SpyGlass Garbage Collector Analyzer is implemented as a VisualVM plugin and can be installed accordingly.
Download a copy of SpyGlass Garbage Collector Analyzer Plugin to a client machine directory.
Go to your client computer and install Java 1.6 or better JDK.
The go to your JDK installation directory, enter bin directory and run VisualVm:
- <jdk-dir>\bin\jvisualvm.exe for Windows
- <jdk-dir>/bin/jvisualvm for Unix and Linux
When VisualVM starts open Tools/Plugin menu:
Go to Downloaded Tab and press Add Plugins... button: select directory where you put SpyGlassGarbageCollectorPlugin.nbm file and select in file selection window.
Now press Install button on the bottom: plugin installation wizard starts: press next, read and accept the license, confirm the installation and accept VisualVM restart. Now SpyGlass Tracer plugin is installed and ready.
To connect to a local server you can simply execute a double click on the server in the local tree on the left.
To connect to a remote server you have to activate jstatd on that server and create a new jstatd connection on VisualVM.
If anything goes correctly you should see the plugin tab with data:
tags: SpyGlass Garbage Collector Analyzer