The Metric Browser shows the MBean types, currently registered and active instances of those types, and metrics (run-time MBean attribute containing metric data) for the selected server. By default, the Metric Browser displays this information only for MBean types that have currently active instances and metric attributes.
When you hover the cursor above an item displayed in the Metric Browser, a note window is displayed to provide details. For information, see Display summary notes about metrics and charts.
To display and select items in the Metric Browser:
For details, see Select the server to monitor.
If an MBean type has no registered instances, the name of the MBean type appears in a gray, italic font. If no instances are registered, the Instances and Metrics list boxes are empty.
The set of all currently registered instances of the selected MBean type are displayed in the Instances list box.
The list of MBean instances is constrained to only those that have the selected metric.
After you finish
To select a metric to be added to a chart, you must first select the specific MBean instance to which the metric corresponds. Once the MBean instance has been selected, the metrics for that instance are available to be added to the chart. For information, see Add metrics to a chart.