A First Look at JMX Web Services Connector
JSR 262 ("Web Services Connector for Java Management Extensions (JMX) Agents") holds much promise as an alternative to the standard remote JMX connector. While the only remote JMX connector required by the JMX Specification (RMI) has been satisfactory for many needs, it has its limitations. RMI is commonly associated with firewall concerns and necessarily requires the JMX client to be implemented in Java. Also, being based on web services is advantageous because of the standardization of web services.