Gshell will initiate another JVM, so if you use Gshell command to manage Geronimo, you might want to try the solution that David said.

Other than that, you can use scripts in <Geronimo_HOME>/bin, such as startup.bat, pass in arguments using 

startup.bat [JAVA_OPTS]

setjavaenv.bat is used to locate JAVA_HOME/JRE_HOME for geronimo instance to start, I thing options you set in there will not be executed.

Anything incorrect, please let me know.

Jeff C

On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 2:47 PM, David Jencks <> wrote:
I recommend using gshell and setting this stuff in etc/rc.d/start-server,default.groovy

david jencks

On Aug 18, 2009, at 10:48 PM, Florian Schaetz wrote:


I just searched for a while but I didn't find anything: How do I set VM arguments for geronimo without using Eclipse (on a windows machine)? In Eclipse it's easy and well documented, but where do I set them in the config files?

I tried adding...

set JAVA_OPTS=... the setjavaenv.bat file, but Geronimo seems to ignore that.