The Java Management Extensions (JMX) API is a standard API for
management and monitoring of resources such as applications,
devices, services, and the Java virtual machine. The JMX technology
was originally developed through the Java Community Process (JCP)
as Java Specification Request (JSR) 3, Java Management Extensions,
and JSR 160, JMX Remote API. The Java Platform, Standard Edition
version 7, contains JMX version 1.4.
Typical uses of the JMX technology include:
Consulting and changing application configuration
Accumulating statistics about application behavior and making
Notifying of state changes and erroneous conditions.
The JMX API includes remote access, so a remote management
program can interact with a running application for these
Overview - This
overview provides an introduction to the JMX technology.
API Reference - Online documentation
for all JMX packages, classes and members of the agent and
instrumentation RI, as generated by the Javadoc tool.
Tutorials and Programming Guides
Tutorial - This tutorial presents some examples of the features
of the JMX technology.
Examples - The JMX reference
implementation contains code examples for different areas of JMX
In addition to the above examples, once you have installed the
Java Development Kit (JDK) 6, a sample application that
demonstrates a real-life implementation of the JMX API can be found
in the following directory:
In the path above, JDK_HOME is the directory
in which the JDK software is installed. The
jmx-scandir example is an advanced example, which
presents advanced concepts of the JMX API in a real-world