Troubleshooting Hazelcast Clusters
Management Center writes log entries for each connection failure and allows you to trigger garbage collection and take thread dumps. This section describes how to work with these operations to help identifying the issues in a Hazelcast cluster.
Logs for Cluster Connection Failures
Management Center logs all cluster connection failures, their reasons and retry attempts to
Running Garbage Collection
Running a garbage collection means cleaning up a member’s memory, e.g., removing the unused data structure objects. It is not recommended to run it unless instructed by the Hazelcast support team.
To run garbage collection for a specific member, go to Cluster > Members and select the member in question. In the member details screen, you will see Run GC.
Once you click the button, you will be asked to confirm. Note that this operation does not write information to a file, only cleans up the member’s memory in the background.
Taking a Thread Dump
Thread dumps may be useful to troubleshoot a member that is deadlocked or slow; they provide detailed information on threads, including the state for each thread. We recommend collecting and providing multiple thread dumps when submitting a support ticket.
To take a thread dump for a member, go to Cluster > Members and select the member in question. In the member details screen, you will see Thread Dump next to Run GC as shown in the above screenshot. This operation shows the collected thread dump in a separate dialog.
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