Introducing JConsole

The Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) version 6 sees the official introduction of a graphical monitoring and management tool for all your Java applications, called JConsole. JConsole complies to the Java SE platform's Java Management Extensions (JMX) specification and uses the extensive instrumentation of the Java Virtual Machine (Java VM) to provide information about the performance and resource consumption of the applications running in your Java VM.

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

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I need the steps for how to add the custom tabs(i.e add our own custom tab) in their existing standard tab in Jconsole API method. for eg;JTOP

Posted by Raghavanantham.V on February 04, 2007 at 02:33 PM PST #

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