Check wildfly-gc-status


This check plugin prints the garbage collector of a WildFly server, using its HTTP-JSON based API (JBossAS REST Management API). This allows us to monitor the application server without any additional configuration and installation - no need to deploy WAR-Agents like Jolokia. The plugin supports both standalone mode and domain mode.

Tested with WildFly 11 and WildFly 23.

To create a monitoring user, do this:

What type of user do you wish to add?
 a) Management User (
 b) Application User (
(a): a

Enter the details of the new user to add.
Using realm 'ManagementRealm' as discovered from the existing property files.
Username : wildfly-monitoring
Password :
Re-enter Password :
What groups do you want this user to belong to? (Please enter a comma separated list, or leave blank for none)[  ]:
About to add user 'wildfly-monitoring' for realm 'ManagementRealm'
Is this correct yes/no? yes
Is this new user going to be used for one AS process to connect to another AS process?
e.g. for a slave host controller connecting to the master or for a Remoting connection for server to server Jakarta Enterprise Beans calls.
yes/no? no

Fact Sheet

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Check Interval Recommendation

Once a minute

Can be called without parameters


Available for

Python 2, Python 3, Windows




usage: wildfly-gc-status [-h] [-V] [--instance INSTANCE]
                         [--mode {standalone,domain}] [--node NODE] -p
                         PASSWORD [--timeout TIMEOUT] [--url URL] --username

Prints the status of the Wildfly/JBossAS garbage collector.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -V, --version         show program's version number and exit
  --instance INSTANCE   The instance (server-config) to check if running in
                        domain mode.
  --mode {standalone,domain}
                        The mode the server is running.
  --node NODE           The node (host) if running in domain mode.
  -p PASSWORD, --password PASSWORD
                        WildFly API password.
  --timeout TIMEOUT     Network timeout in seconds. Default: 3 (seconds)
  --url URL             WildFly API URL. Default: http://localhost:9990
  --username USERNAME   WildFly API username. Default: wildfly-admin

Usage Examples

./wildfly-gc-status --username wildfly-monitoring --password password --url http://wildfly:9990


MarkSweepCompact: CollectionCount 2.0, CollectionTime 1s; Copy: CollectionCount 32.0, CollectionTime 4s


  • Always returns OK.

Perfdata / Metrics





Continous Counter

The total number of collections that have occurred.



The approximate accumulated collection elapsed time in milliseconds.

<name> is the name of the garbage collector.

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