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I can't adding new JMX mbean metrics to WLSDM dashboards

Hi,

Only numeric types (and exceptionally Boolean to) are supported for the monitoring.

That’s why you didn't find them on the metric browser.

Kind regards.

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Scheduled Jobs sending email at every hour

Hi,

This timeout value is a precaution to protect the system.

That's why we can’t let the increase the timeout value by users.

If you need a long-running process; you can trigger your WLST script using a shell command.

That will cause an immediate return for the main process (Shell Script) but not for the child process (Triggered WLST Script).

Also, this type of usage means; The script is out of the control to WLSDM.

Kind regards.

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How to schedule WLST scripts in the WLSDM tool ?

Hi,

You can’t call the stored WLST scripts from the scheduler module.

And you need a shell script (custom action) to run an external WLST script from the scheduler module.

Kind regards.

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WLSDM Configuration automation

@bibarrav

Hi Bibarrav,

WLSDM doesn't support the feature you ask.

But you can complete the installation quickly using the wizard.

-- How many domain installation planning you are exactly?

Kind Regards...

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WLSDM New Features / Requests..

@bibarrav said:

Hi guys!,
Is possible to have a CUSTOM LOGs or something like that to monitor various logs files generated dinamically on some folder in the Web Logic Server? In some cases we use these kind of files to register detailed transaction procesing to have a better understanding of application test cases under the hook, obviouslly in a DevTest Env.

Great work BTW!!

Regards

Hi bibarrav,

Thank you for your supportive comments. Custom log monitoring and every kind of log/text file management is available on WLSDM. Please check below documents and tech blog posts;

Tutorial for your CUSTOM LOG request --> https://blog.wlsdm.com/weblogic-log-monitoring-screencast-monitor-every-text-file-on-wlsdm/

Log file view/upload/download and File Explorer --> https://blog.wlsdm.com/weblogic-log-request-and-file-upload-solution-file-explorer-and-log-viewer-tailer/

Kind Regards...

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License and reading domain error

@bibarrav

Hi,

Probably it is a WebLogic issue. If it is a "Devlopment Mode" WebLogic domain; you should not see the "Change Center" in WebLogic console. But, in your sceen capture "WebLogic Change Center" is available (attached below). We are recommending to setup your WebLogic domain from scratch as Development mode domain.

Regards...

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"Request-URI Too Long" error on the final screen of WLSDM wizard

Thanks,

The point 1 resolved it. OHS was being used here. Using the listen port helped to resolve the issue.

Regards,

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Authentication failure error in wlsdm.log file

Thanks a lot !

It is working fine now after removing the boot.properties file.

Regards,

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How to filter response times and datasource email notifications?

Hi,

We have another product named WL-OPC for systems that have many domains and these requests can be made in there.Otherwise, you can define many rules as you want in WL-OPC.

Even there is no need for email, when you using WL-OPC console, you can monitor every notification from all domains in one operation center. More information http://www.wlsdm.com/wl-opc/index

Regards.

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Response times is not displayed

Hi,

Are you sure you have created HTTP transactions for the relevant managed server? Remember you need to create real traffic to exceed 8kb buffer size for the response times monitoring. So, at least there must be +100 request after managed server restart.

Are you sure you have selected the right managed server on the “Response Times” page? (Please take below screen capture as a reference)

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Go to “Configuration > Monitoring & Diagnostics > Response Times (tab)” page and check the status. Is there any server needs to be restarted?
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Kind Regards..

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Blog posts about WLSDM, WebLogic Monitoring and Administration...
Learn WebLogic MBean Objects: WebLogic JMX MBean Metric Monitoring Tutorial

If you want a master degree on WebLogic Administration, you need to know how WebLogic JMX MBean objects works.. New tutorial about monitoring WebLogic JMX MBean objects...

How to monitor WebLogic MBean Object Metric values?

How to get Weblogic Thread Dump when hogger & stuck threads occur?

How to get Weblogic Heap Dump when OutOfMemory occurs?

How to get Weblogic Java Flight Recorder (JFR) Dump when performance problems occur?

How to get Weblogic Diagnostic Image when performance problems occur?

