Debugging JConsole Connection Failed

Make sure you are running your application with following java properties set

-Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.port=9005
-Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.authenticate=false
-Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.ssl=false

Try to connect now. If you want to debug this ,you can run the jconsole with following command

jconsole -J-Djava.util.logging.config.file=path_to_logging.properties_for_jconsole

Below is the content of logging.properties file

Logging.properties

handlers = java.util.logging.ConsoleHandler


.level = INFO

java.util.logging.ConsoleHandler.level = FINEST

java.util.logging.ConsoleHandler.formatter = \

java.util.logging.SimpleFormatter

// Use FINER or FINEST for javax.management.remote.level - FINEST is

// very verbose...

javax.management.level = FINEST

javax.management.remote.level = FINER

Once you run jconsole a separate window will pop up displaying logs.


if you run jconsole -debug it gives you more diagnostic info on the failure. See the Daniel Fuchs blog entry "Troubleshooting connection problems in JConsole".

I did this and it showed me I was using 32 bit jconsole the target process was started with a different (64 bit) jvm, so apparently this isn't allowed and it was thus failing.


This finally made it work for me : Giving this extra option: -Djava.rmi.server.hostname=<ip addres where jvm is running

So all the vm arguments used to open jconsole from a remote machine, the jvm on the remote machine must be started with

 -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.authenticate=false  -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.port=<port> -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.ssl=false -Djava.rmi.server.hostname=<ip address>

The entire process is listed here