Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1 Administration Guide

Chapter 11 Configuring the Diagnostic Service

The Diagnostic Service provides more visibility into and control of the runtime performance of a server and its applications, allowing you to diagnose and isolate faults as they occur.

This chapter contains the following sections:

What is the Diagnostic Framework?

The Application Server Diagnostic Framework is a monitoring framework that defines and implements a set of services that run within the application server standard life cycle. With the Diagnostic Service, you can define, create, collect, and access diagnostic data generated by a running server and the applications it deploys.

Diagnostic Service Framework

The diagnostic service reports configuration details for the application server instances. It is useful for diagnosing application server problems such as exceptions, performance issues, and other unexpected results. From within the Admin Console Diagnostic Service you can:

Generating a Diagnostic Report

Generating a diagnostic report is based on the preferences you set in the Application Server Diagnostic tab in the Administration Console. Confidential data appears in the generated report as listed in the Confidential Properties table.