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Schedule: Zapcat: monitoring Java applications

Kees Jan Koster
Day Saturday
Room Ferrer
Start time 15:20
End time 15:35
Duration 00:15
Event type Lightning-Talk
Track Lightning Talks
Language English
Slides (PDF)
Video (Ogg/Theora)
Zapcat: monitoring Java applications

This lightning talk gives a tour of Zapcat. It shows how to explore memory use of a Tomcat application server, find garbage collector issues, thread use and thread deadlock. The talk closes with a practical guide how to start monitoring your own Java applications.

Zapcat is a bridge between Java JMX and the Zabbix monitoring tool. It allows system administrators to monitor Java applications without having to learn Java. Zapcat provides templates and plugins for the JVM, Hibernate, Tomcat and the Openfire XMPP server. The documentation gives step-by-step howto's for all of these components, plus Jetty and Oracle's IAS/OC4J server.