To Configure Studio’s Default VM (Windows)

To configure the default VM for Anypoint Studio:

  1. Locate your AnypointStudio.ini file:

    This file is located within your Anypoint Studio’s installation directory.

  2. Add the -vm option to point to your specific JDK installation path.

    The paths detailed below are examples for the JDK 1.8 paths.
    If you want to configure older JDKs as the default VM for Anypoint Studio, provide the installation path to the version you want to use.


    Blank spaces are not allowed when defining paths on Windows. This is why \Program Files\ changes to \progra~1\.

    If you encounter “Java was started but returned exit code=1” error while starting Anypoint Studio, modify the -vm argument to point to the jvm.dll as follows:


When configuring the -vm option, its format must be exact:

  • The -vm option and the installation path must be in separate lines.

  • The value must be the full absolute or relative path to the Java executable, not just to the Java home directory.

  • The -vm option must occur after the other Studio-specific options (such as -product, --launcher.*, etc), but before the -vmargs option, since everything after -vmargs is passed directly to the JVM.

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