The JMX technology provides the tools for building distributed, Web-based, modular and dynamic solutions for managing and monitoring devices, applications, and service-driven networks. By design, this standard is suitable for adapting legacy systems, implementing new management and monitoring solutions, and plugging into those of the future.
Starting with the J2SE platform 5.0, JMX technology is included in the Java SE platform. Please see the JMX documentation for the J2SE 5.0 and Java SE 6 platforms.
The third early access release of JSR 262, Web Services Connector for JMX Agents is now available for download.