Adding IBM WebSphere Performance Monitoring Infrastructure sources

To capture resource monitoring data from the IBM® WebSphere® Performance Monitoring Infrastructure, you must configure the data source.

Procedure

To configure the IBM WebSphere Performance Monitoring Infrastructure data source:

  1. On the Location page, specify the connection and authentication information for the instance of WebSphere Application Server to use to capture resource monitoring data. If you need to change the SOAP port used to communicate with the computer that is running WebSphere Application Server, change the Connection information. Typically, your WebSphere system administrator will specify this information.
  2. If administrative security is enabled on the computer that is running WebSphere Application Server, select Administrative security enabled.
    1. Type the user ID and password for WebSphere Application Server in Authentication.
    2. Select Save Password to save your password locally. If you do not save your password, you might be prompted for it (depending on the host system configuration) when you edit the configured location or when you run test schedules that use the location.
  3. On the Resource page, select the type of data to capture. The tree view shows the application server and its counter groups and counters. Be selective; monitoring all possible resource data requires substantial amounts of memory. Clear the Show only selected counters check box to see all available counters. Hold your mouse pointer over a counter to see details about what that counter measures.
  4. Configure the options on the Options page.
    1. Click Reset counters at start of run (client side reset only) to set the counters to 0 at the start of a schedule run. This does not change the actual values of the counters on the application server. Instead, the recorded values of the counters are corrected to start at 0. For example, if you monitor the ServletRequestCount counter, it starts at 0 instead of its previous value.
    2. Type the Polling Interval in seconds, for collecting resource data. For example, if you accept the default of 5 seconds, counter information will be collected at 5-second intervals from the specified host during the schedule run.
    3. Type the Timeout Interval in seconds. If the resource monitoring host does not respond within this amount of time during a schedule run, an error will be logged.
  5. To collect the resource monitoring data for the system under test that is in the cloud, in the Cloud Options tab, click the Location in Public Cloud check box.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Specify a location and name and click Finish.
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