HP Diagnostics

( Duration: 4 Days )

The HP Diagnostics training course introduces you to the HP Diagnostics product and shows you how to use Diagnostics to visualize, analyze, and ultimately improve the performance of enterprise applications. This course describes how to install, configure, and tune the Diagnostics components, how to troubleshoot the Diagnostics system performance, and how to use the Diagnostics Profiler in Java J2EE/.NET environments. In addition to core capabilities, architecture, and navigation of Diagnostics, this course introduces techniques for performance trending and analysis of complex performance issues and bottlenecks.

By attending this HP Diagnostics workshop, Participants will learn to:

  • Describe the architecture of a Diagnostics implementation
  • Install and configure the Diagnostics Windows server
  • Install and configure the Diagnostics Probe Agent for Java and .NET
  • Install and configure the Diagnostics Collector for SQL Server and Oracle
  • Explain custom instrumentation
  • Size and tune Diagnostics server and Probe Agents
  • Troubleshoot Diagnostics issues using the Diagnostics logs

  • Administration knowledge of Windows/UNIX environments
  • Operational knowledge of Java EE or .NET applications infrastructure
  • Basic understanding of Internet and web protocols
  • Fundamental understanding of the key components comprising composite applications
  • General knowledge of object oriented programming
  • Familiarity with network, system, and application monitoring concepts

  • Operations Managers responsible for managing the performance of Java EE or .NET applications
  • Application support/Operations Managers/Developers tasked with being able to triage performance issues to a specific application component or tier
  • Developers and Architects requiring problem isolation methodologies for drilling down into the core application elements comprising Java EE or .NET environments



Course Overview

  • Course Objectives
  • Lab environment

Composite Application Management

  • HP approach and value proposition
  • Diagnostics key features and benefits

Concepts, Components, and Requirements

  • Diagnostics components and their communication
  • Diagnostics architecture and Enterprise Server UI
  • Diagnostics Profiler application for data collection
  • Diagnostics data model

Installing the Diagnostics Server

  • Installation requirements of the Diagnostics server
  • Sizing, scalability, and licenses for the server
  • Installation of the Diagnostics server
  • Managing server licenses
  • Performing alert configuration
  • Exploring the server configuration pages

Exploring the server configuration pages

  • Overview of the Diagnostics agents
  • Java Agent (J2EE Agent) installation
  • JRE Instrumenter installation

Installing the Diagnostics .NET Agent

  • .NET Agent deployment
  • .NET Agent installation
  • Enabling/Disabling standard instrumentation

Configuring Java EE Application Server

  • Overview of the Application Server
  • WebLogic for Diagnostics monitoring
  • Configuring the Application Server

Configuring .NET Applications

  • Identifying .NET applications, .point files, and layers
  • Configuring Agent metrics and LWMD
  • Configuring and monitoring non-IIS-based processes

Diagnostics Product Functionality Overview

  • Overview of the Diagnostics Profiler
  • Features of the Diagnostics Profiler
  • Profiler GUI

Diagnostics Collector Installation and Configuration

  • Overview of the Diagnostics Collector
  • Installing the Diagnostic Collector
  • Monitoring the Oracle 10G and SQL Server

Diagnostics Product Enterprise Server UI Overview

  • Diagnostics server
  • Standard views and drill downs
  • Enterprise Server UI

Diagnostics Integration with Business Service Management

  • HP’s Application Performance Management (APM)
  • HIs, KPIs, and Diagnostics topology
  • Diagnostic integration and troubleshooting

Diagnostics Integration with LoadRunner

  • Load testing components
  • Pre- and post-integration installation
  • Tuning LR with Diagnostics using additional configuration
  • Performance analysis using LR
  • Examining load test

Diagnostics Integration with SiteScope

  • SiS integration and its properties
  • Configuring SiS monitors to send metric data
  • Troubleshooting common integration problems

Diagnostics Core Concepts Review

  • User authentication and authorization
  • Applications and their artifacts
  • Synthetic and business transactions
  • Metrics and alerting
  • Dashboards, instance trees, and call profiles
  • Snapshots and data export in Diagnostics

Diagnostics Application Instrumentation


Query Engine and Data Exporting

  • Diagnostics data storage
  • Concepts of client and granularities
  • Exporting data out of the Diagnostics database

Transaction Management Application


Tuning Agent

  • Communication models between Probes and the Diagnostics server
  • Buffers, networking, and registration of the Probes

Troubleshooting Diagnostics

  • Troubleshooting methods
  • Process of using log files
  • Details on the health view pag
  • Common Probe issues
  • Application server crashes
  • Challenges of missing data and application overhead

Encarta Labs Advantage

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