Friday, June 7, 2002 04:56 AM
What type of clients are you looking for: web clients? stand-alone clients? SNMP clients?
JMX allows for generic clients that don't assume anything on the underlying MBeans; the client can discover the management interfaces by querying the server. Some clients no doubt assume that certain MBeans are present in the server, and assume specific management operations and attributes exist on these MBeans.
With JMX adaptors existing management clients can invoke MBeans as well, see for example how SNMP adaptors allow SNMP clients to manipulate MBeans.
Author of "JMX: Managing J2EE with Java Management Extensions"