Novell Service Desk Getting Java.lang.outofmemoryexception:PermGen Space

  • 7012249
  • 10-Jul-2008
  • 17-Jun-2013


Novell Service Desk


When logging into the Novell Service Desk web console, a memory exception is being generated. The environment under consideration is Tomcat deployed on recent version of JDK


This error occures when there is not enough memory to continue the execution of a program.

In this case increasing the size of  JVM (Initial pool memory and maximum pool size) within Tomcat properties. The increase would depend on the size of system RAM specs.

Outofmemory:PermGen Space
This error occurs when the JVM runs out of space in the permanent generation heap (garbage collection fails).

Since the defaults for the JVM are quite low, increase the default using -XX:MaxPermSize.

Additional Information

Formerly known as 1000467