Overview of the JMX Agent

The JMX Agent provides administrative and operational monitoring along with additional functionality such as health monitoring. You can use the JMX Agent to perform the following management tasks:
  • View the distributed system and its settings.
  • View distributed system members.
  • View and modify configuration attributes.
  • View runtime system and application statistics.
  • View a cache region and its attributes and statistics.
  • Monitor the health of a GemFire system and its components.

The JMX Agent should be run as a separate distributed system member. The JMX Agent manages only a single distributed system. The JMX Agent uses connectors specified by JMX Remote v1.0. For information on JMX, see http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/tech/javamanagement-140525.html.