RTI is available as a stand-alone tool or integrated with the JBoss Operations Network (JBoss ON) Plugin Architecture, which drops into your existing monitoring framework. Either way, no additional firewall exceptions, agents or tools are required. The RTI monitoring logic runs within the same process as your middleware, and saves all its data directly to local disks.
In a standalone configuration, the RTI Console connects directly to each monitored platform and pulls back only the data you need, as shown below:
RTI Direct-Connect Architecture
When RTI is directly connected, developers and technical staff can use the Eclipse-based RTI console to download and analyze both lightweight profiling and deep dive tracing data gathered by each RTI collector.
With JBoss ON, RTI monitors JBoss, Tomcat and Fuse, and reports performance, which is directly added to the existing repository. In this case, the RTI Console need only connect to the JBoss ON Server, which makes all its known platforms available.
RTI Architecture with JBoss Operations Network
When integrated with JBoss Operations network, users have access to everything available in the Direct setup, and additionally have access to data collected and managed by JBoss Operations Network.
Furthermore, users have two choices for viewing and analyzing RTI Performance Data: