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Configure JVM Options

You can configure the JVM options for your Hub instance. These options let you manage behavioral, garbage collection, performance, and debugging options for your server. These parameters cannot be updated in the Hub user interface.

For a complete list of Hub-specific configuration parameters, see Configuration Parameters.

Hub stores JVM options in an internal file named hub.jvmoptions. Every time you start the Hub service, Hub reads this file and applies the parameters that are stored in this configuration to the Hub instance.

There are two methods that you can use to update these parameters:

Method

Description

Update the parameter on a persistent basis.

To change the value of a parameter on a persistent basis, you can either:

  • Set the value programmatically using the configure command.

  • Update the JVM option manually in the hub.jvmoptions file.

Update the parameter temporarily.

You can pass the JVM option on a temporary basis as an ad hoc start parameter. The value for the parameter is set for the current run only. The hub.jvmoptions file is not updated, so when you restart your Hub instance without the start parameter, the parameter resets to the value that is stored in the configuration.

Use this option to test changes to your environment before you apply them on a persistent basis.

Update Parameters on a Persistent Basis

When you want to update a JVM option on a persistent basis, update the hub.jvmoptions file. You can update the file programmatically, or manually change the settings in the file.

Update JVM Options with a Command

You can set properties and JVM options for your server with the configure command. You can use this method for any type of Hub installation.

To update JVM options programmatically for a Docker image:

  1. Use the following command to stop the Hub service:

    docker exec <containerId> stop
  2. Run the configure command:

    docker run -it --rm \ -v <path to conf directory>:/opt/hub/conf jetbrains/hub:<version> \ configure \ -J<[+-]jvmOptions>

    Replace -J<[+-]jvmOptions> with the list of JVM options that you want to update in the configuration file. The symbol that precedes the option determines how it is applied.

    • Add an option to the configuration file with the - symbol.

    • Remove an option from the configuration file with the + symbol. If you specify a value, the corresponding option is only removed if it has exactly the same value.

    For example:

    docker run -it --rm \ -v <path to conf directory>:/opt/hub/conf jetbrains/hub:<version> \ configure \ -J-XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError \ -J-Xmx1024m
  3. Restart the Hub service:

    docker start <containerId>

To update JVM options programmatically for an MSI installation:

  1. Use the Services Microsoft Management Console (MMC) to stop the Windows service that runs Hub (Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services).

  2. In a command-line interface, change the directory to <hub_home>\bin.

    For an MSI installation, the <hub_home> directory is the location where the MSI distribution was installed. The default installation directory is C:\Hub

  3. Enter the hub.bat configure command, followed by the JVM options that you want to update in the configuration file. The symbol that precedes the option determines how it is applied.

    • Add an option to the configuration file with the - symbol.

    • Remove an option from the configuration file with the + symbol. If you specify a value, the corresponding option is only removed if it has exactly the same value.

    For example:

    hub.bat configure -J-XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError -J-Xmx1024m
  4. Switch back to the Services Microsoft Management Console (MMC) and restart the Hub Windows service.

To update JVM options programmatically for a ZIP installation:

  1. Open a command-line interface and enter the following command to stop the Hub service:

    hub.sh stop
  2. Change the directory to <hub_home>/bin.

    For a ZIP installation, the <hub_home> directory is the location where the ZIP distribution was unpacked during installation.

  3. Enter the hub.sh configure command, followed by the JVM options that you want to update in the configuration file. The symbol that precedes the option determines how it is applied.

    • Add an option to the configuration file with the - symbol.

    • Remove an option from the configuration file with the + symbol. If you specify a value, the corresponding option is only removed if it has exactly the same value.

    For example:

    hub.sh configure -J-XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError -J-Xmx1024m
  4. Use the following command to restart the Hub service:

    hub.sh restart

Modify JVM Options Manually

If you prefer not to modify the file from the command line, you can edit the hub.jvmoptions file manually. This file is created automatically when you modify the default configuration. The location of the file depends on the distribution type of your Hub installation.

If you have not changed the JVM options for your server, the directory contains a sample configuration file. The sample configuration file uses the .dist extension and contains a list of default JVM options. If the file you want to edit does not exist:

  • Copy the hub.jvmoptions.dist file and save it as hub.jvmoptions

    or

  • Create a hub.jvmoptions file in this directory and paste the contents of the sample configuration file into it.

You can then edit the contents of the file to configure the JVM options.

To update JVM options manually in a Docker container:

  1. Stop Hub:

    docker exec <containerId> stop
  2. Open the hub.jvmoptions file.

    For a Docker image, the file is located in the conf directory on the host machine that is mapped to the /opt/hub/conf directory inside the container.

  3. Start the Hub service:

    docker start <containerId>

To update JVM options manually for an MSI installation:

  1. Use the Services Microsoft Management Console (MMC) to stop the Windows service that runs Hub (Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services).

  2. Open the hub.jvmoptions file.

    For an MSI distribution the file is located in the %programdata%\JetBrains\Hub\conf directory.

