One of the new Fusion MiddleWare PS3 ADF features is the JMX Datac Control. Back in late 2007 I already blogged about it and now 3 years later, Oracle finally released this feature in Patch Set 3. With the JMX Data Control you can manage your MBeans, read its attributes or invoke its operations. When an attribute gives back an MBean reference then ADF will look up this reference and returns this object. ( This is not the case in the System MBean browser of the Enterprise Manager application. )
I don't think this feature will be used in enduser applications, but can be very useful in support applications so the administrator can control the FMW servers. In this blogpost I will show you how you can use the JMX Data Control to give you a WebLogic Domain overview with its servers and application deployments.
First you need to create a JMX connection.