5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 30, 2002 6:34 AM by Pierre

    Does (how) the JBoss Admin/Monitor work?

    Oliver Henlich Newbie

      This question has been asked so many times and there just does not seem to be a definitive answer anywhere.

      Does it actually work? Seems like it was just an experimental thing which is no longer maintained.
      For example:
      o the monitor.jar has had an incorrect manifest file for three versions+
      o all help seems to stop after resolving a few ClassNotFound exceptions.

      Would it be possible to do a little how-to for it? I would be happy to do this...but every version of JBoss i have downloaded i have failed to get the admin/monitor to work.

      Can anyone help...juha.
      cheers
      oliver

      Related links i know about:
      http://main.jboss.org/thread.jsp?forum=61&thread=6768&message=379376&q=monitor#379376
      http://main.jboss.org/thread.jsp?forum=67&thread=7323&message=377894&q=monitor#377894
      http://main.jboss.org/thread.jsp?forum=61&thread=5343&message=361558&q=monitor#361558
      http://main.jboss.org/thread.jsp?forum=47&thread=3484&message=225996&q=monitor#225996
      http://main.jboss.org/thread.jsp?forum=61&thread=6617&message=373145&q=monitor#373145
      http://main.jboss.org/thread.jsp?forum=66&thread=6582&message=373338&q=monitor#373338
      http://main.jboss.org/thread.jsp?forum=47&thread=3479&message=225617&q=admin#225617

        • 1. Re: Does (how) the JBoss Admin/Monitor work?
          Oliver Henlich Newbie

          Oh and i'm refering to only 2.X versions of JBoss.
          We've been live with 2.4.3 for a few weeks now. Things are looking good so far...few things are causing some concern (eg. BMP not always persisting maybe?). The admin guys really need some sort of view into JBoss, how many beans in pool etc etc

          cheers
          Oliver

          BTW: Here are some links about what it is we've done. This is NOT intended to be a promotion/add etc...just wanna give an example of something that goes live for real with JBoss.

          http://www.pogo-tech.com
          http://www.pogouser.com/
          http://www.pogouser.com/promo/ (flash movie)

          • 2. Re: Does (how) the JBoss Admin/Monitor work?
            Albrecht Schänzel Newbie

            I agree to Oliver!
            I have the same problem to start the monitor.bat:


            Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: javax/jms/MessageList
            ener
            at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass0(Native Method)
            at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(Unknown Source)
            at java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(Unknown Source)
            at java.net.URLClassLoader.defineClass(Unknown Source)
            at java.net.URLClassLoader.access$100(Unknown Source)
            at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(Unknown Source)
            at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
            at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(Unknown Source)
            at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
            at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
            at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
            at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(Unknown Source)
            at org.jboss.admin.monitor.MonitorFrame.setVisible(MonitorFrame.java:195
            )
            at org.jboss.admin.monitor.Main.main(Main.java:31)

            I also took a look in the forum the get an answer if there is something wrong with my installation but it seems that I (or should I say WE!?) am not the only one who has got the same problem. But I can't find anywhere else a solution, a HowTO or something else. To me it seems that it's a untested, buggy tool. Either one of the developer should spend time to solve the problem or just throw it out. I'm just evaluating JBoss and to me this problem gives me a bad (first!) impression of the quality of the product. To get an installation running with basic tools (what I think the monitor is because it also contains the XML tool for deployment...) is a minimum what a user can expect! It's really a pity the evaluation will fail.

            • 3. Re: Does (how) the JBoss Admin/Monitor work?
              Blaine Simpson Newbie

              Not that this will give much satisfaction, but if you
              want a Gui deployer, you can use the HTML adapter to
              deploy. If running the default setup, go to
              yourhost:8082, click on the only MBean in the J2EE domain.
              Scroll down and enter a URL in the text field to the
              right of the "deploy" button, like "file:/tmp/my.ear".
              Hit the deploy button.

              • 4. Re: Does (how) the JBoss Admin/Monitor work?
                Juha Lindfors Master

                no it doesnt work and I am not going to fix it

                -- Juha

                • 5. Re: Does (how) the JBoss Admin/Monitor work?
                  Pierre Newbie

                  I think the jars, which are used by the Monitor are buggy.
                  Some classes are missing

                  Pierre