Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am currently using Visual VM to monitor the heap memory usage of my Java application. However I would like to somehow see the heap memory usage over a span of time and not just get a snapshot. Is there a way to do this using Visual VM? If yes, how? If not, what tool can I used to do this?

share|improve this question

If you are using linux try

if windows use RUN->perfmon

share|improve this answer

Have you tried visualgc which comes with jvmstat?

If you are willing to pay, YourKit ( has a pretty good java profiler.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .