These templates use
ss_get_by_ssh.php to connect to a server via SSH and
extract statistics from the JMX server.
Once the SSH connection is working, you need to make the Java runtime information available through JMX by adding the JMX system properties when you start the program you want to monitor. For a normal Java program, you can learn more about this from
java -jar -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote \ -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.port=9012 \ -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.ssl=false \ -Dcom.sun.magement.jmxremote.authenticate=false \ /path/to/Notepad.jar
Now you need to install
ant and the XML file with the JMX definitions. Copy
misc/jmx-monitor.xml to the monitoring user’s
$HOME directory on the
server you want to monitor. Then download
catalina-ant-jmx.jar, which is
part of Tomcat, to the
Before you test the Cacti script’s functionality, test that the instrumentation is available to JMX. Run the following command on the host you want to monitor, from the Cacti user’s home directory. Replace any values as needed:
ant -Djmx.server.port=9012 -e -q -f jmx-monitor.xml
Now on the Cacti host, test a command similar to the following, replacing any values necessary with ones appropriate for your environment:
sudo -u cacti php /usr/share/cacti/scripts/ss_get_by_ssh.php --type jmx --host 127.0.0.1 --items lt,lu
The following sample graphs demonstrate how the data is presented.
The file descriptors used by the JMX process.
The heap memory usage used by the JMX process.
The non-heap memory usage used by the JMX process.
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