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How to create a Health Policy in WebSphere

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Health Policy is a feature of WebSphere that let's you configure certain actions that can be triggered when a certain condition is met.  As an example, a health policy can be created to restart a cluster that has not been restarted for 7 days. Or, a heap dump can be created when a memory leak has been detected. 

  1. In the left panel of the WebSphere admin console, select Operational policies Health policy.
  2. Select New.
  3. Give your Health Policy a name, select one of the following conditions, and select Next.
  • Age-based condition (do something once every  x seconds, minutes, days, weeks, month, years)
  • Excessive request timeout condition
  • Excessive response time condition
  • Memory condition: excessive memory usage
  • Memory condition: memory leak
  • Storm drain condition (do something when an application has a significantly decreased response time)
  • Workload condition (clean up memory and cache when workload is high)
  • Garbage collection percentage condition
  1. Based on the condition you selected, follow the prompts to create the action.

In this example, the Age-based condition health policy in Supervised mode is created.

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