Blackbox provides detailed point-in-time snapshots of internal server and application states.
It is much easier to find the root cause of the problem if you see it happening while you are there. Unfortunately, however, you can't have an expert sitting in front of a WebLogic Console waiting for a problem to occur. Applicare detects failure conditions and creates a snapshot called a Blackbox. This enables you to analyze the WebLogic server state just before system failure.
In most cases, once WebLogic gets into this bad state, administrators bounce the faulty instance quickly to bring the production environment back to the desired capacity. Even if you have time to look at the problem, the stability of your production environment can’t wait. Blackbox provides you with the complete state of the server at that instance, even after the server is restarted.
A Blackbox can also be created at any time with a click of a button. The detailed data is presented in an easy-to-use explorer view and can be analyzed anytime. This is especially useful when you are in the middle of an analysis and want to preserve the state of a server.
"Applicare simplifies laborious and time consuming
process of tuning WebLogic down to just a couple of clicks. In
addition to its auto tuning capabilities, Applicare provides simple
and efficient tools for monitoring WebLogic. With the best-practices
knowledge that is embedded in Advisor and its root cause analysis
capabilities, Applicare can help customers get a lot more out of their investment."
Robert Patrick former Deputy CTO
BEA Systems, Inc.