Monday Nov 02, 2009

DTrace Quick Start Guide: Observing Native and Web Applications in Production

A 36-page book shows you how to use DTrace to collect information about your system or application that you can use to improve performance. This guide provides sample DTrace scripts, for example, for AMP stack and Web 2.0 applications. Find a link to the PDF on the Sun wiki.

Wednesday Jul 22, 2009

Optimizing PostgreSQL Application Performance With Solaris Dynamic Tracing

A Sun BluePrints article describes how Solaris DTrace functionality can help with PostgreSQL database application tuning. The paper provides examples of database server operations that can be observed using DTrace probes.

Monday Mar 23, 2009

New Event on DTrace in Solaris Campus Second Life

On April 3 at 9 am SLT, come to Solaris Campus Second Life to interact with Michael Ernest of Inkling Research, Inc., author of an upcoming No Starch Press book, The Book of DTrace.

Wednesday Jan 21, 2009

Optimizing MySQL Database Application Performance with Solaris Dynamic Tracing

This Sun BluePrints article describes how the use of Solaris Dynamic Tracing (DTrace) probes can help simplify MySQL database application tuning.

Saturday Oct 04, 2008

OpenSolaris How-Tos and Guides

The genunix site has guides spanning OpenSolaris installation, administration, storage, networking, applications, development, hardware, upgrades, zones, DTrace, security, desktop, and miscellaneous.

Tuesday Jul 08, 2008

Beyond LAMP: SAMP, LGPJ, LAMJ

LAMP: It's not just for Linux any more! Develop using your operating system, your language, your app server, your database, and your IDE of choice. Read the article.

Thursday Jun 19, 2008

Community Submission: Five-Part Tutorial on Learning DTrace

These resources span scripts and the D language, advanced scripting and aggregations, solving everyday problems, and completing the picture.

Friday May 09, 2008

Case Study: Using DTrace and truss in the Solaris 10 OS

Using DTrace and truss can turn you into a real sleuth, as this case study shows. While troubleshooting an issue with adding a new user, the author found that someone had tried to log in secretly. A Chinese version is up on the BigAdmin Multilingual Hub.

Sunday Dec 09, 2007

Solaris Dynamic Tracing Guide Now in Wiki Format

The Solaris Dynamic Tracing Guide has been converted into a
wiki. Contributions are welcome. Here's the list of doc bugs. For changes that are larger than a typo fix, please send suggestions to
dtrace-discuss@opensolaris.org. For access to the wiki, contact adam.leventhal@sun.com.

Friday Nov 02, 2007

NetBeans DTrace GUI Plugin Now Available!

The NetBeans DTrace GUI plugin runs DTrace scripts from the GUI, even those that are embedded in shell scripts. It can be easily extended and customized and installs into the Sun Studio 12 IDE, NetBeans IDE 5.5,NetBeans IDE 5.5.1, and NetBeans IDE 6.0.

Wednesday Oct 10, 2007

ClusterTools and DTrace

Courtesy of Dan Lacher:

"For those that are interested, Terry just posted a little snip of some upcoming DTrace support that will be coming in ClusterTools." Enjoy.

Wednesday Aug 08, 2007

Using DTrace to Demystify Watchpoints in the Sun Studio

The DTrace facility enables you to monitor the internal states of the
Solaris kernel in ways you could not have before. A simple D script, as
shown in this article, can reveal how the Solaris kernel interacts with
applications during execution.

Wednesday Jul 25, 2007

End-to-End Tracing of Ajax/Java Applications Using DTrace July 18, 2007

This article shows how the Solaris DTrace tool can help trace Ajax
applications, starting from the JavaScript code executed in a browser
environment, to the Java back-end on the server side, and beyond.

Wednesday Jul 18, 2007

End-to-End Tracing of Ajax/Java Applications Using DTrace

This article shows how the Solaris DTrace tool can help trace Ajax applications, starting from the JavaScript code executed in a browser environment, to the Java back-end on the server side, and beyond. DTrace is available on Solaris 10 and above.

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