1 Introduction and Roadmap

This chapter describes the contents and audience for this guide—Developing Java EE Management Applications for Oracle WebLogic Server.

This chapter includes the following sections:

Document Scope and Audience

This document is a resource for software developers who develop management services for Java EE applications and 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.

The information in this document is relevant during the design and development phases of a software project. The document does not address production phase administration, monitoring, or performance tuning topics. For links to WebLogic Server documentation and resources for these topics, see Related Documentation.

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

This document is organized as follows:

  • This chapter, Introduction and Roadmap, describes the scope and organization of this guide.

  • Using the Java EE Management APIs, introduces JMX and describes common ways to use it in conjunction with other WebLogic Server management features and describes WebLogic-specific extensions to JSR 77.

Related Documentation

Oracle has a Web site that provides links to books, white papers, and additional information on JMX: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/tech/javamanagement-140525.html.

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

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

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