Oracle Cloud Application Performance Monitoring Live Lab- APM monitoring/tracing capabilities

December 5, 2022 | 3 minute read
Devashish Bhargava
Principal Cloud Architect
Vas Uppalapati
Master Principal Cloud Architect
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OCI Application Performance Monitoring (APM) includes an implementation of a Distributed Tracing system. It collects and processes transaction trace data (spans) from the monitored application and makes it available for viewing, dashboarding, exploration, alerts, etc. For more information on APM and Trace Explorer please refer to Application Performance Monitoring > Use Trace Explorer section in the OCI Documentation.

To go through some of the above topics a new APM Live Labs workshop is available!

Get started with Oracle Cloud Application Performance Monitoring          

In this workshop, we review how to use APM to detect a performance issue from a cloud-native application, analyze the symptoms and identify the root cause.

This 30 min workshop focuses on the monitoring/tracing capabilities of APM and is suitable for anyone who wants to quickly try out its monitoring capabilities. This workshop and the use of APM as part of it is completely free and you do not need your own Oracle Cloud tenancy to run this workshop. The workshop is self-paced with step-by-step instructions included on the workshop pages.

To start, log in to the workshop tenancy and view distributed tracing data that pre-exists in the APM domain. Follow the step-by-step outline below.

Objectives for this workshop::

  • Examines APM Alarms
  • Analyzes APM Monitors
  • Inspects Monitor Details and History
  • Explores APM Trace Data

Prerequisites for this workshop:

  • Familiarity with distributed tracing is helpful, but not required
  • Familiarity with Oracle Cloud is helpful

Step 1. Access the workshop landing page, and click the "Start" button.


Step 1
Figure 1:  Workshop Landing Page

Step 2. Then click the "Run on Live Labs Sandbox" button. You will be asked to log on to your Oracle Account (Note, this is not the Oracle Cloud account).

Step 2
Figure 2:  Login and Run Live Lab 

Step 3. Click the checkbox to consent, then click the "Submit Reservation" button.

Step 3
Figure 3:  Submit Reservation

Step 4. Once you submit the reservation you will get a confirmation screen and will receive emails confirming the Lab creation. Once you have Lab creation confirmation go to My Reservation screen and click on Launch workshop.

Step 4
Figure 6:  Launch Workshop

Important: Once created, the lab will be available for an hour before it expires. The entire process can be performed again if needed.

After the completion of this live Lab, alarms can be examined in the APM Home dashboard, activities can be observed in the out-of-the-box performance widgets in the Synthetic Monitors dashboard, client details can be inspected in the HTTP Archive (HAR) file, and server-side details can be explored using the APM Trace Explorer.


Oracle Application Performance Monitoring: Documentation

Alarms and notifications: Documentation

Synthetic Monitoring: Documentation

Managing Alarms: Documentation

Devashish Bhargava

Principal Cloud Architect

Devashish Bhargava is  Principal Cloud Architect in North America Cloud Engineering organization. He has been with Oracle in various positions since 2006. He is curenty working as SME helping customers to migrate/updgrade their E-business suite application from on-prem/other cloud to cloud and also helping them in setting up Observability & Monitoring setup for E-Business Suite and other Packaged Applications. Devashish has vast experience on working with Green field Implementation cutomers also.

Vas Uppalapati

Master Principal Cloud Architect

Vas Uppalapati is a Master Principal Cloud Architect in Oracle North America Cloud Engineering organization. He has extensive experience in Oracle Packaged Applications and Oracle Cloud Observability and Management(O&M) Services. Vas's current responsibilities include assisting Customers migrating their workloads to Oracle Cloud with Solution and Architecture design as well as Setting up O&M Services.

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