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Release Notes

VisualVM 1.4.2 has been released on September 27th, 2018. This document describes changes introduced by this release.

System Requirements

Supported OS:

  • Microsoft Windows (10, 8, 7, Vista, Server): 32bit & 64bit
  • Linux: Intel platform, 32bit & 64bit
  • Linux ARM HFLT (Raspberry Pi), JDK 8+ only
  • macOS: Intel platform, 64bit

Required Software:

  • Oracle JDK 8+
  • OpenJDK 8+


Features and Enhancements:

  • Support for dark OS themes
  • Full support for running on JDK 11 and monitoring/profiling Java 11 processes

Fixed Bugs:

  • GH-86: Metaspace not recognized
  • GH-96: Thread state is WAIT instead of PARK when monitoring Java 9+ application
  • GH-102: Unreadable text in GNOME default dark theme
  • GH-103: Incorrect main class for application started from JDK 9+ module

Known Problems

  • NetBeans Issue 245522: Instrumented CPU profiling fails on JDK7u65 with -target >=1.7
  • Java.net Issue 148: VisualVM hangs when lost remote connection
  • Java.net Issue 120: JMX application datasource cannot be reused on application restart

To view all known problems please see the VisualVM Issues page.