Friday, November 21, 2008

Mobicents Sip Servlets gets a shiny new Administration console !

As some of you might be aware, earlier this year JBoss released Jopr, an enterprise management solution for JBoss middleware projects and other application technologies based on RHQ, and Embedded Jopr, which will become the new JBoss Administration console and is based on Jopr.

Since the project does provide great extensibility and thanks to the good documentation of the project and its plugin architecture (see and we decided that it was time for Mobicents Sip Servlets to be seamlessly integrated into those great projects and finally have a way to being administrable into large scale enterprise deployments.

So we hacked our own plugin. We decided to start simple with and provide accessibility to the SipApplicationDispatcher, which is a central piece in the Mobicents Sip Servlets Architecture since it has the responsibility of dispatching the SIP requests and responses (that is gets from the underlying jain-sip stack) to the deployed Sip Servlets applications.
So you can control the concurrency and congestion control of the server through it. This was really a piece of cake and was done and working in an afternoon.

Excited by the easiness to integrate into jopr, we decided to provide metrics for Sip Sessions and Sip Applications Session available into standard pure SIP Servlets applications or converged Java EE/SIP applications about the same way it is currently done in Jopr for HTTP Sessions. Same thing, it was done real quick and with a result showing seamless integration into jopr. See our Mobicents Sip Servlets jopr plugin that works for both Jopr and Embedded Jopr.

It took us about 2 days to complete the task 1 day of coding and discovering and one day of polishing and documenting... To try it out just download the latest release of Mobicents Sip Servlets and drop the embedded jopr war that contains our plugin in the server/default/deploy directory and hit http://localhost:8080/embedded-jopr

I have only one thing to say, thanks to the JBoss Operations Team for providing such a good project that saved us quite a bit of time to have a full blown enterprise management solution for our project. Keep up the good work, guys !

1 comment:

  1. Awesome, Jean! Great job on this, it looks great!

    And thanks for the kind words. Jopr/RHQ was designed for developers like you - people who have a product and want an easy way to manage it through a simple integratation. I'm glad it sounds like (at least for you) we accomplished that :)