Enabling Performance Monitoring

To enable performance monitoring for the WebSphere server 6.0 (or above), do the following:

  1. Open WebSphere’s admin console as explained in steps 1-3 of Configuring a WebSphere Application Server 6.x to Work with the eG Agent.
  2. In the screen that appears (see Figure 1), expand the Monitoring and Tuning node in the left pane, and click on the Performance Monitoring Infrastructure (PMI) option within.


    Figure 1 : Selecting the 'Performance Monitoring Infrastructure (PMI)' option

  3. As you can see, the right pane of Figure 2 displays the list of existing application servers. Now, click on the server that has been configured for monitoring by eG as indicated by Figure 2.


    Figure 2 : Clicking on the server that has been configured for monitoring by eG

  4. In Figure 3 that appears, select the Enable Performance Monitoring Infrastructure (PMI) option, and then click the Apply and ok buttons to register the changes.


    Figure 3 : Enabling Performance Monitoring

  5. Finally, restart the WebSphere server. For that, first stop the server using the command ./stopServer.sh <servername>, and then, start it using the command ./startServer.sh <servername>. Both these commands are available in the <WAS_HOME>/bin directory, where <WAS_HOME> is the install directory of the WebSphere server.