Oracle® Solaris Studio 12.4: Performance Analyzer

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Updated: January 2015

Using Performance Analyzer on a Desktop Client

You can install a special version of Performance Analyzer on a desktop client system and connect to a remote server where the tools are installed.

    Requirements of the client system:

  • Operating system must be Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, or Oracle Solaris.

  • The version of the Performance Analyzer must match the version of Oracle Solaris Studio tools installed on the remote system.

  • Java 1.7 or 1.8 must be in the user's path.

    Requirements of the remote system:

  • Operating system must be Oracle Solaris or Linux.

  • Secure Shell (SSH) daemon, sshd must be running

  • Oracle Solaris Studio software must be accessible on the remote host and you need to know the path to the software.

  • You must have a user account on the host.

A version of Performance Analyzer for use on a client system is available in a tar file that you can copy to any system including Mac OS X or Windows machines. This version is known as the remote Performance Analyzer client, and enables you to use Performance Analyzer on any system that has Java 1.7 or Java 1.8 available.

The remote Performance Analyzer client is located in the Oracle Solaris Studio installation at /Oracle-Solaris-Studio-install-dir/lib/analyzer/RemoteAnalyzer.tar.

Before you can use Performance Analyzer on a desktop client you must install the special remote version on the client as described in the following task.

How to Use the Remote Performance Analyzer on a Client

  1. Copy the RemoteAnalyzer.tar file to the desktop client system where you want to run it.
  2. Extract RemoteAnalyzer.tar using a file extraction utility or command.

    Note that on Windows you might need to install an application such as WinZip or 7-Zip to extract the file.

    The extracted RemoteAnalyzer directory contains scripts for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris, and a README.txt file.

  3. Execute the script for the system you are using.

    Double-click the AnalyzerWindows.bat file: in the RemoteAnalyzer directory.


    Double-click the AnalyzerMacOS.command file: in the RemoteAnalyzer directory.


    Run the script in a terminal window.

    Oracle Solaris

    Run the script in a terminal window.

    The Performance Analyzer window opens to show the Welcome screen with only the features that work remotely enabled. For more information, see theRemoteAnalyzer/README.txt file.