On the Impact of Management on the Performance of a Managed System: A JMX-Based Management Case Study

  • Abdelkader Lahmadi
  • Laurent Andrey
  • Olivier Festor
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3775)


Studying the performance of a distributed system without taking care on the impact of its management system will falsify the understanding of its overall performance, especially its productivity. We propose a metric called MIM (Management Impact Metric) to evaluate this impact by varying one or several impact factors related to the management system within a management strategy of the managed system. We show the accuracy and interest of our metric on a managed J2EE application server that uses a management architecture based on the JMX standard.


Managed systems performance productivity manageability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdelkader Lahmadi
    • 1
  • Laurent Andrey
    • 1
  • Olivier Festor
    • 1
  1. 1.LORIA – INRIA LorraineUniversité de Nancy 2Villers-lès-NancyFrance

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