You can gain deeper visibility into the health of Java applications by instrumenting application services.

The vCenter Hyperic agent can auto-discover and manage Java application services via Model MBeans that adhere to a specified ObjectName naming convention and expose a specified set of service data. This enables deeper visibility into application health: you can monitor application services along with the hosting application server and its internal services.

Note

Although instrumentation provides deeper visibility into Java application health, it is not required for application monitoring.