The RHQ and development team is proud to have released the final version 3.0.0 of the RHQ Systems management and
monitoringsoftware - this release contains the Jopr bits as it has been the case for all the recent community releases.
RHQ is a management platform for everything from the OS level load and network metrics through common databases to
applicationservers and projects. The system includes support for monitoring and/or managing Apache httpd, Apache
Tomcat,JBoss Application Server, PostgreSQL, and other popular open source projects. RHQ runs on PostgreSQL 8.2.4+ and
Oracleas backend databases and is written in Java.
RHQ features a powerful agent plugin model that allows for the quick development of monitoring and management support
fornew projects and software. It supports inventory auto-discovery, rich monitoring and alerting, operational control,
configurationmanagement, content deployment, log tracking, and full history and auditing. It supports fine-grained
securityand rich group management.
This release delivers a lot of new functionality as well as many bugfixes. Highlights are
• Server side plugins - extend the server functionality by writing plugins
• Pluggable alert notification senders - write your own alert notification senders to e.g. integrate with a
• Provisioning - deploy software centrally to managed platforms
• Improved Search possibilities for the inventory
• Support for Authorization via LDAP groups
• Support for Oracle 11g
You can learn more about RHQ (and download it) at http://rhq-project.org/ where you will also find the release notes
( http://rhq-project.org/display/RHQ/Release+Notes+3.0.0 )
Dzone als has a very nice article summarizing the new release at