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|iPlanet Application Server 6.5 SP1, Enterprise Edition Performance and Tuning Guide|
|Updated: November 25, 2002|
This guide is intended for advanced administrators of iPlanet Application Server. This guide helps you tune iPlanet Application Server for maximum performance and reliability. It is recommended that you backup your configuration files, before changing the configuration settings on iPlanet Application Server.
This chapter describes the contents of iPlanet Application Server Installation Guide. It contains the following sections:
Using the Documentation
The following table lists the tasks and concepts that are described in the iPlanet Application Server manuals and Release Notes. If you are trying to accomplish a specific task or learn more about a specific concept, refer to the appropriate manual.
Note that the printed manuals are also available online in PDF and HTML format, at: http://docs.sun.com/db?p=prod/s1appsrv
For information about
See the following
Shipped with Release Notes
- Using iterative testing, debugging, and application fine-tuning procedures to generate applications that execute correctly and quickly
- Setting up iPlanet Application Server for development
Migrating your applications to the new iPlanet Application Server 6.5 programming model from the Netscape Application Server version 2.1, including a sample migration of an Online Bank application provided with iPlanet Application Server
About This Guide
This Performance and Tuning Guide discusses the various features of iPlanet Application Server and how to tune iPlanet Application Server for maximum performance and reliability.
This manual is intended for system administrators, network administrators, evaluators, application server administrators, web developers, and software developers who want to get an understanding of the various tasks and tools available for tuning the performance of iPlanet Application Server.
What You Should Know
Before you begin, you should already be familiar with the following topics:
- Java programming and J2EE
How This Guide is Organized
This Guide is organized as follows:
Chapter 1 "About iPlanet Application Server", gives an overview of iPlanet Application Server features, and iPlanet Application Server components.
Chapter 2 "Understanding Tuning and Sizing", provides an insight into sizing, estimating operational requirements, and tunable parameters.
Chapter 3 "Tuning Your Application", provides a comprehensive guide to tuning your applications for maximum performance. Java Coding Guidelines and J2EE Programming Guidelines are discussed in this chapter.
Chapter 4 "Tuning iPlanet Application Server", provides a comprehensive guide to tuning iPlanet Application Server for maximum performance.
Chapter 5 "Tuning the Java Runtime System", provides an insight into memory tuning and Garbage Collector settings.
Chapter 6 "Tuning the Operating System", provides information on Solaris tuning parameters.
Chapter 7 "Tuning Database Servers", discusses various database tuning parameters.
Chapter 8 "General Guidelines for Better Performance", provides guidelines on better coding practices that can improve the performance of your application.
Chapter 9 "Validating Server Performance", provides information on monitoring and validating server performance after tuning.
Chapter 10 "Frequently Asked Questions", is a list of most common question asked regarding iPlanet Application Server tuning.
File and directory paths are given in Windows format (with backslashes separating directory names). For Unix versions, the directory paths are the same, except forward slashes are used instead of backslashes to separate directories.
This guide uses URLs of the form: http://server.domain/path/file.html, where:
- file is an individual filename.
The following table shows the typographic conventions used throughout iPlanet documentation.
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Last Updated November 25, 2002