1 Introduction and Roadmap

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

The following sections describe the contents and organization of this guide—Developing Custom Management Utilities Using JMX for Oracle WebLogic Server.

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 Oracle Technology Network includes 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.

WebLogic Server supports JMX 1.4 by leveraging the JMX implementation in the JDK on which it is running. To view the JMX 1.4 specification, download it from http://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/technotes/guides/jmx/

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://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/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

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