Avaible Plugins and Installation

This section provides a tutorial example on how to view available plugins for Java VisualVM and how to install them.

Another nice feature of Java VisualVM is that it supports plugins. Try these steps to find out how many plugins are available at this moment and try to install one.

1. Run Java VisualVM and click "Tools > Plugins" menu. You will see the plugins dialog box.

2. Click the "Available Plugins" tab. You should see 16 plugins listed:

BTrace Workbeanch
Visual GC
Threads Inspector
Tracer-Swing Probes
Tracer-Jvmstat Probes
Tracer-JVM Probes
Tracer-Collection Probes
Tracer-Monitor Probes
OQL Syntax Support

3. Check "VisualVM-Extensions" and click "Install" button.

4. Follow the installation steps to finish installing "VisualVM-Extensions" plugin.

The picture below shows the Java VisualVM plugin management window:
Java VisualVM - Available Plugins

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Java Tools Terminology

 Installing Java 8 on Windows

 'javac' - The Java Program Compiler

 'java' - The Java Program Launcher

 'jdb' - The Java Debugger

 'jconsole' - Java Monitoring and Management Console

 'jstat' - JVM Statistics Monitoring Tool

 JVM Troubleshooting Tools

jvisualvm (Java VisualVM) - JVM Visual Tool

 What Is jvisualvm (Java VisualVM)?

 jvisualvm Command to Open Dump Files or Conections

 Connecting Java VisualVM to a Local JVM Process

 Monitoring Usgaes of CPU, Heap, Classes and Threads

 Monitoring Thread Status as Timeline

 Taking Thread Dump to See Thread Stack Traces

 Taking Heap Dump to See Memory Usages

 Viewing a Heap Dump File

 Connecting to Remote JVM Processes

Avaible Plugins and Installation

 Installing Visual GC Plugin

 'jar' - The JAR File Tool

 'javap' - The Java Class File Disassembler

 'keytool' - Public Key Certificate Tool

 'native2ascii' - Native-to-ASCII Encoding Converter

 Outdated Tutorials


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