I have wanted to learn how to profile JBoss with Eclipse for a while now, but wasn’t able to find any good documentation on the web. I finally got the time to figure out all the pieces to the process, so here are my notes.
These notes will refer to the Eclipse profiler plugin known as “EclipseColorer” which is maintained at http://sourceforge.net/projects/eclipsecolorer/ . There are some other profiling modules in existence, but this one seems to be the most active and complete.
The first piece that was missing was any definitive evidence that it ran with a modern version of JBoss. The most recent documentation stated it had been confirmed to work with “jboss-3.0.6_tomcat-4.1.18”. So let me just state for the record: I have EclipseColorer version 0.5.31 (dated May 24, 2004) running with JBoss 4.0.0RC1 under Windows and Linux.