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From Emmanuel Bernard <>
Subject Re: Central piece: to JMX or not to JMX
Date Thu, 07 Aug 2003 21:17:28 GMT
Alex Blewitt wrote:

> I don't believe that a J2EE server should be the /central/ piece, 
> though it should obviously be a main piece.
> One approach would be to configure various services with JMX, which 
> leads to the question: should components be built on top of JMX, or 
> should an interface be provided to control via JMX? My preference 
> would be (initially) for the latter; although projects like JBoss are 
> built on top of JMX I'm not sure it's necessary (or even desirable) to 
> depend on JMX directly. (ApacheJ2EE hasA JMX interface, not ApacheJ2EE 
> isA JMX interface).
> I think a micro-kernel architecture for setting up the server and 
> configuring the various pieces is probably a good idea though, and 
> that should be the central piece. The other components can then sit on 
> top of that:
> + GeronimoKernel
> |-- GeronimoJNDIService
> |-- GeronimoEJBContainer
> |-- GeronimoWebContainer (maybe an interface to plug in Tomcat etc)
> |-- GeronimoSecurityService

See the Geronimo and avalon thread,. The Geronimo Kernel you talk of  
sounds like an avalon framework implementation

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