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Different Methods to Generate Java Heap Dump to Help Troubleshoot Issues in WebLogic Server (Doc ID 2446964.1)

Last updated on MARCH 16, 2020

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 7 and later
Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.3.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

There are several ways to generate Java heap dump in order to help troubleshoot issues with WebLogic Server

This document provides confirmed methods using JDK7 and later version (but almost all may be applied to JDK6).

Troubleshooting Steps

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In this Document
Purpose
Troubleshooting Steps
 1. Use jmap (most popular)
 2. Use jcmd
 3. Use Java Option (recommend in server rroducts)
 4. Use gcore and jmap
 5. Use jmc (Java Mission Control)
 6. Use jconsole
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