VisualVM Updated To Correctly Recognize JDK 6 Update 12
By Jiri Sedlacek-Oracle on Feb 05, 2009
A problem has been identified in VisualVM this week, the tool is unable to handle the recently released JDK 6 Update 12. It's caused by an updated HotSpot version (11.2), VisualVM doesn't recognize it and fails to detect any running Java application if at least one application is running the 6u12.
Today a fix for this problem has been released for VisualVM 1.1, it's delivered by the VisualVM-Extensions plugin via the Plugin Center. If you haven't installed the plugin yet, use Tools | Plugins | Available Plugins to download and install the plugin. If previous version of the plugin is already installed, you can get the update using Tools | Plugins | Updates. If you cannot connect to the Plugin Center (firewall etc.), you can download the plugin file manually and install it using Tools | Plugins | Downloaded.
In the following days the fix will be available also for the previous VisualVM and Java VisualVM releases. Till then you should use the patched VisualVM 1.1, also the Java VisualVM bundled with JDK 6 Update 12 works fine.
Updated: the fix is now available on Plugin Center for each affected VisualVM / Java VisualVM version.