PingFederate provides the following mechanisms for obtaining resource metrics:

  • JMX - Ping recommends using JMX MBeans because this method provides a more comprehensive set of resource metric counters for analyzing performance. Several tools are available for collecting and analyzing data from JMX MBeans, including many security information and event management (SIEM) tools, like Splunk.
  • Heartbeat endpoint - For information about enabling and customizing heartbeat message reporting, see Liveliness and responsiveness.

Monitoring discusses the JConsole monitoring tool that is included with the Java SE platform. For more information about the Comprehensive JConsole, see Troubleshoot with the JConsole Tool in the Oracle JDK documentation and The Java Monitoring and Management Console (jconsole) in the OpenJDK documentation.