Get SMTP(email) or SNMP(trap) notifications instantly when something goes wrong on your WebLogic Domain.

http://community.wlsdm.com/
http://www.wlsdm.com/download

ActiveExecuteThreads,
HeapFreePercent,
HoggingThreadCount,
OpenSocketsCurrentCount,
PendingUserRequestCount,
ProcessCpuLoad,
StuckThreadCount,
TransactionRolledBackTotalCount

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A quick review and brilliant blog post by Oracle ACE Dirk Nachbar

A quick review and brilliant blog post by Oracle ACE Dirk Nachbar

How about yours? Is there anyone who used "User Defined JMX Metric Actions" on WLSDM for WebLogic console?

A quick look on WLSDM for WebLogic Server

WLSDM (WL Smart Dashboard & Monitoring) was already mentioned by some people within the Oracle WebLogic Community. The WLSDM tool is a Console extension with which you can monitor your Oracle WebLogic Server environment. But its not only a pure monitoring tool, its more than this, it provides on top even Notifications and Alarms for metrics. Current release for WLSDM is 2.3.1 which also comes with Oracle SOA Support :-) The installation is really straight forward as described in the installation document from the WLSDM, but the given 1 minute deploy time is a bit optimistic :-) its more 5 minutes, but this is still impressive how quick you can setup WLSDM :-) Just follow the instructions for the installation, after you start the WLSDM Dashboard, the configuration assistant will guide you through the necessary configuration and your Monitoring and Notification/Alarm System is ready to use. WLSDM comes is real Dashboard Style with provides you several views on your WebLogic Server environment. General Health Overview Dashboard:

Image of Health Dashoard



Read the complete blog post by Oracle ACE Dirk Nachbar

http://dirknachbar.blogspot.com.tr/2016/06/a-quick-look-on-wlsdm-for-weblogic.html

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v2.3.1 released. Enjoy!

Download Latest WLSDM

What's new?

This version is very stable and contains SOA module. It's very enjoyable to monitor Oracle FMW SOA Suite domains by using WLSDM.

v2.3.1 Change Log:

FMW SOA Monitoring Module is released. (Supports 11g and 12c)

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 Core:

Auto archive feature is added. Configurable and integrated archive module for all the stored data types

JVM System Resources dashboard is renewed and enriched

Monitor JVM CPU Load , Heap (Usage, Free, Size) Alarm / Notification feature is added to JVM Resources dashboard Grid and Chart feature is added

Health dashboard is renewed and enriched

Donut charts are added: Health States (WebLogic Servers, Deployments, Data Sources, JMS) Server state feature is enriched WebLogic server activation time and counter feature is added

Deletion feature is added to “Monitoring & Diagnostics > Profiling Dumps” page. (Asynchronous file deletion for JFR, WLDF Diagnostic Image, HPROF, LOG)

New “Operational Tools & Utils > MBean Search” page is added

Search any text in WebLogic MBean Instance Type Search any text in WebLogic MBean Attribute Type Search any text in WebLogic MBean Instance Name Search any text in WebLogic MBean Attribute Name See all the WebLogic MBean attribute values on search results Compare WebLogic MBean attribute values New “Domain Overview > Timeout Values” page is added.
WLSDM: Timeouts are the most important settings for keeping your WebLogic domain healthy, strong and responsive Important and Recommended WebLogic “Domain Timeouts” MBeans are listed with their values Important and Recommended WebLogic “JVM Timeouts” MBeans are listed with their values Important and Recommended WebLogic “Server Timeouts” MBeans are listed with their values Important and Recommended WebLogic “Data Source Timeouts” MBeans are listed with their values WebLogic Runtime JVM arguments and WebLogic console arguments values is added to “Domain Overview > Domain Summary” page WebLogic Domain Structure menu items are added as integrated and dynamic drop-down menu to all WLSDM pages WebLogic Admin Server monitoring plug&play application “monitorWLAdmin” is enriched. General performance and error handling improvements Several bug fixes

Read Complete List: http://www.wlsdm.com/download/#CL_V231

Start Native WebLogic monitoring now! http://wlsdm.com/download

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WLSDM for WebLogic v2.1.5 Released.. It's on WebLogic Community Portal!

