JMX monitoring

What is JMX monitoring?

JMX monitoring leverages Java Management Extensions (JMX) technology to collect metrics on the health and performance of a Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Through JMX monitoring, you can monitor and manage the performance of applications, devices, and services that run on JVMs—or resources that are represented as Managed Beans (MBeans).

To achieve an optimal JVM configuration, you can use JMX monitoring to examine resource usage and performance metrics such as heap memory usage, CPU utilization, and thread count. You can leverage built-in management utilities and other JVM profiling tools to gather and view metrics on your JVMs, Java application servers, and Java applications to diagnose and resolve performance issues and improve resource usage efficiency.

Dynatrace Java monitoring lets you see the top contributors for response time, failure rate and CPU consumption.

Gain deeper insight into Java application behavior with JMX monitoring

Developers, performance engineers, and system administrators can use JConsole, VisualVM, and other JVM profiling and JMX monitoring tools to query data from MBeans and gain deeper insight into the behavior of Java applications and servers. The problem with many JMX monitoring tools, however, is that they can be difficult to use and limited in scope. They can be useful for memory leak detection or Java troubleshooting in development but are generally not suitable for production environments due to the added performance overhead.

This is where APM tools can be a lifesaver. APM tools that support Java application and JVM monitoring enable you to leverage JMX monitoring for applications in production while making use of powerful capabilities like automated application topology mapping, server and network monitoring, and root cause analysis. With the right APM tool, you can troubleshoot and optimize the performance of your Java application and underlying infrastructure faster and with a great deal less effort.

Dynatrace shows you Java system performance metrics like CPU, responsiveness, memory, and worker processes.

Deep-dive application monitoring plus digital experience insight

Dynatrace is an innovative deep-dive application monitoring and digital experience performance management platform that gives you superior visibility into your applications—whether in your data center, on the web, or on mobile devices—and your users. Dynatrace supports the widest range of technologies and performance engineering use cases including JMX monitoring, Linux performance monitoring, and PHP troubleshooting.

What is digital experience? Digital experience is the impressions users have when interacting with a website or other type of digital platform. In addition to application performance management, Dynatrace offers integrated real user and synthetic monitoring to help you investigate and optimize the digital experience of your web applications, mobile apps, and streaming and cloud services.

With Dynatrace, you get quick and easy access to Java performance metrics right out of the box via intuitive, preconfigured dashboards. Dynatrace employs our patented OneAgent technology to collect metrics for your Java-based processes (JVM metrics, garbage collection metrics, busy and idle threads, custom JMX metrics, response time, throughput, and more) and our unique Smartscape technology to discover and map all components and dependencies in your service delivery landscape.

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