Remote monitoring with visualvm and JMX

I would like to monitor a remotely running java (spring boot) application with jvisualvm (or jconsole). When running locally, I can see the managed beans in both jvisualvm and jconsole. When running remotely I cannot connect. I tried it with several different java processes (e.g. with spring xd). Looking for answers here on SO and on Google did not help.

These are my JAVA_OPTS (on the remote host):

$ echo $JAVA_OPTS
-Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.port=9010 -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.local.only=false -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.authenticate=false -Djava.rmi.server.hostname=192.168.59.99

Then I simply start the program as follows (this is for spring xd, but I experience the same problem with other java programs).

$ bin/xd/xd-singlenode

The server process seems to pick up the options:

$ ps -ef | grep single
vagrant  22938 19917 99 06:38 pts/2    00:00:03 /usr/lib/jvm/java-8- oracle/jre/bin/java -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.port=9010 -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.local.only=false -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.authenticate=false -Djava.rmi.server.hostname=192.168.59.99 -Dspring.application.name=admin -Dlogging.config=file:/home/vagrant/spring-xd-1.1.0.RELEASE/xd/config///xd-singlenode-logger.properties -Dxd.home=/home/vagrant/spring-xd-1.1.0.RELEASE/xd -Dspring.config.location=file:/home/vagrant/spring-xd-1.1.0.RELEASE/xd/config// -Dxd.config.home=file:/home/vagrant/spring-xd-1.1.0.RELEASE/xd/config// -Dspring.config.name=servers,application -Dxd.module.config.location=file:/home/vagrant/spring-xd-1.1.0.RELEASE/xd/config//modules/ -Dxd.module.config.name=modules -classpath (...)

The java version on the remote host (ubuntu linux vm) is:

$ java -version
java version "1.8.0_45"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_45-b14)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.45-b02, mixed mode)

The java version on the local machine (Mac OS) is slightly different:

$ java -version    
java version "1.8.0_40"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_40-b25)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.40-b25, mixed mode)

In jvisualvm I add the remote connection as follows (tried both with ssl connection and without):

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This is the error message jvisualvm gives me:

Error Message given by jvisualvm

I can connect from the local host to the remote host with the command telnet 192.168.59.99:9010, when the remote process is running — so this does not seem to be a firewall problem.

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/30069643/remote-monitoring-with-visualvm-and-jmx