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From "Erik B. Craig" <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Moving the Monitoring Plugin Into Trunk
Date Wed, 05 Dec 2007 21:54:54 GMT
I am definitely in favor of this, and would also like to see this make 
it to trunk before the 2.1 branch occurs.
It would be great if we could get a few extra pairs of eyes to take a 
look at things and make sure it's all peachy.

Erik B. Craig

Viet Nguyen wrote:
> Hi All,
> There has been a lot of work done on the monitoring plugin lately. I
> think it is now time to move it from sandbox into trunk, in time for
> the 2.1 release. I am unsure
> of the timeline for 2.1, but I feel as though the monitoring plugin
> should be moved to trunk around this time, so that the little kinks
> can be worked out before it is
> too late for the release. Erik and I have worked together along with
> the help of many others to provide a monitoring collecting agent and
> monitoring portlet.
> To briefly go over what the monitoring plugin can do:
> -monitor multiple servers
> -securely connects to remote servers that are monitored (via MEJB and
> encryption of the password using Geronimo's EncryptionManager)
> -keeps an on going history of user-chosen statistics
> -provides the ability to view current and past statistics
> -customizable graphs (e.g. I can choose which stats I want to graph,
> and much more)
> -the ability to group certain graphs together into what we call a
> "view." The idea is to allow an administrator to view only those
> graphs that he cares about...all in one place!
> -editable server, graphs, and views option
> -provides the ability to keep track of any mbean that is declared as a
> StatisticsProvider
> -administrator can custom define the elapsed time period before each
> snapshot is taken
> -everything is packaged into plugins (separate plugins and a bundled
> plugin with both pieces), so deploying is made easier
> I hope that some of you can take some time to test out the plugin
> which can be pulled from sandbox at
> and
> provide
> some feedback. If there are no objections, I hope that a committer can
> soon move the monitoring plugin into trunk. One of the new features
> that I would like to see listed
> for the 2.1 release is this monitoring plugin. I believe it will
> attract a lot of attention and users.
> Thanks,
> Viet

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