Java Management Extensions (JMX)
The Java Management Extensions (JMX) API is a standard API for management and monitoring of resources such as applications, devices, services, and the Java virtual machine. The JMX technology was developed through the Java Community Process (JCP) as Java Specification Request (JSR) 3, Java Management Extensions, and JSR 160, JMX Remote API.
Typical uses of the JMX technology include:
- Consulting and changing application configuration
- Accumulating statistics about application behavior and making them available
- Notifying of state changes and erroneous conditions.
The JMX API includes remote access, so a remote management program can interact with a running application for these purposes.
In addition to the above examples, once you have installed the Java Development Kit (JDK) 6, a sample application that demonstrates a real-life implementation of the JMX API can be found in the following directory:
In the path above,
JDK_HOMEis the directory in which the JDK software is installed. The
jmx-scandirexample is an advanced example, which presents advanced concepts of the JMX API in a real-world scenario.
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