Java Remote Debugging with Eclipse

How remote debugging an java application server using eclipse

Start java application and tell the JVM that it will be debugged remotely
For this, add the following options to the JVM arguments for remote debugging:

java -Xdebug -Xrunjdwp:transport=dt_socket,address=8998,server=y,suspend=n

And then just start IDE's remote debugger to listening on port 8998

transport=dt_socket tells that the debugger connections will be made through a socket while the address=8998 parameter informs it that the port number will be 8998. For suspend=y , the JVM starts in suspended mode and stays suspended until a debugger is attached to it.

Configuring Eclipse to Debug a Remotely Running Application

  • Start Eclipse
  • Navigate to Run -> Debug Configurations
  • Create a new Remote Java Application configuration
  • Configure the remote application's details
  • click Apply
See Also
Debugging J2EE Applications
Debugging with the Eclipse Platform