Viewing Transaction Tracing

Use Introscope’s Transaction Tracing feature to view all transactions exceeding the specified threshold limit on the web server on which Manager for SiteMinder is installed. When you set a threshold limit in Transaction Trace window, it is propagated to the web server machine. The Introscope plug-in in SiteMinder checks this threshold for each transaction. If any of the transaction exceed this value, the plug-in prepares a Transaction Trace message and sends it all the way back to the Investigator. Along with the time duration for this transaction, each message has the following metric data.
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Use Introscope’s Transaction Tracing feature to view all transactions exceeding the specified threshold limit on the web server on which Manager for SiteMinder is installed. When you set a threshold limit in Transaction Trace window, it is propagated to the web server machine. The Introscope plug-in in SiteMinder checks this threshold for each transaction. If any of the transaction exceed this value, the plug-in prepares a Transaction Trace message and sends it all the way back to the Investigator. Along with the time duration for this transaction, each message has the following metric data.
  • 􀂄 IsProtected Operation Time (ms)
  • 􀂄 Login Operation Time (ms)
  • 􀂄 Validation Operation Time (ms)
  • 􀂄 Authorize Operation Time (ms)
  • 􀂄 Resource Cache Hit (1|0)
  • 􀂄 UserSession Cache Hit (1|0)
Manager for SiteMinder has a restriction of reporting only 50 transaction traces at any point in time. If this limit is exceeded, no traces will be reported and an error message will be logged.
Manager for SiteMinder supports viewing Transaction Trace information through Investigator for transactions in web server that exceeds the specified time limit.
To view Transaction Traces from the Investigator:
1. Click Workstation -New Transaction Trace Session to open the New Transaction Trace Session dialog box.
2. Set the threshold value by selecting the lasting longer than... checkbox and specify a value in seconds or milliseconds.
3. Under Trace Agents, select Trace selected Agent(s), the agent to trace, and click OK to start tracing.
This screenshot is a sample transaction trace session from Investigator:
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  • By clicking the transactions, you see the calls executed by that particular transaction in the Summary View and the time taken by it in the Trace View.
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  • By using Manager for SiteMinder and Introscope, the application support specialist can easily find the time spent on various transactions for a particular request.
  • By clicking on the Duration column heading, Workstation sorts the transactions by time length. Now you can find out which transaction took the maximum time to execute.