Chapter 1. Getting Started

This chapter will give you step-by-step instructions to writing a managed bean (MBean). It will also show you how to deploy the MBean to an agent. If you have no previous knowledge of the JMX specification or MBeans, you should take the time to read through the chapter. However, if you are already familiar with the MBean concept and the JMX API, feel free to use this chapter as a review and just quickly glance through it.

In the following examples, both the Sun JMX Reference Implementation and the IBM Tivoli JMX Implementation are used. Two different implementations are used to illustrate the portability of the MBeans across the implementations ...

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