    You can locate the path to the conf folder in the <Hub installation directory>\internal\conf\installation.xml file. The path is written to the property default-appdata-root. For example:

    <default-appdata-root>C:\ProgramData\JetBrains\Hub</default-appdata-root>
  3. Edit the JVM options directly in the file. To set the value for a pre-defined JVM option, remove the special characters that mark the corresponding line as a comment and change the property to the desired value.

  4. Save and close the file.

  5. Switch back to the Services Microsoft Management Console (MMC) and restart the Hub Windows service.

To update JVM options manually for a ZIP installation:

  1. Open a command-line interface and enter the following command to stop the Hub service:

    hub.sh stop
  2. Open the hub.jvmoptions file.

    For a ZIP distribution, the file is located in the <Hub installation directory>/conf directory.

  3. Edit the JVM options directly in the file. To set the value for a pre-defined JVM option, remove the special characters that mark the corresponding line as a comment and change the property to the desired value.

  4. Save and close the file.

  5. Use the following command to restart the Hub service:

    hub.sh restart

Update Parameters Temporarily

When you want to modify a JVM option on a temporary basis, you can use an ad hoc parameter in the service start command. This method bypasses the hub.jvmoptions file and runs Hub with the specified parameters. Subsequent starts that do not specify the ad hoc parameter use the JVM options that are stored in the configuration file.

To pass a JVM option as an ad hoc parameter in a Docker image:

  1. Use the following command to stop the Hub service:

    docker exec <containerId> stop
  2. Run the configure-next-start command:

    docker run -it --rm \ -v <path to conf directory>:/opt/hub/conf jetbrains/hub:<version> \ configure-next-start \ <ad hoc JVM options>

    For the <ad hoc JVM options>, specify the list of JVM options that should be applied on the next start of Hub service. Specify the ad hoc JVM options in the following format:

    --J<JVM option>

    --J is the ad hoc prefix followed by the option. Do not add any spaces between the prefix and the option. The symbol that precedes the option determines how it is applied.

    • Add an option with the - symbol.

    • Ignore an option with the + symbol. If you specify a value, the corresponding option is only ignored if it has exactly the same value.

    For example:

    docker run -it --rm \ -v <path to conf directory>:/opt/hub/conf jetbrains/hub:<version> \ configure-next-start \ --J-XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError \ --J-Xmx1024m
  3. Restart the Hub service:

    docker start <containerId>

    • The Hub service starts using the specified settings.

    • The hub.jvmoptions file is not modified.

To pass a JVM option as an ad hoc parameter in an MSI installation:

  1. Use the Services Microsoft Management Console (MMC) to stop the Windows service that runs Hub (Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services).

  2. In a command-line interface, change the directory to <hub_home>\bin.

    For an MSI installation, the <hub_home> directory is the location where the MSI distribution was installed. The default installation directory is C:\Hub

  3. Enter the hub.bat start command, followed by the settings that you want to pass to the Hub database on start.

    • Use the --J prefix to pass the settings as ad hoc parameters.

    • Follow the prefix with a JVM option. Do not add any spaces between the prefix and the option. The symbol that precedes the option determines how it is applied.

      • Add an option with the - symbol.

      • Ignore an option with the + symbol. If you specify a value, the corresponding option is only ignored if it has exactly the same value.

    For example:

    hub.sh start --J-XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError --J-Xmx1024m
    • The Hub service starts using the specified settings.

    • The hub.jvmoptions file is not modified.

To pass a JVM option as an ad hoc parameter in a ZIP installation:

  1. In a command-line interface, enter the following command to stop the Hub service:

    hub.sh stop
  2. Change the directory to <hub_home>/bin.

    For a ZIP installation, the <hub_home> directory is the location where the ZIP distribution was unpacked during installation.

  3. Enter the hub.sh start command, followed by the settings that you want to pass to the Hub database on start.

    • Use the --J prefix to pass the settings as ad hoc parameters.

    • Follow the prefix with a JVM option. Do not add any spaces between the prefix and the option. The symbol that precedes the option determines how it is applied.

      • Add an option with the - symbol.

      • Ignore an option with the + symbol. If you specify a value, the corresponding option is only ignored if it has exactly the same value.

    For example:

    hub.sh start --J-XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError --J-Xmx1024m
    • The Hub service starts using the specified settings.

    • The hub.jvmoptions file is not modified.

To run Hub with the previous settings, restart the service without passing any custom parameters.

Default JVM Options

The following JVM options are configured for your Hub instance by default.

-ea -XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError -XX:HeapDumpPath=%APP_LOGS_DIR%\ -XX:ErrorFile=%APP_LOGS_DIR%%FILE_SEPARATOR%\hs_err_pid%%\p.log -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 *Djava.awt.headless=true -XX:MaxPermSize=150m -XX:MaxMetaspaceSize=150m -Xmx600m -Dorg.eclipse.jetty.server.Request.maxFormContentSize=5000000 -Dorg.eclipse.jetty.server.Request.maxFormKeys=10000
Last modified: 11 November 2022