JConsole download and install (Step by step)

The topic of this tutorial is: JConsole download and install. JConsole is a graphical user interface tool that enables you to monitor and manage Java applications and virtual machines on a local or remote machine using the JMX technology. This tool also provides information about the performance and resource consumption of applications running on the Java platform and an ideal tool for application developers.

To get JConsole on your machine, you need to install the Java Development Kit (JDK) as its built into it.

JConsole download and install

Step 1: Download latest Java Development Kit

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  &#8211; Click this <a href="http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html?ssSourceSiteId=ocomen" target="_blank">link</a> to download latest Java SE JDK or simply Google in case the link isn&#8217;t available. Click on Java Platform (JDK) <version update>
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  &#8211; Under Java SE Development Kit <lastest version>, Accept License Agreement and click the download for either 32bit or 64bit version of Windows you intend to install on
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  <span style="color: #003366;"><strong>Step 2: Start Installation</strong></span>
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  &#8211; Double-click on the downloaded file and click Next
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  &#8211; Click Next
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  &#8211; Wait for installer to load files and click Next
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  &#8211; Wait for install to complete
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  &#8211; Click Close
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  <span style="color: #003366;"><strong>Step 3: Add JDK to Environment Variable</strong></span>
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  &#8211; Go to Control Panel > System > Advanced system settings > Click on Environment Variables&#8230;
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  &#8211; Under System variables, click New&#8230;, enter Variable name as &#8220;[highlight]JAVA_HOME[/highlight]&#8221; & Variable value as path to the jdk bin folder. In my case its located at &#8220;[highlight]C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_45\bin[/highlight]&#8221;. Click OK
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  &#8211; Under System variables, locate the variable called &#8220;Path&#8221;. Edit it and add the same path to jdk bin folder. Ensure you start the next entry with a semi-colon (;) followed by the path. Click OK to save changes and close the screens
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  &#8211; Open a command prompt and type [highlight]jconsole[/highlight]. You should see the Java Monitoring & Management Console appear
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  <em><span style="color: #000080;">Now you are<span style="line-height: 1.5em;"> ready to start monitoring your java enabled applications</span></span></em>
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