This draft is available for Public Review as per
of the Java Community Process.
The Federated Management Architecture (FMA) specifies a Java
technology-based component architecture that is useful for creating
management frameworks. FMA components, called FederatedBeans
components, are designed to be dynamically distributed across a network
or systems management solution using the dynamic code mobility
aspects of Java technology. These components work cooperatively to
execute management operations using the distributed object
mechanisms built into the Java platform. FederatedBeans components
leverage these features of Java technology to enable the easy creation of
management applications that solve the problems of
configuring, monitoring, diagnosing, and troubleshooting
network devices, systems, storage, and software in an
intelligent and automated fashion.
FederatedBeans components can also work together with other
Java components in a management framework. A management
framework using the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition architecture for
creating Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB)
components for database- and directory-intensive
operations in a management server, can also use FederatedBeans
components to distribute non-container-based management
operations elsewhere in the management solution. For
example, while network topology databases and event logs
might be stored in an EJB-based management server,
management logic such as policy enforcement, polling,
and event handling may be distributed closer to the
managed device using FederatedBeans components.
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Note: This specification was originally code-named "StoreX" and then briefly "Jiro".
The final name of the specification has been chosen to be "Federated Management Architecture".