VisualVM is a visual tool integrating several commandline JDK tools and lightweight profiling capabilities. Designed for both production and development time use, it further enhances the capability of monitoring and performance analysis for the Java SE platform. See screencast.

VisualVM Is Designed For You

Application Developer: Monitor, profile, take thread dumps, browse heap dumps
System Administrator: Monitor and control Java applications across the entire network
Java Application User: Create bug reports containing all the necessary information


March 18th, 2014: JDK 8 has been released and is available for download here. It contains Java VisualVM tool based on VisualVM 1.3.6.

January 22nd, 2014: VisualVM 1.3.7 released. This release improves profiling features and heap viewer and builds on top of NetBeans Platform 7.4. The tool can be downloaded from the Download page, sources are available in release137 branch.

September 23rd, 2013: Startup Profiler plugin has been released on VisualVM 1.3.6 Plugins Center. Startup Profiler enables profiling startup of local Java 5+ applications and helps to profile short-running processes. For detailed description visit the Startup Profiler plugin page.

VisualVM on the Web

VisualVM: See (What's in) Your Heap!, heap viewer improvements in VisualVM 1.3.7 by Jiri Sedlacek.
VisualVM, tool and plugins overview by Roman Stoffel.
VisualVM - Profiling Java applications, using VisualVM with Eclipse IDE by Arttu Viljakainen.
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