8 Java Usage Tracker Setup for Advanced Management Console

You can set up the Java Usage Tracker for the Advanced Management Console on Windows, OS X, and Linux operating systems. The Advanced Management Console agent automatically enables Usage Tracker on agent-managed Windows and OS X desktops, whereas Advanced Management Console requires manual configuration of Java Usage Tracker on machines running on Linux operating system.

This topic contains the following sections describe the Java Usage Tracker configuration for the Advanced Management Console on Windows, OS X, and Linux operating systems:

Setting Up Java Usage Tracker on Windows and OS X Desktops

The Advanced Management Console agent automatically configures Java Usage Tracker on agent-managed desktops running Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 (both 32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 10, and OS X operating systems.

Starting from Advanced Management Console version 2.5, agents configure Java Usage Tracker to report records to Advanced Management Console agents instead of sending them directly to the Advanced Management Console server over the User Datagram Portal (UDP). Agents then re-send the records to the Advanced Management Console server over https. The Java Usage Tracker ensures that every JRE located on the desktop sends its Java usage data to the Advanced Management Console server.

Note:

When Advanced Management Console is running in a cluster, the agent communicates with the load balancer and the UDP listener for the Java Usage Tracker records may not be supported.

Setting up Java Usage Tracker on Linux Desktops

The Advanced Management Console agent is not supported on Linux desktops. The Linux desktops require manual configuration of Java Usage Tracker.

To download and configure the Java Usage Tracker for the Advanced Management Console on Linux desktops:

  1. Enter https://wls-hostname:port/amcwebui in the browser, where wls-hostname and port are the DNS name and listen port number of Oracle WebLogic Server.
  2. Log in to the desktop using your administrator credentials.
  3. Click the Configuration tab and then click the Settings sub tab.
  4. Click Download usagetracker.properties file to download the file.
  5. Enable Java Usage Tracker by copying this usagetracker.properties file to {JRE_HOME}/lib/management for each JRE installed on the desktop.

The downloaded usagetracker.properties file has the Java Usage Tracker parameters (port number, separators) required by the Advanced Management Console. If you prefer to create the usagetracker.properties file yourself, then specify the parameters displayed in the Advanced Management Console Settings tab.

Note:

The Advanced Management Console doesn’t incorporate data from the com.oracle.usagetracker.additionalProperties setting of the usagetracker.properties file.