Pico Viewer

The Pico Viewer displays a list of all Pico clients currently online in the system. Pico clients are grouped in pico-started instances. For instance, ec1 in the figure below is a pico-started instance.

To open the Pico Viewer, click the Tools button in the upper left part of the Desktop window, and then select Pico Viewer from the menu.

Pico Viewer


Group / Instance

Name of the group and pico instance. For each and every of one the pico instances (Platform, Desktop, EC, etc), a JVM is started.


Allows the user to remove a pico instance from the system in case it is unreachable. The Platform never automatically unregisters such an instance since it is accepted that it can reside on an unreliable network.


Indicates if the Pico instance is SSL secured or not.

Start Time

The time the pico instance was started.


Used, available, and maximum memory on the hosting JVM.

Response [ms]

The time it took in milliseconds for the local Desktop to invoke a ping on the pico instance.

Marked for Shutdown

A warning sign in this column indicates that a pico instance is marked for shutdown, via the mzsh command pico, and should not be assigned workflows.

This column is only applicable to ECs.

For further information about the pico command, see pico.

Tool-Tip Information

Hover the mouse over any of the instances in the Group / Instance column to display information on the OS, JVMs, architecture, and processors on which it is running, as well as the username. 

The tooltip of a pico instance

Hover the mouse over any of the objects in the Memory column to display detailed information on the memory usage of the hosting JVM.

The tooltip of memory usage