Why WLSDM?

WLSDM for WebLogic
Jan 18, 2019 · 9 min read

Native WebLogic Monitoring

WLSDM is an enterprise “WebLogic console extension” which enables monitoring for WebLogic JMX MBean metrics and all the WebLogic domain assets (Health, Servers, Applications, Data Sources, JMS… etc.). It is very easy to create alarm and notification definitions by using WLSDM metric browser. WLSDM can store any WebLogic metric value historically and also can generate graphical reports.

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WLSDM in WebLogic Console View

WLSDM: Key Features

Quick Deploy: Deploy just in minutes with zero configuration: Almost agentless monitoring
Monitoring Everywhere Responsive user interface: Creating unlimited dashboards and charts
Easy Configuration: Configure WebLogic domain monitoring by using WLSDM setup wizard
Historical Data: Store WebLogic JMX metric value historically and generate reports
Alarm Control: Robust alarm generation infrastructure (Parametric alarm counter support)
HTML Email: Fancy and responsive ALERT and CLEAR emails (HTML)
Customizable: Customize email templates according to your organization. Localize (language) and customize HTML emails content, subject, header… etc.
Dashboards: Unlimited dashboard creation: Servers, Deployments, Data Sources, JMS, Back-end Generic
ALERT-CLEAR Notifications: Get ALERT notifications when something is wrong. Get CLEAR notifications when problem disappears
Response Times: Monitoring application response times
Log Inspector: Monitor WebLogic logs by using WLSDM log inspector
Analyze Threads: Thread dump viewer and analyzer
Alert Actions: Generate JVM thread dump, heap dump, Java Flight Recorder (JFR), WLDF Diagnostic Image when a defined case occurs
Auto Purge: Automated and configurable data purging
Auto Archive: Automated and configurable data archiving
Scheduler: Schedule Your Scripts / Downtime

No additional server, database, memory, CPU and operational cost is required!

Important WLSDM Features

1. Quick Configuration Wizard
For the first installation, WLSDM reads your WebLogic domain and recommends important metrics to collect and offers to specify thresholds for alarm generation. In three steps you can enable monitoring for your WebLogic domain.

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WLSDM Installation Wizard

2. Responsive UI

3. Historical Data and Reports

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WLSDM Back-end reports

4. Monitoring JMX MBean Objects

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JMX MBEan Metric Warning email Notification

5. Monitoring Application Response Times

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Response Time Chart

6. Monitoring Back-End Resources

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SQL (JDBC) Durations

7. Monitoring WebLogic Logs: LogInspector

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8. Monitoring WebLogic JVM Resources

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9. Profiling Dumps and Custom Actions

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10. Thread Dump Analyzer

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11. WLST Web Console

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12. Scheduler Module

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13 and much more!

Functional and Easy Usage

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WLSDM Functional Features

1. Add metric monitoring by using WLSDM metric browser

2. Specify threshold values for the metrics

3. Monitor values on dashboards with fancy graphs

4. Get ALERT and CLEAR notifications instantly

5. Access historical data and generate reports

6. Enable monitoring and storing data

JMX Metric MBean Value Database

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JMX Metric MBean Value Database
  • Visualize all JMX MBeans objects
  • Get historical reports
  • Add threshold and actions to JMX MBeans

SMTP and SNMP Support

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SMTP and SNMP Support
  • One click SMTP activation
  • One click SNMP activation
  • L1 and L2 operation teams notification separation
  • User/Group management for notification recipients
  • One click enable/disable notifications

We have built Native and responsive WebLogic monitoring application.

HEALTH Dashboard and Monitoring

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WLSDM Health Dashboard

Health dashboard page is the home page of WLSDM and lists all the WebLogic domain resources at one page. All the states and health values are listed for per WebLogic server instance.

Historical Data: Store WebLogic MBean Metrics

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Store WebLogic MBean Metrics

WLSDM can store your application’s or WebLogic domain’s MBean metrics data historically. It is very easy to see old alarms and metric data. For this feature, WLSDM does not require any 3rd party database installation requirement.

