Connecting to JMX from visualVM using SSH tunnel

I used the following source:

I did this in windows using git bash that has ssh command. You can also do using cygwin or pure minggw.

1) Run ssh tunnel command in command prompt (I do this in git bash/MINGGW32).

ssh -D 9010 -p 22 root@IP -v

2) Run your application on server with JMX options

java -jar 

3) Run visualVM through socks proxy to connect:

visualvm -J-Dnetbeans.system_socks_proxy=localhost:9010

4) Actually add your JMX remote connection in visualVM

Menelaos Bakopoulos

Mr. Menelaos Bakopoulos is currently pursuing his PhD both at Center for TeleInFrastruktur (CTiF) at Aalborg University (AAU) in Denmark and Athens Information Technology (AIT) in Athens, Greece. He received a Master in Information Technology and Telecommunications Systems from Athens Information Technology and a B.Sc. in Computer Science & Management Information Systems from the American College of Thessaloniki. Since April 2008 he has been a member of the Multimedia, Knowledge, and Web Technologies Group.

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