I Guess without using Appserver we can't taste the JMX part.
Hope we have to use any one appl server - Jboss/Weblogic/Websphere to male use of JMX
Yes, the app server is nothing more than a JMX kernel with optional services that can provide a j2ee app server. The JMX jars is the lib/jboss-jmx.jar + the third party libs like log4j, xerces, etc.
Try using the "minimal" server configuration.
* run -c minimal
Does the JBoss JMX implementation support the JMX 1.2 Specification? Also has there been any performance tests run against Sun's JDMK reference implementation?
3.2.4RC1 supports jmx 1.2, bench it yourself as you should not be relying on word of mouth for your usecase performance.