Java and JMX: Building Manageable Systems

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Addison-Wesley Professional, 2003 - Computers - 562 pages
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Java is now used with increasing frequency to develop mission-critical applications. Using Java Management Extensions (JMX) is the key to managing those applications. As JMX is increasingly accepted into the fields of embedded systems, enterprise systems, and telephony, it is clear that all Java developers will encounter JMX before long.

Java and JMX: Building Manageable Systems is the definitive guide to JMX, combining an introduction to the technology with extensive coverage that will make this book a favorite reference. Much more than just an explanation of the JMX specifications, this book can drastically reduce a reader's JMX learning curve by explaining how to develop management requirements and apply JMX to them. The book's coverage includes:

  • A management primer for Java programmers and architects
  • A historical perspective on the evolution of JMX and its relation to other management standards, including SNMP, CIM/WBEM, TMN, and CMIP
  • Development of JMX Manageable Resources with Standard and Dynamic MBeans
  • Development with Model MBeans as customizable generic instrumentation using both the JMX APIs and XML files
  • MBeanServer, including the MBean registry and object naming scheme, the generic MBean interface, and the query mechanism
  • JMX Monitors and Notifications
  • MBeanServer Services including the timer, relationship, and dynamic loading, along with custom services for XML services, HTTP adapters, RMI connectors, and security exposures and permissions
  • JMX best practices, including deployment patterns, instrumentation patterns, federation patterns, and best practices
  • JMX integration into J2EE and the JSR077 management models in J2EE 1.4
  • Using JMX to manage Web services from the perspective of service providers, registry providers, and users

Written with an unparalleled degree of in-the-trenches familiarity and full of practical examples and working sample code, Java and JMX is a must-have introduction, technological guide, and reference for Java architects and developers.


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About the author (2003)

Heather Kreger was the original JMX evangelist at IBM. A founding member of the JMX expert group, she personally contributed ModelMBeans to the JMX specification and is currently applying management to Web services technologies.

Ward Harold is the lead architect for Tivoli's implementation of JMX, TMX4J. He is a member of the current JMX expert group.

Leigh Williamson led the design and implementation of the WebSphere Version 5 new administrative architecture.

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