This book follows the organization of the The Java Tutorial. Each major part covers a subject and each chapter covers a topic within that subject.
Part I: “Instrumentation Using MBeans” shows various ways of making a resource manageable, using standard MBeans, dynamic MBeans, model MBeans and open MBeans.
Part II: “Agent Applications” demonstrates the functionality of the MBean server at the heart of an agent.
Part III: “Remote Management Applications” covers how the Java DMK simplifies how a distant manager can access the resources in an agent.
Part IV: “Agent Services” demonstrates the various kinds of management intelligence that can be dynamically added to an agent.
Part V: “SNMP Interoperability” shows how Java agents can also implement SNMP agent, how to write and managers, how to implement SNMP security mechanisms, including SNMPv3 security, and how to implement an SNMP master agent