Java SE 6 Monitoring and Management Enhancements

Monitoring and Management API Enhancements

The Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) provides an API to allow you to monitor and manage the Java Virtual Machine (Java VM) and other applications, in the package java.lang.management.

The Java SE 6 platform includes the following enhancements to this API.

JConsole Enhancements

The Java SE platform provides a graphical monitoring tool called JConsole. The JConsole tool implements the Java Management Extensions (JMX) API and enables you to monitor the performance of a Java VM and any instrumented applications. Introduced in J2SE 5.0, JConsole became an officially supported feature of Java SE 6.

Some of the enhancements that have been made to the JConsole tool between these two releases are as follows.

Out-of-the-Box Remote Management Enhancements

The Java Java VM has built-in instrumentation that enables you to monitor and manage it using the JMX technology. These built-in management utilities are often referred to as out-of-the-box management tools for the Java VM. The following enhancement has been made to the out-of-the-box management utilities in this release.


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