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From Costin Manolache <cos...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Console for Tomcat
Date Wed, 03 Mar 2010 00:27:11 GMT
There is a servlet that dumps all JMX objects - in a strange format ( like
manifest or INI file - not hard to parse ).
Would be great ( and quite easy ) to make it also output json.

All information you want should be there - and much more. Exposing new data
is also easy.

You can also use some of the JMX access methods - RMI, etc.

Costin

On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 5:18 AM, Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org> wrote:

> On 02/03/2010 00:20, Sandro Martini wrote:
>
>> My post here is to see if someone of Tomcat developers is interested
>> in supporting us making a Console for Tomcat, but instead of usual Web
>> pages, making it as a RIA Applet or an Application (for example
>> deployed via Web Start). Or at least if you think this could be an
>> interesting application for Tomcat.
>>
>
> I'm generally in favour of changes that make it easier for folks to
> customize and extend Tomcat. That said, I'd want to look at each specific
> change on its merits.
>
> As for an alternative manager implementation, I'm currently neutral. I'd be
> a lot more interested if a maintained replacement for the admin console
> (from Tomcat 5) was on the cards.
>
>
>  I haven't looked (yet) at Tomcat sources, but I think that probably
>> the way Tomcat published data should be extended for our purposes, for
>> example we are able to read natively xml and also (better choice for
>> us) json formats. Maybe we could add a parameter in our queries asking
>> Tomcat for data published in one of those formats.
>>
>
> Tomcat's internals are mostly designed to be accessed via JMX. If you can
> talk JMX then most of the work is done. There is a HTTP proxy to the JMX
> interface in the manager app. Maybe a json-JMX proxy?
>
>
>  In detail, I'm thinking on the following features, to see how things
>> looks:
>> - Server Status (standard and also the Full version), a prototype
>> could start to implement this
>> - List Applications
>>
>
> This should be trivial. If it isn't then, I'd have concerns about the
> overall viability of the approach.
>
>
>  There could be also the Tomcat Deployer in RIA version.
>>
>
> I'd view that feature as essential.
>
>
>  For a Full Administration Console (I don't see this since a long time)
>> we have to see later, this is complex and requires many features ...
>>
>
> This is the bit that, to me, offers an opportunity for real value.
>
>
>  Do you think the effort could be interesting also for the Tomcat community
>> ?
>>
>
> Potentially. Something else to think about is handling multiple Tomcat
> instances. If you could manage tens of instances from a single client then
> that would get a lot of interest from the user community.
>
> Mark
>
>
>
>
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