Data Model

The DMR Model

The DMR Model provides the core data format and RPC capabilities to integrate with the wildfly management layer. Any management use case implemented in HAL leverages DMR for data retrieval and execution of management operations.

Before you get started it's good to make yourself familiar with the core management concepts and the characteristics of management resources in general.

Dispatcher Service

The dispatcher library provides the API and services to execute management operations against the wildfly management layer. It uses HTTP as the transport and DMR as the wire format.

The dispatcher is provided through the core IOC facilities:

public TransactionPresenter(DispatchAsync dispatcher) {
    this.dispatcher = dispatcher;

Once you get hold of a dispatcher instance, you need to wrap the DMR representation (aka ModelNode) in an action and provide an async callback to retrieve the results:

ResourceAddress address = new ResourceAddress().add("subsystem", "transactions");
Operation operation = new Operation.Builder(READ_RESOURCE_OPERATION, address)
    .param(INCLUDE_RUNTIME, true)

dispatcher.execute(new DMRAction(operation), new AsyncCallback<DMRResponse>() {
    public void onSuccess(DMRResponse dmrResponse) {
        ModelNode response = dmrResponse.get();

ModelNode API

In addition to the HTTP wrapper and marshalling facilities, the dispatcher library also contains a ModelNode API, to interact with the DMR representations at hand.

Operation operation = new Operation.Builder(READ_ATTRIBUTE_OPERATION, ResourceAddress.ROOT)
    .param(NAME, "process-type")

// in a async callback
ModelNode response = result.get();

if(response.isFailure()) {

} else {
    ModelNode payload = response.get(RESULT);
    boolean isStandalone = payload.asString().equals("Server");

AutoBeans and EntityAdapter

Many of the GWT widgets work on AutoBean's. Since the web console does rely on the default widgets, we did chose it as the default data-model object representation. This way we can leverage all the default GWT API (i.e. Cell Widgets) without going through extra hoops&loops.

The downside, however is that you need to to convert the DMR wire format into AutoBeans at some point. This typically happens before the data is passed into the view. We do provide an EntityAdapter to do the conversion DMR to AutoBean and vice versa.

ModelNode response = dmrResponse.get();
TransactionManager transactionManager = entityAdapter.fromDMR(response.get(RESULT));

In future versions thr AutoBean mapping will not be required anymore. We are already working on a different design that fully leverages the DMR meta data and provides transparent mappings to default GWT widgets.

Entity Meta Data

In to leverage the EntityAdapter, you need to provide some meta data to bridge the gap between the wireformat and the AutoBean framework:

public interface TransactionManager {

    @Binding(detypedName = "default-timeout", expr = true)
    int getDefaultTimeout();
    void setDefaultTimeout(int t);

    @Binding(detypedName = "enable-statistics", expr = true)
    boolean isEnableStatistics();
    void setEnableStatistics(boolean b);

    @Binding(detypedName = "enable-tsm-status", expr = true)
    boolean isEnableTsmStatus();
    void setEnableTsmStatus(boolean b);

    @Binding(detypedName = "jts", expr = true)
    boolean isJts();
    void setJts(boolean b);


For full documentation please refer to the API docs of the @Binding annotation.

AutoBean Factory

The central entry point for the GWT compiler to create the boilerplate for the AutoBean's is the AutoBean factory. Any data object that you want to use needs to be registered with the global factory:


public interface CoreBeanFactory {

    AutoBean<TransactionManager> transactionManager();

Extension providers can rely on the @BeanFactoryExtension declaration to have separate AutoBean factory definitions outside the scope of the core console.

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