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    • Type: New Feature New Feature
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Critical Critical
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.0
    • Fix Version/s: not determined
    • Component/s: code
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      Operating System: All
      Platform: All

    • Issuezilla Id:
      161

      Description

      AIX has a Java 6 JVM (from IBM), but VisualVM fails miserably on it.

      I understand that the profiler will not work, but this should fail to load
      gracefully (just logging and outputting a message in the status bar, no dialogs)
      when native libraries are not present for the OS and everything else should work.

      Neither VisualVM nor its (critical) MBean and JConsole plug-ins should require a
      Sun JVM. I would like to use VisualVM as an extensible framework for management
      and monitoring applications, but I must support platforms (HPUX and AIX) where
      there simply are no Sun JVMs available. [Alternatively if Sun would make JVMs
      available for these platforms that would be even better ]

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        thurka added a comment -

        VisualVM 1.1 should be able to monitor JVM from IBM using JMX. So remote monitoring over JMX should
        be possible.

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        thurka added a comment - VisualVM 1.1 should be able to monitor JVM from IBM using JMX. So remote monitoring over JMX should be possible.
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        thurka added a comment -

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        jess_holle added a comment -

        So you're saying Visual VM 1.1 should be able to run on AIX and provide at least
        the JMX functionality?

        Or are you saying that it can monitor AIX remotely via JMX?

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        jess_holle added a comment - So you're saying Visual VM 1.1 should be able to run on AIX and provide at least the JMX functionality? Or are you saying that it can monitor AIX remotely via JMX?
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        thurka added a comment -

        Yes, it can monitor AIX remotely via JMX.

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        thurka added a comment - Yes, it can monitor AIX remotely via JMX.
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        jess_holle added a comment -

        So did anything change in 1.1 in this regard? I thought remote JMX monitoring
        of AIX was possible with 1.0.

        The bigger question is if/when direct monitoring from AIX might be possible.

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        jess_holle added a comment - So did anything change in 1.1 in this regard? I thought remote JMX monitoring of AIX was possible with 1.0. The bigger question is if/when direct monitoring from AIX might be possible.
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        thurka added a comment -

        >So did anything change in 1.1 in this regard?
        Yes, it did. See revision 1.25 of JmxSupport.java
        https://visualvm.dev.java.net/source/browse/visualvm/visualvm/jvm/src/com/sun/tools/visualvm/jvm
        /JmxSupport.java

        >I thought remote JMX monitoring of AIX was possible with 1.0.
        No, it was not possible.

        >The bigger question is if/when direct monitoring from AIX might be possible.
        JMX is the only way to monitor IBM JVM, since there is no jvmstat. If you are using JMX, there is not
        much difference between direct and remote monitoring.

        Show
        thurka added a comment - >So did anything change in 1.1 in this regard? Yes, it did. See revision 1.25 of JmxSupport.java https://visualvm.dev.java.net/source/browse/visualvm/visualvm/jvm/src/com/sun/tools/visualvm/jvm /JmxSupport.java >I thought remote JMX monitoring of AIX was possible with 1.0. No, it was not possible. >The bigger question is if/when direct monitoring from AIX might be possible. JMX is the only way to monitor IBM JVM, since there is no jvmstat. If you are using JMX, there is not much difference between direct and remote monitoring.
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        jess_holle added a comment -

        I understand about vmstat, but does VisualVM 1.1 run on AIX to monitor AIX –
        or do you still have to run it on another box?

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        jess_holle added a comment - I understand about vmstat, but does VisualVM 1.1 run on AIX to monitor AIX – or do you still have to run it on another box?
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        thurka added a comment -

        I have no way to find it out, but I expect that it does not run on AIX, but as I already wrote, remote
        monitoring over JMX should be possible.

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        thurka added a comment - I have no way to find it out, but I expect that it does not run on AIX, but as I already wrote, remote monitoring over JMX should be possible.

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            Reporter:
            jess_holle
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