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Starts a graphical console that lets you monitor and manage Java applications.


jconsole [ options ] [ connection ... ]


The command-line options. See Options.

connection = pid | host:port | jmxURL

The pid value is the process ID of a local Java Virtual Machine (JVM). The JVM must be running with the same user ID as the user ID running the jconsole command.The host:port values are the name of the host system on which the JVM is running, and the port number specified by the system property when the JVM was started.The jmxUrl value is the address of the JMX agent to be connected to as described in JMXServiceURL.

For more information about the connection parameter, see Monitoring and Management Using JMX Technology at

See also the JMXServiceURL class description at


The jconsole command starts a graphical console tool that lets you monitor and manage Java applications and virtual machines on a local or remote machine.

On Windows, the jconsole command does not associate with a console window. It does, however, display a dialog box with error information when the jconsole command fails.



Sets the update interval to n seconds (default is 4 seconds).


Does not tile windows initially (for two or more connections).

-pluginpath plugins

Specifies a list of directories or JAR files to be searched for JConsole plug-ins. The plugins path should contain a provider-configuration file named META-INF/services/ that contains one line for each plug-in. The line specifies the fully qualified class name of the class implementing the class.


Displays release information and exits.


Displays a help message.


Passes flag to the JVM on which the jconsole command is run.

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