VisualVM: A first look

by Amit

VisualVM is a visual tool that integrates several existing JDK software tools and lightweight memory and CPU profiling capabilities. This tool is designed for both production and development time use and further enhances the capability of monitoring and performance analysis for the Java SE platform.

Using VisualVM on Ubuntu Linux 7.04 and JDK 1.6

  1. Download Visual VM (preview) from here.
  2. Unzip it and navigate to the bin directory
  3. Set the environment variable jdkhome to your JDK installation directory
  4. amit@ubuntu-laptop:~/temp-workspace/visualvm/bin$ export
  5. Start VisualVM by using the shell script visualvm
  6. amit@ubuntu-laptop:~/temp-workspace/visualvm/bin$


VisualVM Overview