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IBM Business Process Manager V8.5 Performance and Tuning - ZB868G

This course is also available as classroom course IBM Business Process Manager V8.5 Performance and Tuning (WB868G).

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In this course, you learn the advanced skills that are needed to monitor and tune the runtime of IBM Business Process Manager V8.5 for improved performance.

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Course introduction
Overview of IBM Business Process Manager
Performance concepts and methodologies
Implementing for performance
Exercise: Performance testing
WebSphere monitoring and tuning concepts
IBM Business Process Manager performance concepts
Purging data in IBM Business Process Manager
Exercise: Monitoring and purging data in the environment
Performance considerations for Coaches
Business Process Choreography best practices
Performance tools
Exercise: Performance monitoring with Tivoli Performance Viewer
Exercise: Monitoring and tuning the environment
Performance problem determination
Exercise: Hung thread issues
Database tuning
Java memory issues
Exercise: Analyzing Java memory
Course summary


Explain the architecture and components for a typical IBM Business Process Manager deployment
Explain basic performance concepts and methodologies
Apply the Business Process Manager performance checklist and configure the server for better performance
Identify key development best practices for IBM Process Designer and IBM Integration Designer
Implement best practices for general WebSphere runtime performance
Tune the target modules for various bindings
Purge data that is no longer needed from the Business Process Manager environment
Create efficient Coaches and Coach Views
Name the key best practices for the business flow manager (BFM)
Identify key WebSphere monitoring facilities
Evaluate various bottleneck patterns and determine a possible solution that is based on your observations
Collect verbose GC trace logs from the runtime and analyze them to diagnose potential Java memory management issues
Monitor application server performance by using WebSphere and the IBM Support Assistant
Monitor and tune the JVM for optimum throughput and response time
Monitor and tune connection pools for optimum performance
Use the IBM Health Center tool to profile and tune Java EE applications
Troubleshoot Business Process Manager performance problems

Participant requirements

You should have:

IBM Business Process Manager administration skills, which you can learn by successfully completing Administration of IBM Business Process Manager Advanced V8.5 (WB867G) or Administration of IBM Business Process Manager Advanced V8.5 (ZB867G)
Basic WebSphere performance tuning skills, which you can learn by successfully completing WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Performance Tuning (WA815G) or WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Performance Tuning (ZA815G), or through practical experience with tuning a WebSphere Application Server environment
Basic operating skills for the Linux operating system


This advanced course is designed for anyone who implements, deploys, or manages applications that run in IBM Business Process Manager V8.5. It is particularly useful for system administrators, deployment engineers, process administrators, support engineers, and integration developers.

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