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Active session count per server

 
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Hi

We have a distributed Web application deployed in Tomact server.We are trying to find out the no of active session per server for a given period of time.
Could you please let me know if we can find it out by using some tool or by programatically..

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Option 1: Using JMX
- Start Tomcat with its JMX agent enabled
- Use jconsole to connect to Tomcat over JMX. The "Catalina/Manager" JMX object will give you active sessions for each webapp.
- If you want it programmatically, write a JMX client

Option 2: Write a custom HttpSessionListener and implement your own session count logging.

In my opinion, option 1 is better for you because you can use the same client to query all your servers and aggregate the data.

 
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Update: Just struck me that if you're already running a production cluster, then it's likely you're already using a system monitoring tool like collectd / nagios / ganglia, etc.
If so, they will very likely have plugins to get JMX data and graph it (I know for sure that collectd does...google says ganglia and nagios can too).
 
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Hi Karthik

Thanks a lot for the info.I have another query.In our case many web applications are deployed in each server.So does JMX+Jconsole provide the count per server or per web apps?


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Hi Karthik

I will get the information about the monitoring tools being used in prod.I know App Dynamics is being used in the production.

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Abhishek Rath

 
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Abhishek Rath wrote:In our case many web applications are deployed in each server.So does JMX+Jconsole provide the count per server or per web apps


Each tomcat has 1 JMX agent running, which provides session counts for every individual webapp running in that tomcat instance.
Try out with jconsole - you'll understand easily. It'll show a node under Manager for each webapp, and each node reports an 'activeSession' variable.

 
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PSI-Probe is awesome for such tasks: http://code.google.com/p/psi-probe/
 
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Hi Karthik Shiraly

I checked the J Console UI and please see the attached screen shot for the active session.Could you please check and let me know If I am referring to the correct path or not.

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Abhishek Rath
active_session_Jconsole.JPG
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Yes, that's the one. Your screenshot is showing for /manager webapp; similarly, every other webapp will have its own activesession counter.
 
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