Adding Attributes to the Bean-Attribute Pool

Before you begin this procedure, perform one of the following steps:
  • Specify the appropriate MBeans for monitoring.
  • Run an Easy JMX or custom query to identify MBeans of interest.
  1. Open the JMX Data Source Browser.
  2. Choose the attributes to monitor in the Beans text box.
    Note: Select multiple beans by pressing Shift or Ctrl.
    Note: Certain MBeans like those based on JSR-77 might contain complex attributes that consist of several submeasures or statistics. To a certain depth of recursiveness, you can select submeasures to be monitored.
  3. Right-click the selected attributes and choose Add As. A submenu opens.
  4. Choose one of the following options for monitoring the attribute values:
    • Average – Useful for count values. By default, this option is selected.
    • Sum – Same as Average, but shows a different label in the monitor GUI.
    • Incremental – Useful for rising values. Instead of the attribute value, the change of the value within a monitor interval is calculated.
  5. Click Close. The Select displayed measures page opens.
  6. Optional: Select an MBean and click Add.
    Performance Explorer adds all visible attributes of an MBean as a data source.
  7. Check the check boxes for those measures that you want to include in the initial monitor view and then click Finish.
A connection to the specified host is established, and an initial view that contains the measures you selected is displayed.