19.4. Available Monitoring Information

To show what monitoring information is available we will use two tools:

Neither of these tools is officially supported by GlassFish nor Metro. However, they are useful for browsing the mbeans in a JVM.

The following screenshot shows one client and two services running inside the same instance of GlassFish.

Metro has five mbean types:

  • WSClient
    • General information for a client.
  • WSEndpoint
    • General information for an endpoint.
  • WSNonceManager
    • Nonce manager used by endpoints to prevent replay attacks.
    • This only exists on the endpoint side, scoped per-endpoint.
  • WSRMSCSessionManager
    • Manages Reliable Messaging (RM) and/or Secure Conversation (SC) sessions.
    • This only exists on the endpoint side, scoped per-endpoint.
  • WSRMSequenceManager
    • Manages Reliable Messaging sequences.
    • This exists on both client and endpoints sides, scoped per-stub and per-endpoint respectively.

In the screenshot there is

  • one client that is connected to the AddNumbersService
  • two endpoints: a /s17... service and an ExampleService
  • one WSNonceManager associated with the /s17... service
  • two WSRMSCSessionManagers, one for each of the two services
  • two WSRMSequenceManagers, one associated with the client, the other with ExampleService.

Using Jmxterm you can find these same mbeans (note: the output of beans show a lot of beans, this has been edited to only show Metro's mbeans):

java -jar <Jmxterm-jar>
Welcome to JMX terminal. Type "help" for available commands.
$>open localhost:8686
#Connection to localhost:8686 is opened
#domain = amx:








19.4.1. WSClient Information

The following screenshot shows the top-level information available for each client:

  • Children: the WSRMSequenceManager that is used by this client.
  • Container: the container in which the client is deployed---in this case: GlassFish. Note that the actual container object has not been instrumented with monitoring so it Java class@address is printed.
  • Name: the root name given for this client.
  • Parent: show the WSClient under the AMX mbean.
  • qnameToPortInfoMap: an internal map used by the runtime system.
  • serviceClass: The SEI (service endpoint interface).
  • serviceName: From the WSDL.
  • wsdlDocumentLocation: Where the WSDL used to create the client lives. (Note: when a service is created using NetBeans it makes a local copy of the WSDL, therefore the example shows a file instead of an http location.)
  • wsdlService: an internal data structure that is not instrumented.

To see these attributes in jmxterm:

$>bean amx:name=http-//localhost-8080/AddNumbersService/AddNumbersService,pp=/mon/server-mon[server],type=WSClient

#class name = WSClient
# attributes
  %0   - Children ([Ljavax.management.ObjectName;, r)
  %1   - Container (java.lang.String, r)
  %2   - Name (java.lang.String, r)
  %3   - Parent (javax.management.ObjectName, r)
  %4   - qnameToPortInfoMap (javax.management.openmbean.TabularData, r)
  %5   - serviceClass (java.lang.String, r)
  %6   - serviceName (java.lang.String, r)
  %7   - wsdlDocumentLocation (java.lang.String, r)
  %8   - wsdlService (java.lang.String, r)

$>get Name

Name = http-//localhost-8080/AddNumbersService/AddNumbersService;

19.4.2. WSEndpoint Information

  • Children: in this example there are two other mbeans associated with the example service.
  • addressingVersion: generally this will be W3C unless explicitly using a different version of addressing.
  • bindingID: the namespace for the type of binding used for the service.
  • dumpHTTPMessages: when set to true then HTTP messages received and sent by this service are "dumped" into the log file. It is possible to dynamically set this value. Just click on the value, type in the value and hit return using JConsole. In jmxterm:
         $>bean amx:name=ExampleService,pp=/mon/server-mon[server],type=WSEndpoint
         $>set dumpHTTPMessages true
  • features: the "features" (see the JAX-WS specification) used in this endpoint. Using jmxterm (assuming the bean has been set as in dump above:
         $>get features
    features = [ { 
      enabled = true;
      iD = http://www.w3.org/2005/08/addressing/module;
     }, { 
      enabled = true;
      iD = com.sun.xml.ws.rm.ReliableMessagingFeature;
     } ];
  • jaxwsRuntimeVersion: the version of the JAX-WS specification which is implemented by Metro.
  • policy: A representation of the policy used by the endpoint. The entire policy is more easily viewed using jmxterm: $>get policy. Note: the format of the policy output can and will change.
  • portName: The WSDL port name.
  • seiModelWSDLLocation: not currently supported.
  • serviceDefinitionImports: a list of any of files imported by the main WSDL file for this service.
  • serviceDefinitionURL: the service's WSDL.
  • serviceName: The WSDL service name.
  • soapVersionHttpBindingId: The namespace of the HTTP binding.
  • wsdlEndpointAddress: this generally will not contain the real address since it depends on a client calling the service to exist and the value is taken before that happens.
  • wsdlPortTypeName: The WSDL port type.