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WLSDM Version 2 Released! Things are really different anymore...

WLSDM Version is really mature and assertive anymore..


No server, No Database... No additional resources. Don't waste your money and time.

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WLSDM does not need any additional resources (Server, Database, Memory, CPU... etc.). This means you don't need to spend operational costs for your WebLogic monitoring tool. Only keep your WebLogic Admin Server UP and HEALTHY.

If you are a senior WebLogic Administrator then show your skills by using WLSDM. WLST Web Console, User Defined Custom MBean Actions... Administrators and Developers going to love it! Do you? Designed and Developed for WebLogic Administrators & Developers

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Centralize WLST scripts by using WLST Web Console. Automate WebLogic domains by using User Defined MBean Actions.


See what's new on Version-2: New WLSDM Features


Free Developer Edition (Fully Featured) - WLSDM can be used by developers for free!

WLSDM Quick installation Wizard is more robust anymore. Monitoring & Diagnostics step is added

Suggest Button for Metric Thresholds on Wizard pages

Get manual profiling dumps for JFR, Thread Dump, WLDF Diagnostic Image and Heap Dump

Self-Tuning Thread Pool Threads detail is added for HoggingThreadCount and * StuckThreadCount EMAIL notifications

Back-end system monitoring

JDBC Executement Statement Webservices JAXWS Endpoint EJB Business Method Invoke

Back-end Reports page is added

Operational Tools section is added

WLST Web Console Page

Storing and Executing WLST Scripts

Thread Dump Analyzer Page

Decrypt-Encrypt Page

Notifications are enriched

Metric Notifications

Log Inspector Notifications

Response Times Notifications

Back-end Systems Notifications

Enable/Disable Global Notifications for EMAIL and SNMP By One By

Enable/Disable All EMAIL-SNMP Notifications feature is added

SNMP Notification feature is added. Easy SNMP trap configuration:

SNMP Trap for WebLogic State and Health (Servers, Deployments, Data Sources and JMS)

SNMP Trap MBean Metric Values

SNMP Trap for WebLogic Server Logs

Test SMTP and SNMP settings operations are added to Configuration > System page

Log Inspector WLDF snippets are added

Dead Lock Heap Space Stuck Thread Unchecked Exception General Severity Error

WebLogic Domain Summary Page is added

Data source passwords are listed on domain summary page (Decrypted and Encrypted) - All users are forbidden except administrators.

View WLSDM Log Page is added

Response Times Chart is added to Monitoring & Diagnostics > Response Times page

User Defined Metric Actions feature is added. WebLogic domains can be automated according to MBean values

Anymore all users and user groups able to login WLSDM console. Page authorization is enriched.


Installation and Introduction Video Tutorial


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WLSDM Review by Radu Dobrinescu

Another review on oraclemiddlewareblog.com by Radu Dobrinescu

The WebLogic application server can host business critical J2EE applications or can serve as a platform for just as important middleware systems such as Identity Management, Business Intelligence, Service Oriented Architecture and others. Either way, it is very important that WebLogic administrators have quick access to the most significant metrics that show how the system is behaving. And although there are very useful and versatile built-in monitoring tools included in the Fusion Middleware stack, such as the WebLogic administration console or the Enterprise Manager applications, these can still be further improved with features that can prove to be very helpful, especially for real time monitoring. One such extension to the already existing tools is the WebLogic Smart Dashboard and Monitoring application.

The tool integrates natively with the administration console and the links to its monitoring features conveniently show up as a portlet in the administration console portal.

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The product itself is very easy to install and basically consists of copying the application war file in the console-ext directory of the domain followed by a restart the Admin Server. The WLSDM portlet that allows access to the main WLSDM pages is also reachable by a direct URL....

Please read the complete review on oraclemiddlewareblog.com: http://oraclemiddlewareblog.com/2015/08/31/weblogic-smart-dashboard-and-monitoring-a-valuable-help-for-weblogic-administrators/

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WLSDM and WebLogic Community July Newsletter on Oracle.COM

Follow Native WebLogic monitoring tool WLSDM and other WebLogic articles on oracle.com and blogs.oracle.com

Native WebLogic Monitoring WLSDM on oracle.com

Read WLSDM article: oracle.com

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Read other articles on blogs.oracle.com:
WebLogic July Newsletter

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How to retrieve the current stack information from a WebLogic server continuously?

