You get 30 days trial of professional or enterprise edition so you may try else choose “Free Edition.”
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By default, it will listen on 9090 port, change if you need to
You can either use PostgresSQL or Microsoft SQL as a database. PostgresSQL is bundled with the product so no need to install it additionally
Change the installation directory if needed. By default, it will install on /opt/ME/
Register the product if you need the technical support else skip and confirm to begin the installation
It will take few minutes, and upon completion, you will get success message
Well done! You’ve installed Application Manager successfully.
How to start WebSphere Monitoring?
First, you got to launch the Application Manager.
Go to the path where you’ve installed (default location – /opt/ME/AppManager13/AppManager13
Execute the following
It will take few seconds, and you will get a confirmation that necessary process modules are started, and you can connect to console at port 9090
Process : AMDataArchiverProcess [ Started ]
Process : EventFE [ Started ]
Process : AlertFE [ Started ]
Process : NmsMainFE [ Started ]
Verifying connection with web server... verified
Applications Manager started successfully.
Please connect your client to the web server on port: 9090
Let’s access the console in the browser with default credential (user – admin, password – admin)
Once logged in, it will prompt to configure SMTP for emails. You may do it or skip if you want to do it later.
Let’s add a WebSphere Application Server
Click New Monitor >> Add New Monitor and select “WebSphere Server” from the list
Enter the WebSphere details and click “Add Monitors.”
Now, we should see the newly added WebSphere in the monitoring.
Go to Monitors >> WebSphere Server
You should see the health & availability of JVM
You can create an alarm to notify if JVM is not healthy or unavailable. Once you’ve added all the necessary monitoring, you can view them in multiple views.
At any point in time, you need to get the report for historical data; you can go to Reports and select the type of reports you need.
Application Manager looks promising to monitor Middleware technologies like Application Server, Web Server, Messaging, etc.
APM Insight monitors the application performance at the transactional level.
So go ahead and play around with Application Manager by Manage Engine and see it it works for you.
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IBM has released WebSphere Application Server 9 (WAS Classic) beta on their Cloud – Bluemix. Based on the initial announcement, it’s not known when it will be available as a full profile in downloadable installation but will be soon.