Friday, August 8, 2014

Checking out JConsole JDK utility

There are many JDK utilities that you can find under the bin directory of the JDK installation on your machine. One of them is the JConsole which is a valuable GUI-based tool. JConsole is used to monitor and manage Java application whether on local or remote machine. Among many features, JConsole allows for viewing memory and threads usages. It was released with the marvelous J2SE 5.0.
For accessing the JConsole on Windows:
1- Start the command line console.
2- Navigate the bin directory under the JDK installation.
3- Type in the console jconsole.exe and press enter.
4- The GUI will start asking whether to access local machine or remote machine.

5- After connecting, the JConsole will show the many features you can use for monitoring.

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