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How to connect jconsole to a remote tomcat on a linux machine resolving connection refused issue

Follow these steps:

open the jmx port on the tomcat jvm

fill the (under TOMCAT-HOME/bin) with the following parameters


It’s important to use CATALINA_OPTS and not JAVA_OPTS to resolve tomcat shutdown issue

On linux it’s likely to have a connection refused issue.

So start jconsole in debugging mode (jconsole -debug from a terminal). If you see a local (from server point of view) ip (e.g. you must go on server, type hostname -i and see how the hostname it’s resolved by the server (e.g. Then you must change the row of etc/hosts file where the server hostname is translated into the local ip ( You can delete the row and use the DNS or insert the server ip.


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