Q: just wondering... with this feature, will it be possible to monitor on the same host a few jmx and a few normal items (assigned to different interfaces on the host, of course) - after all, it isn't possible to only make some items be queried by a proxy...
A: Yes, only items of type "JMX agent" and a few internal items ("zabbix[java,...]") will be processed through Java proxy. Other items will function as always.
<asaveljevs> Note that "one key per host" restriction still applies, so it will not be possible to monitor two Java applications will similar JMX counters on the same host. Maybe we should separate the key from the JMX counter, like it is done for SNMP items: key and OID?
<richlv> ok, first part sounds good enough. as for separate jmx counter, that probably somewhat depends on needs and time required to implement it (but it's not a unique approach - as mentioned, it's used for snmp and ipmi items)
<asaveljevs> Considering that we wish to merge this as soon as possible, I propose we do it under a separate issue when there is need for it.