Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Repost - Using "IBM Pattern Modeling and Analysis Tool for Java Garbage Collector" to Analyze IBM Business Process Manager JVM Memory Usage and Garbage Collections

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As you know IBM Business Process Manager is built upon Java technology whose performance is highly impacted by garbage collection. Usually IBM Business Process Manager would recommend to use generational concurrent garbage collection strategy (-Xgcpolicy:gencon) which is well suited to an application that creates many short-lived objects, you can read this section in the product documentation to better understand this policy: Generational Concurrent Garbage Collector.
Analyzing the textual verbose GC information recorded in native_stderr.log is the typical way to understand the garbage collection behavior. By default verbose GC is not enabled, here is a guide regarding how to enable it: Enabling verbose garbage collection (verboseGC) in WebSphere Application Server. Besides reading the detail verbose garbage collection information directly, IBM Pattern Modeling and Analysis Tool for Java Garbage Collector is a powerful tool you can leverage. The previous link is an article that will provide you with some scenarios as well as examples how to better use this tool.

because it's something that I'm going to need quite soon, and definitely worth reading.

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