WLSDM can store any WebLogic metric values historically and also can generate graphical reports.

Monitor Application Response Times

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Response Times Email Notification

WLSDM can monitor application response times for each WebLogic managed server. It’s possible to enable threshold for the URIs and generate alarms. WLSDM calculates average response times for the relevant URI and generates alarms. You can also view and search WebLogic access logs on WLSDM console.

It is always hard to find out slow pages. If you enable response times monitoring for a specific URI, WLSDM will notify you according to the threshold value and dumps Java Flight Recorder (JFR). Anymore it’s the easy part to diagnose the root cause of slowness problem by using Java Mission Control (JMC).

Monitor and Visualize WebLogic MBean Metrics

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WLSDM WebLogic MBean Metrics Dashboard

Just configure JMX metric value thresholds according to your WebLogic domains, then WLSDM generates ALERT and CLEAR notifications. WLSDM has a robust alarm mechanism which has counter, clear, alert… mechanisms.

Scheduler Module

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WLSDM Job Scheduler Module
  • Add any kind of script then schedule it. Add “Quartz Cron Jobs” and visualize WebLogic CRON operations
  • Add Downtime job and stop all WLSDM monitoring or notifications for the specified date/time interval automatically

WLSDM Actions

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WLSDM Profile Dump Actions

When something goes wrong, WLSDM collects important dump data for future investigation. These actions are,

  • JVM thread dump (.log File)
  • JVM heap dump (.hprof File)
  • Java Flight Recorder (JFR) (.jfr File)

Download and View Profiling Dumps

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Download and View Profiling Dumps

All the dump files taken by WLSDM are listed on “Dumps” page under Monitoring & Performance category Thread dump analyzing is always the tough part of the performance issues. Make it easy by using WLSDM “Thread Dump Viewer and Analyzer” module.

It is very easy to create notifications and actions by using WLSDM metric browser.

WLSDM SOA-Suite Module

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WLSDM SOA-Suite Module
  • WLSDM SOA Monitoring, Diagnostics & Report Modules
  • SOA Smart Dashboards
  • Monitoring BPEL Engine (Only 11g)
  • BPEL Engine Dashboard (Historical — Only 11g)
  • Monitoring Composite Performance
  • Monitoring Callback and Invoke
  • Monitoring Composite Faults
  • Monitoring Deployed Composites Trend
  • Summarizing Composite List & Endpoint URIs
  • SOA Notifications and Alarms
  • BPEL Engine Notifications
  • Composite Performance Notifications
  • Callback and Invoke (DLV_MESSAGE) Notifications
  • Composite Faults and Errors Notifications
  • SOA Reports
  • Reporting SOA BPEL Engine
  • Reporting SOA Composite Performance
  • Reporting SOA Callback and Invoke (DLV_MESSAGE)
  • Reporting SOA Composite Faults and Errors
  • SOA Daily Reports (EMAIL)
  • Daily SOA Report for Composite Performance
  • Daily SOA Report for Callback and Invoke (DLV_MESSAGE)
  • Daily SOA Report for Composite Faults and Errors
  • Daily SOA Report for Deployed Composites Trend

WLSDM OSB Module

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WLSDM OSB Module
  • WLSDM OSB Monitoring, Diagnostics & Report Modules
  • OSB Smart Dashboards
  • ProxyService Performance
  • Deployed OSB Services Trend
  • Service List & Enpoint URIs
  • OSB Notifications and Alarms
  • ProxyService Performance Notifications
  • OSB Daily Reports (EMAIL)
  • Daily OSB Report for ProxyService Performance
  • Daily OSB Report for Deployed Services Trend
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WLSDM Report Chart

We have been able to increase our server uptime and stability by efficiently troubleshooting the issue root causes using WLSDM’s diagnostic and monitoring features. Rather than reacting to platform based issues our team has become more proactive in detecting them early and fixing them before our customers can. The product support is excellent and unmatched.

