The Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE) 6 provides comprehensive monitoring and management support for the Java platform.
Java SE 6 includes the following APIs for monitoring and
java.lang.management - Enables monitoring and managing the Java virtual machine and
the underlying operating system. The API enables applications
to monitor themselves and enables JMX-compliant tools to monitor
and manage a virtual machine locally and remotely.
- Sun Microsystems' platform extension to the
java.lang.management API and the management interface for some
other components of the platform.
The Attach API -
Sun Microsystems' platform extension that allows a management agent to be
dynamically loaded into a virtual machine.
The JConsole API -
Sun Microsystems' platform extension that provides a programmatic interface
to access JConsole such as adding a JConsole plugin. JTop is an example
JConsole plugin available at the