JBoss Application Server (JBoss AS) is an open-source, cross-platform Java application server developed by JBoss, a division of Red Hat, Inc. JBoss AS is an open-source implementation of Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) that is used for implementing Java applications and other Web-based applications.
Being a Java web-based application, it’s important to keep it monitored to avoid performance issues.
Fortunately, a lot of real time information can be collected through the Jolokia Agent which can be deployed inside the JBoss AS instance.
Just download and install the latest version of the Jolokia WAR-Agent from: https://jolokia.org/download.html.
You will need to enable statistics from the following two subsystems:
You can use the JBoss Management UI to enable the collection and reporting of these statistics.
Given a centralized monitoring solution like NetEye, it would be nice to collect and present the metrics collected by the Jolokia agent.
The easiest way to collect the Jolokia data and sent it to NetEye is through a Telegraf agent.
Just install the Telegraf agent on the JBoss AS and use the attached sample configuration file.
Remember to configure within
the section [[inputs.jolokia2_agent]]
the right Jolokia role username, password and the URL value of your JBoss server.
If you have more than one URL, separate the values with commas.
The section [[outputs.influxdb]] or, even better, [[outputs.nats]] must also be adjusted to connect to the NetEye server.
The collected data will be stored in an Influx database (remember to set
the right data retention policy to avoid uncontrolled growth in the DB!), ready
to be displayed through the Grafana web interface.
Attached you’ll also find a Grafana dashboard that can be directly imported into NetEye.
This is in Grafana 5 format, so be sure that if you still have a NetEye 3 installation, that you update your system! You can find the .json file here.
Of course, the Dashboard can be customized and integrated with other metrics.
A number of metrics are collected by the Jolokia agent, and others can be added. I advise you to take a deeper look at Jolokia to find other interesting ones.
Telegraf configuration Telegraf is entirely plugin driven. All metrics are gathered from the declared inputs, and sent to the declared outputs. Plugins must be declared in here to be active. To deactivate a plugin, comment out the name and any variables. Use 'telegraf -config telegraf.conf -test' to see what metrics a config file would generate. Global tags can be specified here in key="value" format. [global_tags] # dc = "us-east-1" # will tag all metrics with dc=us-east-1 # rack = "1a" Configuration for telegraf agent [agent] ## Default data collection interval for all inputs interval = "5s" ## Rounds collection interval to 'interval' ## ie, if interval="10s" then always collect on :00, :10, :20, etc. round_interval = true ## Telegraf will cache metric_buffer_limit metrics for each output, and will ## flush this buffer on a successful write. metric_buffer_limit = 1000 ## Flush the buffer whenever full, regardless of flush_interval. flush_buffer_when_full = true ## Collection jitter is used to jitter the collection by a random amount. ## Each plugin will sleep for a random time within jitter before collecting. ## This can be used to avoid many plugins querying things like sysfs at the ## same time, which can have a measurable effect on the system. collection_jitter = "0s" ## Default flushing interval for all outputs. You shouldn't set this below ## interval. Maximum flush_interval will be flush_interval + flush_jitter flush_interval = "60s" ## Jitter the flush interval by a random amount. This is primarily to avoid ## large write spikes for users running a large number of telegraf instances. ## ie, a jitter of 5s and interval 10s means flushes will happen every 10-15s flush_jitter = "0s" ## Logging configuration: ## Run telegraf in debug mode debug = false ## Run telegraf in quiet mode quiet = false ## Specify the log file name. The empty string means to log to stdout. logfile = "/Program Files/Telegraf/telegraf.log" ## Override default hostname, if empty use os.Hostname() # hostname = "" # OUTPUTS # [[outputs.nats]] servers = ["nats://datacollector.xxx.xxx:4222"] subject = "telegraf" data_format = "influx" Configuration for influxdb server to send metrics to [[outputs.influxdb]] # The full HTTP or UDP endpoint URL for your InfluxDB instance. # Multiple urls can be specified but it is assumed that they are part of the same # cluster, this means that only ONE of the urls will be written to each interval. # urls = ["udp://localhost:8089"] # UDP endpoint example urls = ["http://neteye.xxx.xxx:8086"] # required # The target database for metrics (telegraf will create it if not exists) database = "telegraf" # required # Precision of writes, valid values are "ns", "us" (or "µs"), "ms", "s", "m", "h". # note: using second precision greatly helps InfluxDB compression precision = "s" ## Write timeout (for the InfluxDB client), formatted as a string. ## If not provided, will default to 5s. 0s means no timeout (not recommended). timeout = "5s" # username = "telegraf" # password = "metricsmetricsmetricsmetrics" # Set the user agent for HTTP POSTs (can be useful for log differentiation) # user_agent = "telegraf" # Set UDP payload size, defaults to InfluxDB UDP Client default (512 bytes) # udp_payload = 512 # INPUTS # [[inputs.system]] [[inputs.processes]] [[inputs.cpu]] ## Whether to report per-cpu stats or not percpu = true ## Whether to report total system cpu stats or not totalcpu = true ## If true, collect raw CPU time metrics. collect_cpu_time = false ## If true, compute and report the sum of all non-idle CPU states. report_active = false [[inputs.mem]] [[inputs.swap]] [[inputs.jolokia2_agent]] urls = ["http://184.108.40.206:8080/jolokia"] name_prefix = "jboss." username and password are mandatory for Jolokia 1.6 or later username = "jolokia-user" password = "jolokia-password" JVM Generic [[inputs.jolokia2_agent.metric]] name = "OperatingSystem" mbean = "java.lang:type=OperatingSystem" paths = ["ProcessCpuLoad","SystemLoadAverage","SystemCpuLoad"] [[inputs.jolokia2_agent.metric]] name = "jvm_runtime" mbean = "java.lang:type=Runtime" paths = ["Uptime"] [[inputs.jolokia2_agent.metric]] name = "jvm_memory" mbean = "java.lang:type=Memory" paths = ["HeapMemoryUsage", "NonHeapMemoryUsage", "ObjectPendingFinalizationCount"] [[inputs.jolokia2_agent.metric]] name = "jvm_garbage_collector" mbean = "java.lang:name=*,type=GarbageCollector" paths = ["CollectionTime", "CollectionCount"] tag_keys = ["name"] [[inputs.jolokia2_agent.metric]] name = "jvm_memory_pool" mbean = "java.lang:name=*,type=MemoryPool" paths = ["Usage", "PeakUsage", "CollectionUsage"] tag_keys = ["name"] tag_prefix = "pool_" JBOSS [[inputs.jolokia2_agent.metric]] name = "connectors_http" mbean = "jboss.as:https-listener=,server=,subsystem=undertow" paths = ["bytesReceived","bytesSent","errorCount","requestCount"] tag_keys = ["server","https-listener"] [[inputs.jolokia2_agent.metric]] name = "connectors_http" mbean = "jboss.as:http-listener=,server=,subsystem=undertow" paths = ["bytesReceived","bytesSent","errorCount","requestCount"] tag_keys = ["server","http-listener"] [[inputs.jolokia2_agent.metric]] name = "datasource_jdbc" mbean = "jboss.as:data-source=*,statistics=jdbc,subsystem=datasources" paths = ["PreparedStatementCacheAccessCount","PreparedStatementCacheHitCount","PreparedStatementCacheMissCount"] tag_keys = ["data-source"] [[inputs.jolokia2_agent.metric]] name = "datasource_pool" mbean = "jboss.as:data-source=*,statistics=pool,subsystem=datasources" paths = ["AvailableCount","ActiveCount","MaxUsedCount"] tag_keys = ["data-source"]