Configure VisualVM on Ubuntu 14.10

VisualVM is a kind of data gathering software for application which are running under the Java Virtual Machines (JVM). This retrieve information related to the Java application, like heap size, heap dumps, RAM utilisation, CPU utilisation, thread count and so on. There is an special interface that they use for getting information from application ends and gathered information is analysed and displayed on the VisualVM dashboard. Remote application also can be monitored via VisualVM. Specially user can get snapshot of heat dumps also.

Follow the steps to install VisualVM on Ubuntu server.
# sudo apt-get install visualvm
# which viaualvm
# java -version

You can check the java is up & running up using the commands given above. And for testing purpose, I’m here using a Java testing application in the same host. Let’s open the visualVM and configure it to get the information of running applications. Continue reading

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