Eamonn McManus, technical lead of the JMX team at Sun Microsystems writes how to map your own types to MXBeans. In this post you will find extensive code listings on how to achieve this processes using both the up and coming JMX 2.0 version, as well as the current version on JMX. Read Eamonn's post 'Applying MXBean mappings to your own types' http://weblogs.java.net/blog/emcmanus/archive/2008/11/applying_mxbean.html