Archive for May 2009
I can’t help but relish from time to time how powerful the Jopr / RHQ platform is. When you look at a product like Tomcat you might think that to write an end-to-end management framework around it would take a few man years at best.
Not so with Jopr / RHQ. Instead of spending time worrying about the ins and outs of how to move metric data around your network (and subsequently graph it), how to send a remote method execution down to your server, how to be notified when certain events take place on your servers, how to audit what users do and/or control who does what – you get all of that out-of-box with Jopr / RHQ.
So what does this all mean? It means that by leveraging a robust management platform like Jopr / RHQ you get to focus on what’s important – the servers you’re managing.
Jay Shaughnessy, a colleague of mine, provided the most recent proof of these claims. He wrote a plugin for end-to-end management of Tomcat. By leveraging Jopr / RHQ, he was able to accomplish an impressive amount in a relatively short period of time. But I’ll let him tell you about it…