With the proliferation of cloud computing and more recently mobile and edge computing, there is a increasing demand to build flexible and robust distributed applications. The OSGi service and module technology is a key enabler for such deployment. Recent additions to the OSGi standards provide a set of services that provide interfaces for managing distributed instances of OSGi frameworks. The REST Service (added in R6 compendium) offers an easy and language-independent way to manage bundes and introspect services from outside the network. The Cluster Information specifications (added in R7 compendium) provide means for applications to manage and monitor the deployment intrinsically, building on top of the Remote Service specifications. In the Eclipse Concierge project, we have provided the reference implementations of both specifications. In this talk, we will show how the services can be used to build distributed applications that benefit from the OSGi modularity.
Remote Management and Monitoring of Distributed OSGi Applications