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 originally developed through the Java Community Process (JCP) as Java Specification Request (JSR) 3, Java Management Extensions, and JSR 160, JMX Remote API. The Java Platform, Standard Edition version 7, contains JMX version 1.4.

Typical uses of the JMX technology include:

The JMX API includes remote access, so a remote management program can interact with a running application for these purposes.


API Specification

Tutorials and Programming Guides

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_HOME is the directory in which the JDK software is installed. The jmx-scandir example is an advanced example, which presents advanced concepts of the JMX API in a real-world scenario.

API Enhancements

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