Zabbix JMX monitoring

Version 2.0 of Zabbix has a native support to monitor applications using JMX. The actor that monitors the JMX application is a Java daemon called the Zabbix Java gateway. Basically, it works like a gateway. When Zabbix wishes to know the value of a JMX counter, it simply asks the Java gateway, and the gateway will do all the work for Zabbix. All the queries are done using the JMX management API from Oracle.

The Zabbix Java gateway is in the early stages of development, thus providing great functionality but still experiencing some challenges.

The distinguishing characteristic of this method is that the application only needs to be started with the JMX remote console enabled and doesn't need to implement or extend the class ...

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