Has anyone heard of or considered building JMX integration with IDEA? Ideally what I would like is a small JMX console toolwindow that will automatically connect to any currently active run configurations. The actual display needn't be anything special, just something where I can see and set monitored values and show notifications, but the auto-connection and configuration would be very valuable. I mentioned this in a "What do you want for Demetra?" thread, and got some interest, but evidently not enough for putting it in core.
If no one knows of anything which integrates with IDEA, does anyone have any experiences with good, cheap JMX consoles targetted toward development. My next work task involves a piece of software that runs for 12 hours every two years, and if it fails in any noticable way it ends up on the cover of the New York Times the next day. Monitoring is going to be important.
Might be time for a plugin...