12.5. The JBoss AspectManager Service

The AspectManager Service can be managed at runtime using the JMX console, which is found at http://localhost:8080/jmx-console. It is registered under the ObjectName jboss.aop:service=AspectManager. If you want to configure it on start up you need to edit some configuration files.
In JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 5 the AspectManager Service is configured using a JBoss Microcontainer bean. The configuration file is jboss-as/server/PROFILE/conf/bootstrap/aop.xml. The AspectManager Service is deployed with the following XML:
    <bean name="AspectManager" class="org.jboss.aop.deployers.AspectManagerJDK5">
     
    <property name="jbossIntegration"><inject bean="AOPJBossIntegration"/></property>
                               
    <property name="enableLoadtimeWeaving">false</property>
    <!-- only relevant when EnableLoadtimeWeaving is true.
    When transformer is on, every loaded class gets transformed.
    If AOP can not find the class, then it throws an exception.  
    Sometimes, classes may not have all the classes they reference.  
    So, the Suppressing is needed.  (For instance, JBoss cache in the default configuration) -->
    
    <property name="suppressTransformationErrors">true</property>
    
    <property name="prune">true</property>
    
    <property name="include">org.jboss.test., org.jboss.injbossaop.</property>
    
    <property name="exclude">org.jboss.</property>
    <!-- This avoids instrumentation of hibernate cglib enhanced proxies
    
    <property name="ignore">*$$EnhancerByCGLIB$$*</property> -->
    
    <property name="optimized">true</property>
    
    <property name="verbose">false</property>
    <!-- Available choices for this attribute are: org.jboss.aop.instrument.ClassicInstrumentor (default)
    org.jboss.aop.instrument.GeneratedAdvisorInstrumentor -->
    
    <!-- <property name="instrumentor">org.jboss.aop.instrument.ClassicInstrumentor</property>-->
    
    <!-- By default the deployment of the aspects contained in 
    ../deployers/jboss-aop-jboss5.deployer/base-aspects.xml
    are not deployed. To turn on deployment uncomment this property
    <property name="useBaseXml">true</property>-->
</bean>
Later we will talk about changing the class of the AspectManager Service. To do this, replace the contents of the class attribute of the bean element.