A tool, written in the Java Language, uses this API to attach to a target virtual machine (VM) and load its tool agent into the target VM. For example, a management console might have a management agent which it uses to obtain management information from instrumented objects in a Java virtual machine. If the management console is required to manage an application that is running in a virtual machine that does not include the management agent, then this API can be used to attach to the target VM and load the agent.
Class Summary Class Description AttachPermission VirtualMachineA Java virtual machine. VirtualMachineDescriptorDescribes a Java virtual machine.
Exception Summary Exception Description AgentInitializationExceptionThe exception thrown when an agent fails to initialize in the target Java virtual machine. AgentLoadExceptionThe exception thrown when an agent cannot be loaded into the target Java virtual machine. AttachNotSupportedException AttachOperationFailedExceptionException type to signal that an attach operation failed in the target VM.