How do I identify high CPU utilization by Java threads on Linux/Solaris

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  • Java application using a large percentage of CPU
  • Java application server (JBoss EAP, Tomcat) high CPU utilization
  • CPU resource data is needed to diagnose high CPU usage
  • Need to identify a java thread utilizing large CPU resources
  • There is an elevated CPU consume in the processors of our virtual server where we could not evidence using TOP command


  • Java application or application server (e.g., Red Hat JBoss EAP, Tomcat, etc.) on Linux/Solaris

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