Monitoring Borland Enterprise Servers (BES)

eG Enterprise has developed a specialized Borland monitoring model (see Figure 1), that monitors all internal and external parameters that can affect the performance of the BES.

Figure 1 : The layer model of a Borland Enterprise server

Every layer of Figure 1 is mapped to a set of tests, which when executed on the BES, extracts critical statistics that can enable administrators to determine the following:

  • Does the BES management agent have adequate memory to discharge its duties?
  • Is sufficient memory available to the BES partitions?
  • Where is BES spending too much time? - is it on any of the CMP-related activities? is it on any JDBC1 or JDBC2 activity? is it on activating or passivating EJBs? or is it on specific transactions? 

The following sections discuss each of the top 3 layers of Figure 1 elaborately. The other layers have already been dealt with in the Monitoring Windows and Unix Servers document.