IBM Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools - Garbage Collection and Memory Visualizer Version 2.8

IBM provides tooling and documentation to assist in the understanding, monitoring, and problem diagnosis of applications and deployments running IBM Runtime Environments for Java or IBM SDK for Node.js.

The IBM Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools - Garbage Collection and Memory Visualizer (GCMV) is a tool which allows you to visualize and analyse the memory usage and garbage collection activity of your Java or JavaScript application.

GCMV Overview

IBM Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools - Garbage Collection and Memory Visualizer (GCMV) provides analysis and views of your applications verbose gc output. GCMV displays the data in both graphical and tabulated form. It provides a clear summary and interprets the information to produce a series of tuning recommendations.

Use GCMV to help you:

Features and benefits

GCMV uses a powerful statistical analysis engine which provides guidance on improvements in these areas:

GCMV provides a flexible user interface, making it possible to carry out further analysis of the data and to "drill down" into the causes of trends or data points of interest. The GCMV graphical interface provides the following capabilities:

For example Figure 1 shows GCMV running in the IBM Support Assistant Workbench.

GCMV advanced perspective view
Figure 1. GCMV line plot

System requirements

GCMV is installed within the IBM Support Assistant Workbench.

GCMV supports the following file types:

Installation

GCMV can be installed within the IBM Support Assistant Team Server and Workbench or can be installed into an eclipse workbench:

IBM Support Assistant Workbench

To install GCMV in the IBM Support Assistant Workbench follow the steps in the technote How to Install and Run Tools through the IBM Support Assistant. Whilst following the instructions in the technote please note that in the Tools Add-ons dialog GCMV is listed under the 'JVM-based Tools' folder as 'IBM Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools - Garbage Collection and Memory Visualizer for ISAv4'

IBM Support Assistant Team Server

To install GCMV in the IBM Support Assistant Team Server refer to the instructions in the technote How to Install and Update Problem Determination Tools for IBM Support Assistant 5.0 Team Server.

Eclipse workbench

To install GCMV from the Eclipse Marketplace:

  • Search for 'GCMV' in the Eclipse Marketplace.
  • Use the GCMV Eclipse Update site.
  • Garbage Collection and Memory Visualizer is listed under the category IBM Runtime Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools
  • Open the GCMV perspective to get started

Contact information

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