-on recipes, giving detailed descriptions and lots of practical walkthroughs for boosting the performance of your Oracle SOA Suite.

                          Who this book is for

                          This book is for Oracle SOA Suite 11g administrators, developers, and architects who want to understand how they can maximise the performance of their SOA Suite infrastructure. The recipes contain easy to follow step-by-step instructions and include many helpful and practical tips. It is suitable for anyone with basic operating system and application server administration experience.

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