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Mycila JMX

This small project enables to export your classes easily through JMX.

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1. Annotations

  • @JmxBean: mark a class to be exported to JMX and set its name
  • @JmxMethod: export a method
  • @JmxProperty: export a bean property (getter/setter) and specify its access writes
  • @JmxField: export a field to JMX and specify its access writes
  • @JmxMetric: export a JMX metric, its name and unit (counter or gauge)

2. Dynamic naming

A bean can implement the interface JmxSelfNaming to return the its ObjectName

3. How to use

Supposing you have annotated your class like this

public final class MyService {

    private String name;

    private int internalField = 10;

    public String getName() { return name; }

    public void setName(String name) { = name; }

    @JmxMethod(parameters = {@JmxParam(value = "number", description = "put a big number please !")})
    void increment(int n) {
        internalField += n;

Then create an exporter which will be able to export your beans:

MycilaJmxExporter exporter = new MycilaJmxExporter();

And export your service:


4. JmxMetadataAssembler

JmxMetadataAssembler are implementations which describes the exportable members of a class and how to export them. Several implementation exist:

  • PublicMetadataAssembler: when beans are registered, only public methods, properties and fields are exported
  • AnnotationMetadataAssembler: when beans are registered, only annotated methods, properties and fields are exported
  • CustomMetadataAssembler: you can specify which members are exported. This class can be useful if you only need to export just some members and if you do not have access to the source code of the class to export


CustomMetadataAssembler assembler = new CustomMetadataAssembler()
    .addAttribute(MyClass.class, "myRWField")
    .addProperty(MyClass.class, "myProperty")
    .addOperation(MyClass.class, "goMethod");

You will be able to find other examples in the Unit Tests

5. Mycile Guice Integration

When using the service discovery feature of [Mycile Guice] ( (Google Guice extensions) JMX annoteated beans are automatically discovered and exported

6. Tools alpha


Easily expose your classes in JMX through annotations






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