10.7.8.2. Configure the Transaction Manager

You can configure the Transaction Manager (TM) using the web-based Management Console or the command-line Management CLI. For each command or option given, the assumption is made that you are running JBoss EAP 6 as a Managed Domain. If you use a Standalone Server or you want to modify a different profile than default, you may need to modify the steps and commands in the following ways.

Notes about the Example Commands

  • For the Management Console, the default profile is the one which is selected when you first log into the console. If you need to modify the Transaction Manager's configuration in a different profile, select your profile instead of default, in each instruction.
    Similarly, substitute your profile for the default profile in the example CLI commands.
  • If you use a Standalone Server, only one profile exists. Ignore any instructions to choose a specific profile. In CLI commands, remove the /profile=default portion of the sample commands.

Note

In order for the TM options to be visible in the Management Console or Management CLI, the transactions subsystem must be enabled. It is enabled by default, and required for many other subsystems to function properly, so it is very unlikely that it would be disabled.
Configure the TM Using the Management Console

To configure the TM using the web-based Management Console, select the Runtime tab from the list in the upper left side of the Management Console screen. If you use a managed domain, you have the choice of several profiles. Choose the correct one from the Profile selection box at the upper right of the Profiles screen. Expand the Container menu and select Transactions.

Most options are shown in the Transaction Manager configuration page. The Recovery options are hidden by default. Click the Recovery header to expand them. Click the Edit button to edit any of the options. Changes take effect immediately.
Click the Need Help? label to display in-line help text.
Configure the TM using the Management CLI

In the Management CLI, you can configure the TM using a series of commands. The commands all begin with /profile=default/subsystem=transactions/ for a managed domain with profile default, or /subsystem=transactions for a Standalone Server.

Table 10.13. TM Configuration Options

Option Description CLI Command
Enable Statistics
Whether to enable transaction statistics. These statistics can be viewed in the Management Console in the Subsystem Metrics section of the Runtime tab.
/profile=default/subsystem=transactions/:write-attribute(name=enable-statistics,value=true)
Enable TSM Status
Whether to enable the transaction status manager (TSM) service, which is used for out-of-process recovery.
/profile=default/subsystem=transactions/:write-attribute(name=enable-tsm-status,value=false)
Default Timeout
The default transaction timeout. This defaults to 300 seconds. You can override this programmatically, on a per-transaction basis.
/profile=default/subsystem=transactions/:write-attribute(name=default-timeout,value=300)
Path
The relative or absolute filesystem path where the transaction manager core stores data. By default the value is a path relative to the value of the relative-to attribute.
/profile=default/subsystem=transactions/:write-attribute(name=path,value=var)
Relative To
References a global path configuration in the domain model. The default value is the data directory for JBoss EAP 6, which is the value of the property jboss.server.data.dir, and defaults to EAP_HOME/domain/data/ for a Managed Domain, or EAP_HOME/standalone/data/ for a Standalone Server instance. The value of the path TM attribute is relative to this path. Use an empty string to disable the default behavior and force the value of the path attribute to be treated as an absolute path.
/profile=default/subsystem=transactions/:write-attribute(name=relative-to,value=jboss.server.data.dir)
Object Store Path
A relative or absolute filesystem path where the TM object store stores data. By default relative to the object-store-relative-to parameter's value.
/profile=default/subsystem=transactions/:write-attribute(name=object-store-path,value=tx-object-store)
Object Store Path Relative To
References a global path configuration in the domain model. The default value is the data directory for JBoss EAP 6, which is the value of the property jboss.server.data.dir, and defaults to EAP_HOME/domain/data/ for a Managed Domain, or EAP_HOME/standalone/data/ for a Standalone Server instance. The value of the path TM attribute is relative to this path. Use an empty string to disable the default behavior and force the value of the path attribute to be treated as an absolute path.
/profile=default/subsystem=transactions/:write-attribute(name=object-store-relative-to,value=jboss.server.data.dir)
Socket Binding
Specifies the name of the socket binding used by the Transaction Manager for recovery and generating transaction identifiers, when the socket-based mechanism is used. Refer to process-id-socket-max-ports for more information on unique identifier generation. Socket bindings are specified per server group in the Server tab of the Management Console.
/profile=default/subsystem=transactions/:write-attribute(name=socket-binding,value=txn-recovery-environment)
Status Socket Binding
Specifies the socket binding to use for the Transaction Status manager.
/profile=default/subsystem=transactions/:write-attribute(name=status-socket-binding,value=txn-status-manager)
Recovery Listener
Whether or not the Transaction Recovery process should listen on a network socket. Defaults to false.
/profile=default/subsystem=transactions/:write-attribute(name=recovery-listener,value=false)
The following options are for advanced use and can only be modified using the Management CLI. Be cautious when changing them from the default configuration. Contact Red Hat Global Support Services for more information.

Table 10.14. Advanced TM Configuration Options

Option Description CLI Command
jts
Whether to use Java Transaction Service (JTS) transactions. Defaults to false, which uses JTA transactions only.
/profile=default/subsystem=transactions/:write-attribute(name=jts,value=false)
node-identifier
The node identifier for the JTS service. This should be unique per JTS service, because the Transaction Manager uses this for recovery.
/profile=default/subsystem=transactions/:write-attribute(name=node-identifier,value=1)
process-id-socket-max-ports
The Transaction Manager creates a unique identifier for each transaction log. Two different mechanisms are provided for generating unique identifiers: a socket-based mechanism and a mechanism based on the process identifier of the process.
In the case of the socket-based identifier, a socket is opened and its port number is used for the identifier. If the port is already in use, the next port is probed, until a free one is found. The process-id-socket-max-ports represents the maximum number of sockets the TM will try before failing. The default value is 10.
/profile=default/subsystem=transactions/:write-attribute(name=process-id-socket-max-ports,value=10)
process-id-uuid
Set to true to use the process identifier to create a unique identifier for each transaction. Otherwise, the socket-based mechanism is used. Defaults to true. Refer to process-id-socket-max-ports for more information.
/profile=default/subsystem=transactions/:write-attribute(name=process-id-uuid,value=true)
use-hornetq-store
Use HornetQ's journaled storage mechanisms instead of file-based storage, for the transaction logs. This is disabled by default, but can improve I/O performance. It is not recommended for JTS transactions on separate Transaction Managers. .
/profile=default/subsystem=transactions/:write-attribute(name=use-hornetq-store,value=false)