By Scott Hommel-Oracle on Jan 18, 2007
As you can see, JConsole provides you with information about memory usage, active threads, class loading and the JMX MBeans that are running on your platform. Furthermore, JConsole has a built-in feature to allow you to perform garbage collection on demand. The Java platform's built-in MBeans also allow you to perform various memory, thread and class management operations, as well as run Java HotSpot diagnostics, via JConsole's MBeans tab. Of course, you can interact with your own applications' MBeans via JConsole, too. Also, JConsole's plug-in API allows you to create your own customized tabs that are tailored exactly to your applications' monitoring and management needs.
The latest release of the Java Tutorial Specialized Trails now includes a trail introducing the JMX technology. To get a firsthand look at JConsole, and to use it to perform some basic interactions with MBeans, follow the JMX technology trail. Also, see the What Next? section at the end of the trail for more links to monitoring and management documention.
- Stuart Clements