Soumya Prakash Mishra,
Sr Oracle Fusion Middleware Admin & Technical Service Manager — Data Services & Integration Team,
Emerson Electric Co

WLSDM is really a cool Monitoring Dashboard…

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WLST Scripting Console

WLSDM is really a cool Monitoring Dashboard, which is worth to have a look… Under the Section Operational Tools & Utils you can find various helpful stuff like Log File Viewer, Thread Dump Analyzer, MBean Search, Decrypt -Encrypt and so on. My personal favourite is the WLST Web Console, here you can execute directly from your web browser WLST commands or execute WLST Python Scripts.

…Dirk Nachbar (Oracle ACE) Trivadis AG, Switzerland

I personally recommend to use WLSDM

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WLSDM Servers Dashboard
  • Easy installation and configuration of thresholds and alerts for the essential metrics
  • File system historical data store, not available otherwise without products like EM Grid/Cloud Control
  • Integrated with the WebLogic administration console, modern and responsive interface

Radu Dobrinescu (Fusion Middleware Specialist) Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH, Germany

Installation is easy…

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WLSDM Health Dashboard

Installation is easy. It’s nice that WLSDM does not have license for Developer servers. Install it on a DEV server to try other features, too. Comparing to WebLogic monitoring dashboard, WLSDM UI looks better! Decryption of data source passwords is nice.

Christos Vezalis (Oracle Certified SOA, WebLogic and ADF Implementation Specialist) Nodalpoint Systems, Greece

I did the WLSDM installation in less than 5 minutes…

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WLSDM Wizard

I did the WLSDM installation in less than 5 minutes in my Oracle BPM domain parallel watching a movie on Netflix. That simple it is.

Govindan Padmanaban, General Motors

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WLSDM Log Inspector

Nice tool. Making WebLogic administration easier for none experienced users and offering additional services.

Nasreddine Selmi, Coface

I learn new things on WLSDM tool for WebLogic…

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WLSDM SOA Suite Composite Performance

I learn new things on WLSDM tool for WebLogic. It is great news that WLSDM comes with Oracle SOA Support.

Nagendra Reddy

The product support is excellent and unmatched…

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WLSDM Report Chart

We have been able to increase our server uptime and stability by efficiently troubleshooting the issue root causes using WLSDM’s diagnostic and monitoring features. Rather than reacting to platform based issues our team has become more proactive in detecting them early and fixing them before our customers can. The product support is excellent and unmatched.

Soumya Prakash Mishra,
Sr Oracle Fusion Middleware Admin & Technical Service Manager — Data Services & Integration Team,
Emerson Electric Co

6000+ Downloads… Monitors more than 2000+ WebLogic domains.
Take advantage of WLSDM and increase your service quality now!

Your WLSDM experience = Zero Downtime and Continuous Best Performance
Increase your WebLogic and FMW domain performance then deliver L1/L2 operational excellence.
…ISVs, Fortune 500 companies uses WLSDM.

Best, easiest and strongest way to create a success story in your company.
Read Emerson Electric Co. success story here!

Cares every notification WLSDM sent…

Download now !!!

WLSDM & WL-OPC Download URL: www.wlsdm.com/download

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WLSDM for WebLogic

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WLSDM for WebLogic

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WLSDM for WebLogic

Native Oracle WebLogic Monitoring WLSDM is developed by the best WebLogic developers for the best WebLogic administrators to support mission critical HA domains. Supports all plain WebLogic and Fusion Middleware (FMW) WebLogic domains. Download now! https://wlsdm.com/download

WLSDM for WebLogic

Written by

WLSDM for WebLogic

Native Oracle WebLogic Monitoring WLSDM is developed by the best WebLogic developers for the best WebLogic administrators to support mission critical HA domains. Supports all plain WebLogic and Fusion Middleware (FMW) WebLogic domains. Download now! https://wlsdm.com/download

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