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Java Options and Arguments

In order to ensure cost efficiency, all BitssCloud-managed Java servers are automatically configured to utilize memory in the most beneficial way by adjusting the main Java memory parameters based on the number of resources, allocated to a container.

Tip: Non-BitssCloud-managed Java-based containers can be optimized in a similar way using the Java Memory Agent add-on.

Herewith, for high performance or any other custom configurations, the default options can be manually changed.

1. In order to provide all the preferred Java options at once, the variables.conf file can be utilized.

Depending on a particular application server you are working with, the exact location may vary:

  • Tomcat, TomEE – /opt/tomcat/conf/variables.conf
  • Jetty – /opt/jetty/etc/variables.conf
  • Spring Boot – /opt/shared/conf/variables.conf
  • GlassFish – /opt/glassfish/glassfish/domains/domain1/config/variables.conf
  • Payara – /opt/payara/glassfish/domains/domain1/config/variables.conf
  • WildFly – /opt/wildfly/conf/variables.conf

2. Restart nodes after applying changes.

Redefining Main Java Parameters

The most essential memory parameters (-Xms, -Xmn, -Xmx, -Xminf, -Xmaxf, -XX: MaxPermSize, -XX:+Use.*GC) can be redefined using the dedicated environment variables.

Like example, you can Add the -Xmx option (i.e. maximum size for the Java heap memory):



Spring Boot and Java Engine Specific Variables

When operating with the Spring Boot and Java Engine templates, you can provide two additional variables:

  1. JAVA_OPTS – to customize Java options for your app (similar to the variables.conf file).
  2. JAVA_ARGS – to pass some custom arguments to your application’s main function.

Restart your application server(s) in order to apply changes.

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