The following section describes our proposed architecture for an automated management instrumentation of component based applications. The introduction starts with a detailed description of our approach in section . The architecture itself is divided in two parts along the lifecycle of an application. The first part covers the development of an application and describes the automated insertion of management code into the source code of the application. The second part covers the runtime of the application and describes the measurement interface and the automated correlation of measurements gained from an instrumented application. For presentation purposes first the runtime part is introduced in section . Then, the development part is illustrated in section .