Simple JMX Java Library to help with the publishing of objects using JMX and the web
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Simple Java JMX

This package provides some Java classes to help with the publishing of objects using JMX.

Enjoy, Gray Watson

Little Sample Program

Here's a little sample program to help you get started.

Publishing JMX Beans over HTTP for Web Browser

SimpleJMX also contains a simple web-server handler that uses Jetty so that you can access JMX information from a web browser or other web client using the JmxWebServer class. To use this class you need to provide a Jetty version in your dependency list or classpath. You just need to add the following code to your application startup.

// start a web server for exposing jmx beans listing on port 8080
JmxWebServer jmxWebServer = new JmxWebServer(8080);

For more details, see the web server sample program.

Sample Jmx Code

First we create a server either as a wrapper around the default mbean server running in the JVM or one that listens on it's own port.

// create a new JMX server listening on a specific port
JmxServer jmxServer = new JmxServer(JMX_PORT);
// NOTE: you could also use the platform mbean server:
// JmxServer jmxServer = new JmxServer(ManagementFactory.getPlatformMBeanServer());

// start the server

// create the object we will be exposing with JMX
RuntimeCounter counter = new RuntimeCounter();
// register our object
// shutdown our server

Here's the class we are publishing via the server. The class is annotated with @JmxResource to define the bean name. The fields and get/set methods are annotated to show attributes (@JmxAttributeField, @JmxAttributeMethod). Other methods can be annotated with @JmxOperation to expose them as operations.

@JmxResource(domainName = "j256")
public class RuntimeCounter {
	private long startMillis = System.currentTimeMillis();
	// we can annotate fields directly to be published, isReadible defaults to true
	@JmxAttributeField(description = "Show runtime in seconds", isWritable = true)
	private boolean showSeconds;
	// we can annotate getter methods
	@JmxAttributeMethod(description = "Run time in seconds or milliseconds")
	public long getRunTime() {
		long diffMillis = System.currentTimeMillis() - startMillis;
		return diffMillis / (showSeconds ? 1 : 1000);
	// this is an operation that shows up in the operations tab in jconsole.
	@JmxOperation(description = "Reset our start time to the current millis")
	public String resetStartTime() {
		startMillis = System.currentTimeMillis();
		return "Timer has been reset to current millis";

ChangeLog Release Notes

See the ChangeLog.txt file.