chance chance - 4 months ago 43
Java Question

How to find the default JMX port number?

I am running a Java application on Java 6 VM on a remote Windows XP, on which I can run jvisualvm.exe to connect to the running application automatically.

Now I need to connect that application from my local computer, but I don't know the JMX port number of the remote computer. Where can I find it? Or, must I restart that application with some VM parameters to specify the port number?

After reading the question How to find the JMX port in a server, I executed the command on the remote computer

netstat -apn


but got nothing.

Answer

By default JMX does not publish on a port unless you specify the arguments from this SO page: How to activate JMX... Are you doing this already?

-Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote
-Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.port=9010
-Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.local.only=false
-Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.authenticate=false

If you are running you should be able to access any of those system properties to see if they have been set:

if (System.getProperty("com.sun.management.jmxremote") == null) {
    System.out.println("JMX remote is disabled");
} else [
    String portString = System.getProperty("com.sun.management.jmxremote.port");
    if (portString != null) {
        System.out.println("JMX running on port "
            + Integer.parseInt(portString));
    }
}

As an aside, my SimpleJMX package allows you to define both the JMX server and the RMI port or set them both to the same port. The above port defined with com.sun.management.jmxremote.port is actually the RMI port. This tells the client what port the JMX server is running on.

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