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  • Understand the correct tuning methodology and how it fits into the overall software development cycle
  • Install and configure the instruments for tuning, including VisualVM, JMeter, Eclipse TPTP Platform, and basic O/S tools
  • Improve the performance of your application by properly configuring the JVM heap and the garbage collector knobs
  • Efficiently configure the JBoss System Thread Pool, the Connection Pool, and the Logging Service
  • Tune the middleware services including EJB tuning and JMS tuning
  • Learn the principles of good database design and core concepts about Java Persistence API with special focus on JBoss's implementation (Hibernate)
  • Set up the JBoss Clustering service both as a standalone solution and integrated with Apache Web server
  • Configure the JBoss Web server (Tomcat) for optimal performance including the mod_jk, mod_proxy and mod_cluster modules.
  • Develop faster web applications by tuning the JSF and RichFaces component libraries.



Today's organizations need to deliver faster services to a large set of people and businesses. In order to survive this challenge, enterprises need to optimize the performance of their application server along with its components and hardware. Writing faster applications is no longer just an option for your products; it's an imperative requirement, which you cannot ignore.

JBoss AS 5 Performance Tuning will teach you how to deliver fast applications on the JBoss Application Server and Apache Tomcat, giving you a decisive competitive advantage over your competitors. You will learn how to optimize the hardware resources, meeting your application requirements with less expenditure.

The performance of Java Enterprise applications is the sum of a set of components including the Java Virtual Machine configuration, the application server configuration (in our case, JBoss AS), the application code itself and ultimately the operating system. This book will show you how to apply the correct tuning methodology and use the tuning tools that will help you to monitor and address any performance issues.

By looking more closely at the Java Virtual Machine, you will get a deeper understanding of what the available options are for your applications and how their performance will be affected. You will learn about thread pool tuning, EJB tuning, JMS tuning, Enterprise Java Beans, and the Java Messaging Service.

The persistence layer and JBoss Clustering service each have a chapter dedicated to them as they are two of the most crucial elements to configure correctly in order to run a fast application.

You will also learn how to tune your web server, enabling you to configure and develop web applications that get the most out of the embedded Tomcat web server.

  • Follow the practical examples to make your applications as efficient as possible
  • Written to version 5.1 and includes advice on upgrading to version 6.0
  • Accurately configure the persistence layer and clustering service
  • Learn how to tune all components and hardware
Page Count 312
Course Length 9 hours 21 minutes
ISBN 9781849514026
Date Of Publication 3 Dec 2010


Francesco Marchioni

Francesco Marchioni is a Red Hat Certified JBoss Administrator (RHCJA) and Sun Certified Enterprise Architect working at Red Hat in Rome, Italy. He started learning Java in 1997, and since then he has followed the path to the newest Application Program Interfaces released by Sun. In 2000, he joined the JBoss community when the application server was running the 2.X release.

He has spent years as a software consultant, where he has envisioned many successful software migrations from vendor platforms to open source products, such as JBoss AS, fulfilling the tight budget requirements of current times.

Over the last 10 years, he has authored many technical articles for OReilly Media and ran an IT portal focused on JBoss products (