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J2EE is rapidly becoming an established platform for deploying long-running business-critical applications. As the number of J2EE applications grows and their importance increases, a standard way to manage J2EE servers and applications is becoming a key requirement. Java Management Extensions (JMX) provide a pure Java management infrastructure that can be used for all Java-based software. BEA WebLogic's support for JMX comes in not only providing a JMX implementation, but in basing all of its key administration and management features on this standard. The administration and management features of WebLogic are now extensible ­ open to both developers and third-party tool integrations. There are obvious benefits in improved and extensible administration, but J2EE application developers still face several questions: What exactly does JMX provide and how is it likely ... (more)

Exploring WebLogic JMX Part 2

The Java Management Extensions (JMX) API provides a standard way of adding management capabilities to Java applications. BEA WebLogic 6.1 provides a full implementation of the JMX 1.0 specification, with all of its management features based on the JMX standard. As a result, the management capabilities in WLS are open and extensible, which makes it easy to build specialized management utilities for applications deployed on WLS. In Part 1 of this series (WLDJ, Vol. 1, issue 4), we saw how JMX represents manageable resources as Managed Beans (MBeans), and provides a set of APIs for... (more)