Another great tool for those working with the Service Integration Bus is now available on alphaWorks. The Service Integration Bus Performance tool (written by David Granshaw who leads the Service Integration Bus Performance team in Hursley) provides an SWT front-end to all of the WebSphere Application Server PMI statistics that are relevant to messaging performance. When you start the tool and point it at a server and messaging engine, it selects a useful set of default statistics. You can then use the configuration menu to select additional statistics with an indication given of the level of performance impact of doing so. Best of all (at least for someone as forgetful as me) is that when you close the tool it turns off the PMI stats before shutting down.