Question:
User Mick O'Donnell posted this question 30776122 on stackoverflow portal, which is about getting stack dump or thread dump from WebLogic server.

Thanks to Brett Walker that he addressed WLSDM. Absolutely, he redirected to the right place.

Now, we're going to explain how it's easy to do this by using WLSDM which is aimed to monitor WebLogic domains naturally :)

Introduction:
Normally, it's easy to do by shell and WLST scripting; but getting thread dump continuously can be challenge and risky. It can create an overhead on your WebLogic domain.

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Solution:
Let's say you're familiar with WLSDM. It's really easy to install WLSDM and use it. If you're not introduced with WLSDM for WebLogic just follow this blog post on WLSDM community portal. WLSDM Intorduction

Step-1: Go to "Configuration / System" Page and focus on "system.metric" tab. There are two important properties on WLSDM configuartion/system page. Metric harvest frequency and number of alarm count till alarm situation is valid. Screenshot is below and values are default.

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The harvest frequency and number of alarm count can be changed. For the continues thread dump, just set it more than 1. Let's set the value to 10. Which means 10 alarms would be generated if the situation is still valid.

Step-2: Go to "System / Metrics" page. For instance, find ActiveExecuteThread MBean record, then click on "Edit" button. There is Actions button for each servers on WebLogic domain (Screenshot Number-1). Click on actions button and select "Thread Dump" action (Screenshot Number-2) and save. Check below screenshot:

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Step-3: The alarm must be enable by setting a threshold value which is less than current ActiveExecuteThread MBean value in ThreadPoolRuntime.

After all, WLSDM would start notifying you via email by attaching "WebLogic Server Thread Dump" or "Dump Stack" files continuously. Check below screen shot.

WLSDM created ALERT notifications every 30 seconds by attaching thread dump files. See pointer.
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Thread dump files attached to emails.
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Also the thread dumps are listed on "Profiling Dumps" page on WLSDM console.
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See details of thread dump on WLSDM console.
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It's possible to analyze thread dumps by using WLSDM's thread dump viewer and analyzer module.

Besides thread dump action, there are even more actions available on WLSDM. These are:

Java Flight Recorder (JFR) Heap Dump (.HPROF) WebLogic Diagnostic Framework (WLDF) Image (.ZIP)

If you want to learn much about WLSDM actions, there is a good tutorial on Youtube. Here is link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec-MccMPCqY (WLSDM Actions)

Hope, you enjoy this detailed answer on WLSDM community portal.

WLSDM Support Team

Source Links:

1- http://stackoverflow.com/questions/30776122/retrieve-the-current-stack-information-from-a-weblogic-server

2- www.wlsdm.com/download

3- Other YouTube tutorials available.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_xrMkl9iGYk3WslxO1G0dw/videos

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WLSDM is ready to monitor WebLogic...

Hi Everybody,

WLSDM v1.2.0 released and ready to monitor mission critical WebLogic production domains.

Check these basic insallation steps;

1- Download WLSDM product:

WLSDM Download Page

2- Install WLSDM by following installation guide:

WLSDM Installation Guide Document WLSDM Installation Tutorial on Youtube

** Or never mind just copy wlsdm.war to $DOMAIN_HOME/console-ext folder. That's all :)

3- Complete WLSDM wizard for the first installation by watching wizard tutorial:

Wizard Completion Tutorial on Youtube

4- Watch other tutorials on Youtube for getting familiar with WLSDM. You'll see it's really easy to adopt :)

Dashboard Usage Tutorial on Youtube Learn How to get Thread Dump, JFR (Java Fligh Recorder), JVM Heap Dump, WLDF Diagnostic Image Learn WLSDM Metric Usage and email configurations for ALERT and CLEAR notifications

Hope, WebLogic administators enjoy using WLSDM. We designed and implemented this product according to WebLogic administrators' requests.

