Transaction Tracing through Complex Web Applications
To ensure that application slowdowns and other revenue-impeding application issues are isolated, diagnosed and fixed quickly, sometimes it’s necessary to trace transactions from their source across all of the technology domains that contribute to transaction response time. The group responsible for fixing an application problem will frequently want to see, first hand, the problem that an end user experienced. This task is made easier by continuously monitoring the application environment, and by automatically generating traces of the transactions that are causing problems as soon as they breach a predetermined set of conditions.
After reading this paper, you will understand the components of a transaction as it crosses the different application infrastructure domains, the challenges of connecting them for the purposes of monitoring, and finally how Quest Software tackles the problem.