Java Dynamic Management Kit 5.0 Tutorial

Creating and Unregistering MBeans in the Agent

We use the createMBean method to instantiate and register an object from its class name. This class must already be available in the agent application's classpath, or you can use the createMBean method that takes the name of a class loader (see M-Let Loading From a Manager for more details).

Example 10–4 Creating and Unregistering an MBean Remotely

private void doWithoutProxyExample(String mbeanName) {

    try {

        // build the MBean ObjectName instance
        ObjectName mbeanObjectName = null;
        String domain = connectorClient.getDefaultDomain();
        mbeanObjectName = new ObjectName( domain + ":type=" + mbeanName );

        // create and register an MBean in the MBeanServer of the agent
        echo("\nCurrent MBean count in the agent = "+
        echo("\n>>> CREATE the " + mbeanName +
             " MBean in the MBeanServer of the agent:");
        String mbeanClassName = mbeanName;

        ObjectInstance mbeanObjectInstance =
        connectorClient.createMBean( mbeanClassName, mbeanObjectName );

        echo("\tMBEAN CLASS NAME      = " +
             mbeanObjectInstance.getClassName() );
        echo("\tMBEAN OBJECT NAME     = " +
             mbeanObjectInstance.getObjectName() );
        echo("\nCurrent MBean count in the agent = "+
             connectorClient.getMBeanCount() );

        [...] // Retrieve MBeanInfo and access the MBean (see below)

        // unregister the MBean from the agent 
        echo("\n>>> UNREGISTERING the "+ mbeanName +" MBean");
            mbeanObjectInstance.getObjectName() );


    } catch (Exception e) {

Example 10–4 shows the use of other calls to the remote agent, such as getDefaultDomain and getMBeanCount that have the same purpose as in an agent application.