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WebSphere Automation v1.2 delivers automated memory leak analysis

By Michael Thompson posted 17 days ago

  

Following on from our initial release earlier this year, today I am pleased to announce WebSphere Automation version 1.2, which delivers automated memory leak analysis to help teams reach corrective action sooner and reduce the burden on operations teams.

 

Much like the first release, customer input and feedback from the Customer Advisory Board shaped the roadmap and contents for version 1.2. The feedback was clear. In addition to understanding and maintaining a strong security posture, reducing the time and effort needed to get to root cause analysis of problems was a high priority request.

 

Version 1.2 takes our first steps at helping WebSphere operations teams automate the gathering and analysis of diagnostic information. Focused on memory leaks (a notoriously annoying class of problem to diagnose) we have worked with Instana APM to implement early detection of memory leaks - before they cause OutOfMemory errors. Through integration with Instana, WebSphere Automation is notified when the a traditional WebSphere or Liberty JVM is experiencing a memory leak. WebSphere Automation then automates the gathering and analysis of diagnostic information, resulting in a human readable report that a WebSphere operator can share with their application development team or application vendor.

 

In-progress memory leaks are automatically reported to WebSphere Automation

In-progress memory leaks are automatically reported to WebSphere Automation

 

Heap information is automatically collected and analyzed

Heap information is automatically collected and analyzed

 

 
Analysis is summarized and files are made available to share with development teams

Analysis is summarized and files are made available to share with development teams

 

WebSphere Automation works with your new and existing WebSphere environments to help you realize immediate value. System operators no longer need to be reactive, or be notified to take manual action - the gathering and analysis of memory leak diagnostic information is done automatically. This means WebSphere operations teams no longer need to spend time nor have the skills to do memory leak root cause analysis.

Catch us live for an introduction and demo on this new functionality on Nov 22 at 11am Eastern for our "Optimize your ops with WebSphere Automation's secure & health features" Tech TV session.

 

As we continue to progress these capabilities, a few customer feature requests to acknowledge:

  • Integration with Prometheus and DynaTrace for health data
  • Automated analysis of thread contention, deadlocks, or otherwise unresponsive JVMs

 

If there are other requirements, integrations or features you would like to see, please open or vote for them through our ideas portal: https://cloud-platform.ideas.aha.io/

 

Once again, I want to extend a huge thank you to the team who made this release possible. Check out all of their hard work in the new feature demonstration video or experience a cloud-hosted trial of WebSphere Automation.

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