Jolokia is a JMX-HTTP bridge giving an alternative to JSR-160 connectors. It is an agent based approach with support for many platforms. In addition to basic JMX operations it enhances JMX remoting with unique features like bulk requests or fine grained security policies.
To create a working directory, follow these steps on a POSIX system:
git clone git://github.com/jhermann/jmx4py.git cd jmx4py ./bootstrap.py clean full local . ./bin/activate
Note that an already activated Python virtualenv is used for the project, otherwise a new one is created locally. In either case necessary tools are then installed into the chosen virtualenv. See the bootstrap script for details.
A similar procedure should work on Windows, but is not yet tested (reports welcome):
git clone git://github.com/jhermann/jmx4py.git cd jmx4py python bootstrap.py clean full local
Then you can explore the API by simply issuing the following command:
For that to suceed, you must also have a working Java + Maven environment, since a small test application is built and then started in the background, so you can work against a live JVM.
TODO: setup.py install / pip install / virtualenv install
jmx4py offers the following command line tools... TODO
For using jmx4py from Python, consult the API documentation available at TODO
Known Limitations and Issues
- The API is subject to change for 0.x, until enough practical experience is gained
- Only Jolokia 1.0 and up (Protocol v6) is supported
- GET requests aren't supported
- Bulk requests aren't supported
- Python 2.6 is used for development and continuous integration, Python 2.7 should work, Python 2.5 MIGHT work