If you have any problem, do not hesitate to post it on WLSDM community portal.

Keep smiling because you're using WebLogic and WLSDM :)

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WLSDM Generic DevOps MBean Script Sharing Category
Monitor WebService Response Times with curl (-alldetails) on WebLogic

@Ramanpreet_Singh said:

Hi Fevzi,

I am donwload the zip and imported in Generic DevOps MBean but its giving no response calculated error and not letting to proceed to next page.
Please guide me if i am missing step.

Regards,
Ramanpreet Singh

Hi Raman,

Yo need to edit script according to your environment.

http://community.wlsdm.com/topic/38/monitor-webservice-response-times-with-curl-alldetails-on-weblogic

Add soap-request.xml to server and replace  [email protected]/Users/admineer/u01/scripts.imac/curl.ws/soap-request.xml Replace /Users/admineer/u01/scripts.imac/curl.ws/response.xml Replace (Also add to server) "@/Users/admineer/u01/scripts.imac/curl.ws/curl-format.txt"

For testing below script the server must access the http://www.webservicex.net/globalweather.asmx URL. I am highly recommending work with an "inhouse" business Webservice. You need to reconfigure this according to your service.

Regards…

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Monitor Oracle Database ACTIVE/INACTIVE Sessions on WebLogic WLSDM Console + Plus JSL (Java Server Loader)

Case: Monitoring ACTIVE/INACTIVE Oracle Database Sessions on WebLogic?

I have prepared a short screencast tutorial about monitoring DB sessions on WebLogic. It can be extended by adding machine, inst_id fields from gv$session and gv$sqlarea.

Basic SQL Statement on Generic DevOps MBean:

select status, count(*) from gv$session group by status order by 1

You can use below SQL on Oracle Database for your reference to understand what is going on at your Oracle database then reflect and visualize it on WLSDM dashboards.

select s.inst_id,'alter system kill session'||''''||sid||','||serial#||''''||',@'||s.inst_id||''''||';',q.SQL_ID,q.HASH_VALUE,lower(s.username) ora_user,s.machine,s.sid, s.serial#,q.sql_text, s.event#, s.event, q.executions, q.cluster_wait_time, q.plsql_exec_time, q.java_exec_time, q.rows_processed, q.cpu_time, q.elapsed_time,s.osuser from gv$session s, gv$sqlarea q where s.status='ACTIVE' and q.hash_value = s.sql_hash_value and q.address = s.sql_address and s.type!='BACKGROUND'

Sreencast GIF File URL: Simply download and share with your team members.
Contains useful and educational knowledge about how WebLogic works with Oracle DB and how WebLogic behaves on database operations.
http://blog.wlsdm.com/content/images/2017/06/oracle_database_session_monitoring_weblogic_wlsdm_devops_mbean.gif



JSL (Java Server Loader) Screen-Capture (Available in screencast tutorial):
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Monitor Database and Calculate DB Response Time on WebLogic

Hi,
I am going to share WLSDM DevOps MBean scripts to monitor WebLogic environments and trigger auto actions. Hope other users will use this topic and share their scripts and let us see what can be done for WebLogic automation.

Here is the first: (alsoa available on http://www.wlsdm.com/docs/README )

#Author: M.Fevzi Korkutata | 2017

#Variables
_dbStatus=0
#0:DB_DOWN,1:DB_UP

#start DB Ping
_startTime=$(($(date +%s%N)/1000000))
_pingResult=java -cp weblogic.jar utils.dbping ORACLE_THIN $YOUR_USER_NAME $YOUR_PASSWORD $YOUR_IP:$YOUR_PORT/$YOUR_SERVICE_NAME
_endTime=$(($(date +%s%N)/1000000))
_dbResponseTime=expr $_endTime - $_startTime

if [[ "$_pingResult" == "Success!!!" ]]; then
_dbStatus=1
#echo "Database connection SUCCESS!!!"
#DB_UP
echo DatabaseStatus=$_dbStatus
else
_dbStatus=0
#echo "Database connection FAILURE!!!"
#DB_DOWN
echo DatabaseStatus=$_dbStatus
fi
echo DatabaseResponseTime=$_dbResponseTime

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