Posts tagged DevOps

The Health Check Service In-Depth - Payara Server 5

This is an updated blog of the original which was published in May 2016

Payara Server provides the Health Check Service for automatic self-monitoring in order to detect future problems as soon as possible. When enabled, the Health Check Service periodically checks some low level metrics. Whenever it detects that a threshold is not met, it triggers alert notifications that allow to detect undesired behavior and predict possible failures. All of these automatic checks are very lightweight and run with a negligible impact on performance.

Using HotswapAgent to Speed up Development

As a Java EE developer, I sometimes envy how fast it’s possible to see the result of a code change in a running application with interpreted languages like PHP or JavaScript. With Java, it’s always necessary to rebuild the source code in bytecode, which can be then safely updated only by restarting the whole application. And all developers know that restoring the desired state of the application after a fresh restart takes time and is tedious.

ForgeRock Integration with Payara Server - Part 2: Access, Deploy & Test

Click here to see part 1 (Installation)

 

Access Configuration

Now that the ForgeRock tools have been installed, we will configure them with some basic access configuration. First, proceed to login to the OpenAM application (context /openam) with the amadmin user, and the application will show you the current realm configuration for your domain:

 

ForgeRock Integration with Payara Server - Part 1: Installation

Click here to see Part 2 (Access, Deploy & Test)

Introduction

Today, one of the most important concerns for enterprise applications is to implement robust security mechanisms that allow developers and operation staff to easily integrate applications in a stable infrastructure and allow their users to interact with them in a seamless way. While many developers prefer to implement their own security mechanisms or use third-party libraries, a good alternative is to use already established products that handle authentication, authorization, confidentiality, identity, and entitlement on behalf of already developed applications.

 

The HealthCheck Service In-Depth - Payara Micro

The HealthCheck Service provides automatic self-monitoring in order to detect future problems as soon as possible. The HealthCheck Service was introduced in Payara Server and Payara Micro version 161 and some new metrics have been added in version 162.

All the functionality of the HealthCheck Service that is available in Payara Server is also included in Payara Micro. However, as Payara Micro differs in some concepts from Payara Server, the usage and configuration of the HealthCheck Service is slightly different. In this post, we will focus on how to use it in Payara Micro.

 

Asadmin Recorder - New Payara Server Feature Demo

One of the most exciting new features in the Payara Server 162 release is the Asadmin Recorder - a tool especially useful for the Operations Teams! 

Asadmin Recorder allows you to create runnable scripts of asadmin commands that mirror configuration done in the administration console.  Have a look at our video walkthrough below for a quick overview of this new Payara Server feature.