Chapter 2. Introduction to JMX[1]

The Java Management Extensions (JMX) specification[2] defines a Java optional package for J2SE[3] that provides a management architecture and API set that will allow any Java technology–based or accessible resource to be inherently manageable. By using JMX, you can manage Java technology resources. You can also use Java technology and JMX to manage resources that are already managed by other technologies, such as SNMP[4] and CIM/WBEM.[5]

JMX introduces a JavaBeans model for representing the manageability of resources. The core of JMX is the simple, yet sophisticated and extensible, management agent for your Java Virtual Machine (JVM) that can accommodate communication with private or acquired enterprise management ...

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