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Douglas Campos edited this page Jan 24, 2011 · 1 revision

This page shows an example of using the Java JMX packages directly from Ruby, but there are two gems which exist to make using JMX must less painful. Consider using these packages before you break down and code this stuff by hand:

This code snippet shows how to access ActiveMQ's Dead Letter Queue (DLQ):

 require 'java'
 import java.rmi.MarshalledObject
 import java.rmi.registry.LocateRegistry
 # Connect to the JNDI lookup server
 registry = LocateRegistry.get_registry("localhost", 1099) 
 # List available RMI objects
 names = registry.list
 puts 'Available RMI objects:'
 p names.to_a
 # Fetch a remote proxy to the JMX RMI object
 remote = registry.lookup("jmxrmi")
 puts "Got remote JMX object: #{remote.inspect}"
 con = remote.new_client nil
 puts "Got connection: #{con.inspect}"
 # List JMX domains
 domains = con.get_domains nil
 puts "Found domains:"
 p domains.to_a
 # List available MBeans
 mbeans = con.query_names nil, nil, nil
 puts 'Available MBeans:'
 mbean_names ={|n| n.to_s}.sort
 puts mbean_names.join("\n")
 # Find the dead letter queue in ActiveMQ 
 queue = mbean_names.find{|n| n =~ /org.apache.activemq.*Type=Queue.*Destination=ActiveMQ.DLQ/}
 if queue
   puts 'Found ActiveMQ DLQ:'
   p queue
   puts "Purging DLQ"
   name =
   res = con.invoke name, 'purge',, nil, nil
   puts "Result from purge: #{res.inspect}"
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