• Lightweight Business Transaction Profiling - production performance monitoring at about 2% overhead
  • Comprehensive performance metrics and charting - server, JVM, JMX, and transaction performance metrics overlaid into single charts
  • Dynamically deep-dive into problem transactions
  • Performance Alerting and diagnostic snapshots
RTI provides both server- and agent-side plugins to integrate with JBoss ON:
  • RTI JBoss ON Server Plugin (rti-server-x.x.jar)- provides performance alerting and notification support
  • RTI JBoss ON Agent Plugin – (rti-agent-x.x.jar) – provides support for the JBoss ON and RHQ agents to collect and manage RTI performance monitoring and captured data
Installing RTI plugins requires JBoss ON administrator privileges, and may be more appropriately done by a system administrator. However, if you have permission, it's pretty easy to do through the JBoss ON web console, as follows:
There are multiple ways to install a new server or agent plug-in, and an experienced administrator may have a preferred way, but this works for JBoss ON version 3.0 and RHQ version 4.2:
  1. Navigate to the Administration tab in the Management Server UI.
  2. Select the Agent Plug-ins entry in the Configuration panel on the left. This will populate the list of Agent plug-ins.
  3. To add the RTI Agent RTI plug-in:
    1. Click in the Upload Plugin text at the bottom of the Agent Plugins list, or click the Browse... button next to it.
    2. Specify the path of the rti-agent-*.jar file, generally in the top directory of your RTI Console installation. For example:
      C:\Program Files\OC Systems\RTI\Console\rti-agent-3.4.7-*.jar
    3. Click the Upload button.
    4. Click the Scan For Updates button.
    5. Verify that you see the “RTI Enterprise” plug-in in the list with the current date and time.
  4. Add the Server RTI plug-in in the same way except:
    1. Click on Server Plug-ins under Configuration on the left. This will populate the list of Server plug-ins.
    2. Browse to and upload and add the rti-server-*.jar file as for the rti-agent-*.jar file above.
    3. Scan for Updates, then verify that you see the “Alert:RTI Enterprise” plug-in in the list with the current date and time.
  5. Wait for the agents to update their plug-ins, usually within an hour.
If you wait until the next day, the JBoss ON server and agents should have picked up the plug-ins and become aware of the new RTI-specific resources those plug-ins make available. If you're in a hurry you can force these actions sooner. This and lots of other information about using RTI with JBoss ON or RHQ are provided in Chapter 3, Integrating RTI and Extending JBoss Operations Network.

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