Since Java 7u40, the JDK has included the Java Flight Recorder tool. If you remember the available commands in jcmd, you had some JFR.* options, which are directly related to this tool. It allows you to capture a set of JVM events. It is coupled with Java Mission Control (JMC), which enables you to analyze and exploit the JVM events.
Launching it is easy:
Once it is launched, you'll get a welcome screen; the view looks similar to the jvisualvm view, with a list of the available processes on the left-hand side:
You can use the same kind of hints as for jvisualvm to identify the process. If you are not ...