Tomcat Servlet Container


This document describes how to collect JMX metrics exposed by Apache Tomcat Servlet Containers for long-term retention and monitoring in Axibase Time Series Database.


  • Apache Tomcat 6+

Installation Steps

Enable JMX in Java Application

Configure your Java for JMX monitoring as described by the JMX Job Documentation.

Import Tomcat job into Axibase Collector

  • On the Jobs page, select Import from the split-button below the table and upload the job file depending on the version of your servlet container engine:
  • Catalina
  • Standalone

Configure Tomcat JMX Connection

  • Open the Jobs > JMX page and select the jmx-tomcat job.
  • For each JMX Configuration:
    • Provide connection parameters to the target Tomcat:

  • Click Test and Ensure that the result is similar to the below screenshot:

Schedule the Job

  • Open the JMX Job page and click Run for the Tomcat JMX job.
  • Ensure that the job status is COMPLETED and Items Read and Sent commands are greater than 0.

  • If there are no errors, set job status to Enabled and save the job.

Verify Metrics in ATSD

  • Log in to ATSD.
  • Open the Metrics tab and filter metrics by name jmx.tomcat*.

Viewing Data in ATSD



Entity group

  • Open the Settings menu and select Entity Groups, click Import, and upload tomcat_entity_group.xml.
  • Select the imported apache-tomcat group.
  • Verify that the group contains your Tomcat hosts.

Entity Views

  • Open the Entity Views menu and select Configure, click Import, and upload tomcat_entity_view.xml.
  • Select the imported Apache Tomcat Containers view.
  • Select the Entity Group that you created earlier.
  • Click View and browse information about your entities:


  • Open the Portals menu and select Configure, click Import from the split-button below the table, and upload tomcat_portal.xml.
  • Click the Assign link and associate the portal with the entity group created earlier.
  • Open the Entities tabs, find the java application by name, and the Portal icon.

Tomcat Portal