Eclipse System Monitor
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Eclipse System Monitor

Purpose and Introduction

Eclipse System Monitor provides information about performance or load of the host on which Eclipse runs. It is designed to be unobtrusive but yet visible enough to watch the system performance from the corner of one's eye. The monitor is (usually) displayed on lower border of the Eclipse workbench inside the status bar.

The System Monitor currently supports the following metrics:

  • CPU / Core Monitor

Eclipse System Monitor requires at least two Eclipse plugins: "Eclipse System Monitor Core" and so called "OS Specific Extension". The first plugin provides OS independent System Monitor functionality which rely on operating system specific data collectors. These "data collectors" for different operating systems are provided by various "OS Specific Extensions".

If you miss the "OS Specific Extension" please submit a Feature Request of category "Request OS Specific Extension" via project tracker on the sourceforge.net project page.

If you are a developer and want to contribute an "OS Specific Extension" please feel free to do so. Contributing an extension is really easy as you can read on Eclipse System Monitor Developer Reference.


It is recommended to install Eclipse System Monitor using Eclipse update mechanism. Simply add
Update-Site URL: http://eclipsesysmon.sourceforge.net/update/site.xml
to Eclipse Update Manager (in Eclipse menu: Help/Install new Software... or similar). The available plugins will be presented by Eclipse. Please install "Eclipse System Monitor Core" plugin and the "OS Specific Extension" that fits your operating system(s). Multi-system environments (having the same eclipse instance running on e.g. Windows Vista and Windows XP) are supported by installing OS Specific Extensions for all operating systems.

Alternatively Eclipse System Monitor Core plugin and OS Specific Extension can be downloaded as files on the sourceforge.net project space. Please follow instructions provided by Eclipse how to install plugins manually.


Documentation regarding Eclipse System Monitor can be accessed within Eclipse (e.g. menu Help/Help Contents -> Eclipse System Monitor) or with the links below:


SWC is published under Eclipse Public License - v 1.0.

Sourceforge.net Project Space

Please feel free to use the facilities offered by sourceforge.net project space. Besides file downloads the project space provides:

  • information about what is going on in the project
  • announcements of new releases and new supported operating systems via RSS feed and mailing list
  • trackers for defects and feature requests (please use the appropriate category)
  • discussion forums
  • a lot of other interesting and useful stuff
  • and a recommendation chart. Please vote for the project (only if you like it ;-)

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