This agent returns performance metrics for an Apache Tomcat server. In order to gain access to the JMX data, the server needs to be started using the following JVM parameters:

These parameters can be added by editing the catalina.bat or in the bin folder of the Tomcat installation folder. Add the line highlighted in the example below.

if not exist "%CATALINA_BASE%\conf\" goto noJuli
set JAVA_OPTS=%JAVA_OPTS% -Djava.util.logging.manager=org.apache.juli.ClassLoaderLogManager -Djava.util.logging.config.file="%CATALINA_BASE%\conf\"
rem ----- Execute The Requested Command ---------------------------------------

IxoraRMS Version

This agent is available since v1.1.

Local/Remote Modes

The agent supports both local and remote modes.

Supported Versions

The agent supports Tomcat versions 5.x and 6.x.


The following configuration options are available:

  • Username: optional user name to use
  • Password: optional password to use
  • Root folder: optional path used by the relative Classpath entries below.
  • Classpath: optional list of jars required, the path is relative to the Root folder above.
  • Extra properties: optional list of properties provided as comma separated entries of the form name=value (eg. prop1=val1,prop2=val2...)
  • Connection string: the JSR160 connection string required to establish the JMX connection to the Tomcat server.

Usually the only parameter that needs to be set is the connection string. The value must be JSR160 URL (e.g. service:jmx:rmi:///jndi/rmi://{host}:9999/jmxrmi)


All data available from Tomcat via JMX is accessible; the runtime data is not structured but dashboards are provided that contain the most useful data views. Note that in order to get the content to refresh you need to set up an entity refresh interval on the Catalina entity (see the screenshot below).