1 Introduction and Roadmap

To integrate third-party management systems with the WebLogic Server management system, WebLogic Server provides standards-based interfaces that are fully compliant with the Java Management Extensions (JMX) specification. Software vendors can use these interfaces to monitor WebLogic Server MBeans, to change the configuration of a WebLogic Server domain, and to monitor the distribution (activation) of those changes to all server instances in the domain. While JMX clients can perform all WebLogic Server management functions without using Oracle's proprietary classes, Oracle recommends that remote JMX clients use WebLogic Server protocols (such as T3) to connect to WebLogic Server instances.

This document describes creating JMX clients that monitor and modify WebLogic Server resources.

The following sections describe the contents and organization of this guide—Developing Custom Management Utilities with JMX.

Document Scope and Audience

This document is a resource for software vendors who develop JMX-compatible management systems. It also contains information that is useful for business analysts and system architects who are evaluating WebLogic Server® or considering the use of JMX for a particular application.

It is assumed that the reader is familiar with Java EE and general application management concepts. This document emphasizes a hands-on approach to developing a limited but useful set of JMX management services. For information on applying JMX to a broader set of management problems, refer to the JMX specification or other documents listed in Related Documentation.

Guide to this Document

Related Documentation

The Sun Developer Network includes a Web site that provides links to books, white papers, and additional information on JMX: http://java.sun.com/products/JavaManagement/.

To view the JMX 1.2 specification, download it from http://jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/final/jsr003/index3.html.

To view the JMX Remote API 1.0 specification, download it from http://jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/final/jsr160/index.html.

You can view the API reference for the javax.management* packages from: http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/api/overview-summary.html.

For guidelines on developing other types of management services for WebLogic Server applications, see the following documents:

For guidelines on developing and tuning WebLogic Server applications, see the following documents:

New and Changed Features in This Release

This release of WLS adds the ability to register custom MBeans in the Domain Runtime MBean Server. See Make Local Connections to the Domain Runtime MBean Server, and "Registering Custom MBeans in the Domain Runtime Server" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Developing Manageable Applications With JMX for Oracle WebLogic Server for more information.

For a comprehensive listing of the new WebLogic Server features introduced in this release, see Oracle Fusion Middleware What's New in Oracle WebLogic Server.