Grid Control 11g: How to use ATS Load Script to monitor Web applications on Oracle Enterprise Manager (Doc ID 1361223.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 24, 2013

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Version to [Release 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Using load testing scripts for monitoring is very critical for IT data centers to lower the TCO. Oracle Enterprise Manager offers this capability through Oracle Application Testing Suite (OATS) and Service Level Management (SLM). This article provides step-by-step instructions to create Load scripts for HTTP/Web Application using ATS, and reusing them for monitoring in Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control 11g. However same steps can be used for monitoring Siebel, EBS Forms and other ATS supported load testing features.

This document is intended for EM users running GC 11g only. Customers who are new to EM, or planning to upgrade to EM12c and higher releases should NOT use this document. Instead, customers should run ATS load scripts on EM beacon as built-in “ATS transaction” beacon test type. Please refer to the Help page on “ATS transaction” test creation page for detailed instructions. See also:

EM12c: How to create a generic service target with an ATS transaction test? (Doc ID 1492353.1)

Important Note: Running ATS scripts at the command line is very heavy and is not scalable. As such, this Grid Control 11g method should be used only as a temporary solution, pending upgrade to EM12c (Cloud Control).  The EM12c "ATS Transaction" type runs inside the EMagent process as a native emagent fetchlet, and is therefore much more scalable and reports more granular metrics. For the most robust transaction monitoring, customers should upgrade to EM12c.


Edit History:

6/8/2012   ( Fixed the broken links and update the contents)

3-13-2012 ( Uploaded new Scripts to the MOS Note)



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