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VisualVM 1.1: Enhanced Monitoring Features & New Eclipse Support

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VisualVM 1.1 has been released at The most significant improvements include:

  • CPU usage and GC activity monitoring for each application in Monitor tab
  • Three new commandline options to open an application or a snapshot (heapdump) in the tool
  • Monitoring IBM JVM using JMX, experimental support for HP-UX PA-RISC platform

The tool is built on top of the latest NetBeans Platform 6.5 and incorporates the latest framework and profiler improvements and bugfixes. VisualVM 1.1 can be integrated with the Eclipse IDE, the tool is started along with the monitored application directly from the IDE. Integration with IntelliJ IDEA is already available as a third-party VisualVM Profiler plugin.

Detailed information about the release is available in the Release Notes document. The tool can be downloaded from If you like VisualVM and want to say Thanks! to the developers, just give it your vote at in the Product of the Year 2009 awards.

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