19.4.3. WSNonceManager Information

This allows one to examine the contents of a nonce manager of a specific service. Using jmxterm:

$>bean amx:name=NonceManager,pp=/mon/server-mon[server]/WSEndpoint[/s17-PingService-PingPort],type=WSNonceManager

$>get NonceCache

NonceCache = { 
  maxNonceAge = 900000;
  nonceCache = { 
    ( F2jz9MkcI9Gcshk1K0snDPhC ) = { 
      key = F2jz9MkcI9Gcshk1K0snDPhC;
      value = 2009-12-03T22:21:39Z;
  oldNonceCache = { 
  scheduled = true;
  wasCanceled = false;

19.4.4. WSRMSCSessionManager Information

Examine reliable messaging and secure conversation keys and sessions for a specific service. Using jmxterm:

$>bean amx:name=RM_SC_SessionManager,pp=/mon/server-mon[server]/WSEndpoint[ExampleService],type=WSRMSCSessionManager

$>get keys

keys = [ uuid:8593cea6-9328-41fe-986a-abf0745c4470, uuid:0987fa78-cd7d-4c1c-9ec2-e849b7f68881 ];

$>get sessions

sessions = [ { 
  creationTime = 1259879310907;
  lastAccessedTime = 1259879310907;
  securityInfo = { 
    creationTime = null;
    expirationTime = null;
    externalId = null;
    identifier = null;
    issuedTokenContext = null;
    secret = null;
  sessionKey = uuid:8593cea6-9328-41fe-986a-abf0745c4470;
 }, { 
  creationTime = 1259866808000;
  lastAccessedTime = 1259866808000;
  securityInfo = { 
    creationTime = null;
    expirationTime = null;
    externalId = null;
    identifier = null;
    issuedTokenContext = null;
    secret = null;
  sessionKey = uuid:0987fa78-cd7d-4c1c-9ec2-e849b7f68881;
 } ];

19.4.5. WSRMSequenceManager Information

  • boundSequences: generally an inbound sequence will be bound to an outbound sequence so that requests and replies are reliable. This table gives the sequence identifiers for those pairs.
  • concurrentlyOpenedInbound: the number of inbound sequences opened.
  • persistent: true if using Metro's persistent reliable messaging.
  • sequences: a map from a sequence identifier to information on that sequence. In jmxterm:
    $>bean amx:name=RMSequenceManager,pp=/mon/server-mon[server]/WSEndpoint[ExampleService],type=WSRMSequenceManager
    $>get sequences
    sequences = { 
      ( uuid:5145de4e-618b-4da3-9004-c715770934d2 ) = { 
        key = uuid:5145de4e-618b-4da3-9004-c715770934d2;
        value = { 
          ackRequested = false;
          boundSecurityTokenReferenceId = null;
          closed = false;
          expired = false;
          hasUnacknowledgedMessages = true;
          id = uuid:5145de4e-618b-4da3-9004-c715770934d2;
          lastActivityTime = 1259880084724;
          lastMessageNumber = 1;
          state = CREATED;
      ( uuid:d16b0fb9-7e80-4598-a3e2-789c9bac9474 ) = { 
        key = uuid:d16b0fb9-7e80-4598-a3e2-789c9bac9474;
        value = { 
          ackRequested = false;
          boundSecurityTokenReferenceId = null;
          closed = false;
          expired = false;
          hasUnacknowledgedMessages = false;
          id = uuid:d16b0fb9-7e80-4598-a3e2-789c9bac9474;
          lastActivityTime = 1259880084724;
          lastMessageNumber = 1;
          state = CREATED;
  • uniqueEndpointId: An identifier used by the reliable messaging implementation. Note: this is not related to client and endpoint root name identifiers

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