Jolokia

Summary: This article tells you to use Jolokia, a JMX bridge, that is available vom AppSuite v7.4.0 on.

How to interact with Jolokia for Open-Xchange

Open-Xchange does support Jolokia as a remote JMX-Bridge over HTTP.

By Version 7.4.0 ongoing, it is located inside Open-Xchange Bundle and configured by jolokia.properties

Additional information can be found at http://www.jolokia.org/ .

jolokia.properties

Key Default value Comment
com.openexchange.jolokia.start false start switch for jolokia
com.openexchange.jolokia.servlet.name /monitoring/jolokia Under what servlet name jolokia will be published, please bear in mind that this should not be forwarded by apache and kept internal
com.openexchange.jolokia.user User used for authentication with HTTP Basic Authentication. If not given, Jolokia will not start!
com.openexchange.jolokia.password Password used for authentification, if not set "secret" is used.
com.openexchange.jolokia.restrict.to.localhost true This setting will restrict jolokia access to localhost. It is completly ignored when a jolokia-access.xml is present

Keep in mind that Jolokia will not start unless you set com.openexchange.jolokia.start = true , com.openexchange.jolokia.user = yourUser and to com.openexchange.jolokia.password = yourPassword.

When using Munin-Scripts with Jolokia, this user and password also need to be changed.

Running Jolokia

As Jolokia represents a JMX-Interface it is highly recommended not to forward it to the internet!

This is by default set through the use of com.openexchange.jolokia.restrict.to.localhost = true and can be changed by either setting it to false or providing a jolokia-access.xml inside /opt/open-xchange/etc/

For further information how to setup this file, http://www.jolokia.org/reference/html/security.html is a good start as all those settings are usable.

Jolokia with Grizzly

When using Grizzly and munin scripts on the same machine, you can connect to jolokia directly with the servers address, e.g.: http://localhost:8009/monitoring/jolokia. When connecting through another machine, a best practise is to use the same forwarding as described below.

Example

For a more detailed example, see https://oxpedia.org/wiki/index.php?title=Jolokia_LoginCounter_HOWTO