About this document

This document explains how to install and start the Rhino Element Manager (REM). Documentation about use of the element manager is in the "online help" screens on every within REM itself.

About the Rhino Element Manager

The Rhino Element Manager (REM) is a web-based console for monitoring, configuring, and managing a Rhino Service Logic Execution Environment (SLEE). REM provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for many of the management features documented in the Rhino Administration and Deployment Guide.

You can use REM to:

  • monitor a Rhino element (cluster nodes, activities, events, SBBs (service building blocks), alarms, resource adaptor entities, services, trace notifications, statistics, logs)

  • manage a Rhino element (SLEE state, alarms, deployment, profiles, resources), instances available in REM, and REM users

  • configure threshold rules, rate limiters, licenses, logging, and object pools

  • inspect activities, SBBs, timers, transactions, and threads

  • scan key information about multiple Rhino elements on a single screen.

Tip This release of REM can be used with Rhino versions 3.1, 3.0, 2.7, 2.6, 2.5, 2.4 and 2.3.
Note There is a special embeddable version of REM that you can install into a Rhino SDK. This special version runs as part of the SDK runtime instead of as a standalone web application. For more information, see Embedding REM in the Rhino SDK.


This document includes the following topics:

Topic Explains …​

Installing, starting and logging in to REM

how to get started with REM

REM functional areas

the functional areas in REM

Using REM tools

how to use tools built in to REM

REM plugins and extensions

how to install REM plugins and extensions

Upgrading REM

how to upgrade your REM installation to a new version


known issues, system properties, SSO authentication, and running REM over HTTPS.

Audience and Scope

Intended Audience

This document is for system administrators, developers, and operators interested in using a web-based GUI to monitor, configure, or manage instances of a Rhino SLEE.

This document assumes a basic knowledge of core concepts about Rhino, JAIN SLEE and Java Management Extensions (JMX).


This document covers installing, running, configuring, and using the Rhino Element Manager.

This document does not focus on…​

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