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Author's profile photo Siddhesh Satardekar

How to monitor tomcat Heap in Business intelligence platform and Data services


Analytics Solutions like Business intelligence platform ,Data Services and various others use tomcat as web server. Tomcat is java based and use its own memory area for web apps.



Many times we come across situation where JVM heap gets used heavily and gets 100% utilized  and then its start utilizing native memory.To efficiently size your JVM heap there is this tool jconsole which is offered in sapjvm which is present in business objects executable.


Setting up jconsole on windows


  • Login to web server


  • Set below 4 property in tomcat Configuration


  • Restart tomcat
  • Browse to your D:\Business Objects\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\win64_x64\sapjvm\bin and run below command
  • jconsole.exe <hostname>:8008    (Here 8008 is the port that we have set in propoerty)



Setting up jconsole on unix


File in question in unix


Data service  –


Location of jconsole



Location of



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      Author's profile photo Keith Fisher
      Keith Fisher

      Hi Siddhesh,

      thanks for posting this, it is quite helpful for an issue I am troubleshooting with a client. Can you expand upon how heap memory interacts with the metaspace in Tomcat 8? Are they related or separate?