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Monitoring Jazz Applications using JMX MBeans

One of our best practices for administering the IBM Continuous Engineering (CE) solution is to establish an enterprise monitoring strategy allowing administrators to proactively and reactively monitor the application environment. In v6.0 of the IBM CE Solution, we introduced the ability to version artifacts across the lifecycle domains.  With it came three new applications – […]

Thinking (and obsessing) about software performance

“I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” –Mark Twain. When we interact with software, we require it does what we want it to and that it responds to our wishes quickly. The domain of software performance is all about understanding where the time goes when we […]

Running slow? Get a health check

Have you ever noticed sluggishness with a CLM web page and wondered whether you are hitting some product issues, or just having a bumpy connection with the server?  Or while you were waiting for your content to show up in the browser, have you ever wondered “are they there yet”? There is a little tool […]

How many users will your Team Concert 2.0 server support?

Although we are still collecting and running performance tests on Rational Team Concert 2.0, I’d like to share some of the preliminary data with you. These are the configurations that we’ve tested so far: Of the additional configurations to test, we want to find a middle point between the Xeon 5500, which would support ~1000 […]

Enterprise performance and scalability testing

If you’ve been reading some of our previous blog posts (wan performance testing using metronome, selfhosting sizing numbers, repository workspace scalability, scaling to new heights), you’ll know that performance and scalability are very important to our team. Now that we are neck deep in testing Rational Team Concert 2.0 (RTC), it’s time to share how […]