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Application Insight Tutorial

Last update October 6, 2017

In this tutorial, you generate transactions by using the LISA Bank demo application. You then view the transactions in the Analyze Transactions window of DevTest Portal.

Prerequisites

Ensure that the following components are running:

  • Enterprise Dashboard Server
  • Registry
  • Demo server
  • Broker
  • Portal

Step 1 - Configure the Capture Levels

Each protocol that the DevTest Java Agent can capture has a capture level.

The default capture level is Counts. To perform the steps later in this tutorial, you must set the capture level for the relevant protocols to Full Data.

The following graphic shows the Adjust Captures for Protocol pane in the Agents window.

Screen capture of Adjust Captures for Protocol pane.

Follow these steps:

  1. Open DevTest Portal. If the portal is running on a local computer, the URL is http://localhost:1507/devtest.
  2. Select Settings, Agents from the left navigation menu.
    The Agents window opens.
  3. In the Agents pane, select the JBoss_LISABank agent.
  4. If the Adjust Captures for Protocol pane is collapsed, expand the pane.
  5. Ensure that the capture levels for the following protocols are set to Full Data:
    • HTTP Server
    • JDBC
    • EJB
    • Logging

Step 2 - Generate Transactions from the Demo Application

DevTest Solutions includes a demo application named LISA Bank.

In this procedure, you log in to the demo application, create an account, and log out.

Follow these steps:

  1. In a web browser, enter http://localhost:8080/lisabank. If the demo server is running on another computer, replace localhost with the host name or IP address of the remote computer.
    The login page opens.
  2. In the Name field, type lisa_simpson.
  3. In the Password field, type golisa.
  4. Click Login.
    The welcome page opens.
  5. Create an account by performing these steps:
    1. Click New Account.
    2. In the Account Name field, type My Checking.
    3. In the Initial Balance field, replace the default value with 500.
    4. Click Add Account.
  6. Click Log Out.

Step 3 - View the Transactions in the Analyze Transactions Window

The Analyze Transactions window displays the transactions that have been generated. These transactions are also referred to as paths.

The following graphic shows a list of transactions in the Analyze Transactions window. By default, the transactions appear in reverse chronological order.

Screen capture of transactions in Analyze Transactions window.

The following graphic shows a path graph for one of the transactions.

Screen capture of path graph for one transaction.

Follow these steps:

  1. Return to DevTest Portal.
  2. Select Application Insight, Analyze Transactions from the left navigation menu.
  3. Locate the transaction that has the name /lisabank/createaccount.do.
  4. Click the link in the Name column.
    The transaction detail dialog opens. The upper area contains the path graph. The lower area contains information about the selected node.
  5. Click an EJB node in the path graph.
  6. Review the information that appears in each tab.
  7. Click a JDBC node in the path graph.
  8. Review the information that appears in each tab.
  9. Close the dialog.
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