Saturday Aug 08, 2009

SNMP Monitoring for GlassFish

SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is a set of standards for network management, including an application layer protocol, a database schema, and a set of data objects. Since SNMP is very popular in some enterprise deployments the GlassFish Enterprise Manager includes an SNMP Monitoring AddOn for customers of the GlassFish Portfolio.

Formal Documentation includes Release Notes, Installation and QuickStart Guide, and Reference. The software is available through Sunsolve; if you are interested in using it, send a Request for Evaluation. Our future plan is to move to simpler distribution and evaluation mechanism, borrowing the lessons from the WebStack Enterprise Manager.


The SNMP team has a number of posts on the SNMP monitor:

• Rashewar's Overview of the AddOn.
• Marc Kossa has a nice Set of Examples.
• Sankar on how to Configure SNMP Monitoring.
• Olivier writes about the MIB: J2EE MIB and Browsing the MIB
• Two more from Oliver: Master Agent Integration and Security in SNMP.
• And yet another from Oliver: How to Monitor Different Domains.

Nazrul has an Overview of The GF Enterprise Monitor Offerings that is intended to be up-to-date (I believe Oliver's last post is not yet there).