Slides for my "Tools-in-Action" Talk @ Devoxx 2014
The source code for the demos can be found at http://ro14nd.de/talks/2014/devoxx/jolokia-devoxx-2014-demo.tgz
The evolution of the Java Management Extensions (JMX) has stalled. Its fossilisation started some years ago but although JMX's future is more than unclear, it is still present in every JVM out there. However, JMX is not without severe issues in a polyglot world with regard to remote access. Jolokia is an open source project which provides an easy HTTP access to JMX not only for Java clients.
Originally intended as backbone for lightweight Nagios monitoring, Jolokia is nowadays used as a general purpose management API adopted by platforms such as ActiveMQ or Spring XD and used by HTML5 consoles like hawt.io.
This talk gives a detailed overview of Jolokia and its architecture. Jolokia uses an agent based approach where multiple variants with support for many platforms are available. In addition to standard JMX operations, Jolokia provides unique features like bulk requests or policy based security.
A live sneak preview of the forthcoming Jolokia 2.0 release finally completes this session.