JSRs: Java Specification Requests
JSR 3: JavaTM Management Extensions (JMXTM) Specification
JCP version in use: 2.9
Java Specification Participation Agreement version in use: 2.0
The JMXTM specification will provide a management architecture, APIs and services for building Web-based, distributed, dynamic and modular solutions to manage Java enabled resources.
Expert Group Transparency:
Note that this JSR was completed under JCP 2.1 and moved to JCP 2.6 in Maintenance.
Specification Lead: Hinkmond Wong
E-Mail Address: hinkmond.wong
Telephone Number: +1 408 276 7618
Fax Number: -The Maintenance Lead has provided the public Issue list and communications channel for feedback.
Telephone: +46 8 506 309 00
Section 1: Identification
Sun Microsystems Consumer & Embedded Embedded System Software Group Director and General Manager: Jean Pierre Baudouin (firstname.lastname@example.org) Engineering manager: Dave Hendricks (dave.hendricks@france,sun.com) Marketing manager: Philippe Lalande (email@example.com)
Endorsers of the JSR:
BullSoft Computer Associates Exide Electronics Jyra Research Lumos Tibco Tivoli
Section 2: Request
- Target Java Platform All platforms: Full Java, Personal Java and Embedded Java JMAPI will make it possible to add manageability to Java enabled equipment, from webphones and set-top boxes to network devices and servers. - Needs of Java Community Addressed The Java Community needs a universal and modular Java management foundation which addresses the following requirements: + Allow rapid development of Java management solutions for the following markets: consumer, enterprise computing, telecommunications and datacommunications. + Provide a component-based architecture that scales from small footprint devices to large telecom switches. + Allow for portability of management applications, by supporting multiple hardware environments, protocols, information models, databases... + Allow for dynamic upgrade of management capabilities. + Provide integration with legacy management systems. - Why need not already addressed No universal Java management foundation exists yet. The previous JMAPI draft has not reached the Specification stage and does not address the following market requirements: + Integration of the new trends for third generation Web-based distributed management. + Leveraging of up-to-date Java technology like JavaBeans and Jini. + Integration with legacy or non-Java environments (such as SNMP and CIM/WBEM). - Specification to be developed JMAPI 2.0 will provide a management architecture, APIs and services for building Web-based, distributed, dynamic and modular solutions to manage Java enabled resources. The JMAPI architecture will be applicable to the creation of smart Java agents and management applications, and can also be integrated into legacy management solutions. JMAPI 2.0 will strongly leverage an existing product, and hence should lead in the short term to a mature Specification and to the availability of a commercial implementation. - Underlying technologies The JMAPI Specification will leverage the Java Dynamic Management Kit technology. This product provides a core management framework which is a repository of Java Management Beans. Basically any Java bean can be registered in the framework and then expose management capabilities. Management operations can be performed either: + locally, from the same VM, or + from a remote VM, or + from a remote non-Java management application or browser. This product also provides a set of core distributed management services that can be deployed in manager, agent or agent/manager applications. - Proposed package names JMAPI APIs and services will be divided into: + a set of mandatory services, which any conformant implementation will be required to implement. We propose to group all these services under the following package name: javax.management.core + a set of optional services, which any conformant implementation might choose or not to implement. We propose to define each of these services as a package named after the following scheme: javax.management.
Section 3: Contributions
- Existing documents, specifications, implementations & How they might be used + "Java Dynamic Management Kit - A white paper" + "Java Dynamic Management Kit 3.0 Programming guide" These two documents can be leveraged as a description of the concepts and architecture of the underlying technology, as well as a description of the core management services. + "Java Dynamic Management Kit 3.0 Reference Manual" This document can be used as a initial input to the definition of the APIs. + "Java Dynamic Management Kit 3.0" The product implementation will be leveraged to deliver the reference implementation. The next major release of the product will be JMAPI compliant and will provide a first commercial implementation of the Specification. + The test suite of Java Dynamic Management Kit 3.0 will be leveraged to deliver the Compatibility Test Suite.