Chapter 7. JMX Agent Services

Agent services are MBeans that are distinguished from other MBeans that represent managed resources by the roles they play and functions they provide rather than by the interfaces they support. A service's role may be management oriented; for example, monitoring attribute values is an obvious management-oriented service that is supported in JMX by the monitor agent services described in Chapter 6. Another management-oriented service is a status aggregator that examines the status of a set of related MBeans to determine the status of a higher-level MBean in an application. Alternatively, an agent service may play a more utilitarian role, like the XML service described in Chapter 4 that supports management applications ...

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