This section describes the contents and organization of this guide—Performance and Tuning for Oracle WebLogic Server.
This document is written for people who monitor performance and tune the components in a WebLogic Server environment. It is assumed that readers know server administration and hardware performance tuning fundamentals, WebLogic Server, XML, and the Java programming language.
This chapter, Chapter 1, "Introduction and Roadmap," introduces the organization of this guide.
Chapter 2, "Top Tuning Recommendations for WebLogic Server," discusses the most frequently recommended steps for achieving optimal performance tuning for applications running on WebLogic Server.
Chapter 3, "Performance Tuning Roadmap," provides a roadmap to help tune your application environment to optimize performance.
Chapter 4, "Operating System Tuning," discusses operating system issues.
Chapter 5, "Tuning Java Virtual Machines (JVMs)," discusses JVM tuning considerations.
Chapter 7, "Tuning the WebLogic Persistent Store," provides information on how to tune a persistent store.
Chapter 6, "Tuning WebLogic Server," contains information on how to tune WebLogic Server to match your application needs.
Chapter 8, "DataBase Tuning," provides information on how to tune your data base.
Chapter 9, "Tuning WebLogic Server EJBs," provides information on how to tune applications that use EJBs.
Chapter 10, "Tuning Message-Driven Beans," provides information on how to tune Message-Driven beans.
Chapter 11, "Tuning JDBC Applications," provides information on how to tune JDBC applications.
Chapter 12, "Tuning Logging Last Resource," provides information on how to tune Logging Last Resource transaction optimization.
Chapter 13, "Tuning WebLogic JMS," provides information on how to tune applications that use WebLogic JMS.
Chapter 14, "Tuning WebLogic JMS Store-and-Forward," provides information on how to tune applications that use JMS Store-and-Forward.
Chapter 15, "Tuning WebLogic Message Bridge," provides information on how to tune applications that use the Weblogic Message Bridge.
Chapter 16, "Tuning Resource Adapters," provides information on how to tune applications that use resource adaptors.
Chapter 17, "Tuning Web Applications," provides best practices for tuning WebLogic Web applications and application resources:
Chapter 18, "Tuning Web Services," provides information on how to tune applications that use Web services.
Chapter 19, "Tuning WebLogic Tuxedo Connector," provides information on how to tune applications that use WebLogic Tuxedo Connector.
Appendix A, "Related Reading: Performance Tools and Information," provides an extensive performance-related reading list.
Appendix B, "Using the WebLogic 8.1 Thread Pool Model," provides information on using execute queues.
Appendix C, "Capacity Planning," provides an introduction to capacity planning.
WebLogic Server introduces the following performance enhancements:
You may greatly improve the performance of typical non-persistent messaging by using one-way message sends. By enabling the "One-Way Send Mode" option on your connection factory, its associated producers can send messages without internally waiting for a response from the target destination's host JMS server. You can choose to allow queue senders and topic publishers to do one-way sends, or limit this capability to topic publishers only. You can also configure a one-way window size to determine when a two-way message is required to regulate producer before they can continue making additional one-way sends.
For related information about administering and tuning WebLogic Server, see Appendix A, "Related Reading: Performance Tools and Information."