Oracle Forms monitoring

To begin monitoring your Oracle Forms traffic, you need to add a software service.

  • The easiest way is to use the wizard. With it, you can capture traffic traces and then, based on those captures, create rules and extract reported elements.
    For more information, go to Adding a software service with the wizard. If you use the wizard, you do not need the manual procedures described below, though you may find some of the information useful later for fine-tuning your configuration.
  • More experienced product users may prefer the manual procedures listed below.

Create a software service

  1. In the NAM Console, open the configuration on the NAM Probe.
  2. Select Software ServicesUser-Defined Software Services.
  3. In the Software services section, right-click and select Add.
  4. Define your software service.
    Be sure to set Analyzer to HTTP .
  5. Create a rule. See below.

For more information, see Adding a software service manually.

Create a rule

For NAM to start recognizing the software service within the observed traffic, you have to create a rule that describes the software service. Each software service can be described by a number of specific rules that define what is to be monitored and what additional options are in effect.

  1. On the User-Defined Software Services screen, select the new software service.
  2. In the Rules section, right-click and select Add.
  3. Create a rule for the selected software service.
    Several tabs are available for tweaking your monitoring. A number of options are set to be inherited from the global settings. These options are common for other analyzers and can be set globally.
  4. Define a URL for this rule. See below.

Define a URL

In NAM, to monitoring Oracle Forms operations, you must define a URL where you set the URL analysis profile to Oracle Forms.

  1. Go to URL Monitoring tab and add monitored URL.For more information, see Configuring URL monitoring

  2. On the URL tab, set the URL analysis profile to Oracle Forms.
    Selecting the Oracle Forms profile will automatically reconfigure and populate options for the software service.

    • Definitions on the Dimensions, Metrics, Attributes tab will be reconfigured.
      A number of search and transformation patterns will be added. These search and transformation patterns are common for all Oracle Forms traffic and are set to extract or filter basic Oracle Forms information such as:
    • The URL type will be set to URL as regular expression.
    • The default regular expression will be set to: https?://.*forms.*/[fl].*servlet

This minimal configuration allows NAM to recognize, analyze and report basic information on your software service. Later, you can redefine the search patterns and transformation rules to fine-tune your monitoring. The more granular your definitions, the more insight you will have in your Oracle Forms performance.

Save and publish

Save and publish your configuration and wait at least 5 minutes for the observed traffic to be analyzed and reported.

Examine reports

Sign in to the report server and navigate to the list of software services: Explore ► Software services.
From that report you can change tabs and the report perspective to Servers, Clients, Operations, or Sites.

From the Software services perspective, using the find feature, filter the name of the software service that you have just created. Basic information like Application performance, Availability, and Failures for your XML software service is available.

Left-click on your software service to drill down to:

  • Servers
    The same view as switching the Software services report perspective to Servers but listing only your selected software service.
  • Operation explorer
    Comparison information for your XML software service of Health vs response time, Availability vs failures, Page load time vs slow operations, Usage vs operations and other Performance details.
    Using the tabs you can get information on affected operations, sites, users as well as on slow operations and response time distribution.
  • Metric charts
    Charts relating to performance of your XML software service. You can examine the performance, network, availability with baselines, view the Bandwidth usage, Network performance and other network related data under the Network tab. All within the context of your Oracle Forms.
  • Application responses
    Review the Incomplete responses and top users, operation and sites.