This chapter includes the following sections:
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.
This document is organized as follows:
This chapter, Chapter 1, "Introduction and Roadmap," describes the scope and organization of this guide.
Chapter 2, "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.
The Sun Developer Network includes a Web site that provides links to books, white papers, and additional information on JMX:
To view the JMX 1.2 specification and API documentation, download it from
To view the JMX Remote API 1.0 specification and API documentation, download it from
For guidelines on developing other types of management services for WebLogic Server applications, see the following documents:
Using WebLogic Logging Services for Application Logging describes WebLogic support for internationalization and localization of log messages, and shows you how to use the templates and tools provided with WebLogic Server to create or edit message catalogs that are locale-specific.
Configuring and Using the WebLogic Diagnostic Framework describes how system administrators can collect application monitoring data that has not been exposed through JMX, logging, or other management facilities.
For guidelines on developing and tuning WebLogic Server applications, see the following documents:
For a comprehensive listing of the new WebLogic Server features introduced in this release, see What's New in Oracle WebLogic Server.