User Guide


Platform Profiler Analysis

Use the Platform Profiler analysis type to get a holistic view of system behavior. Get insights into platform configuration, utilization, performance, and imbalance issues related to compute, memory, storage, IO and interconnects. Use this low-overhead analysis type to perform system characterization on a deployed system that runs a full load over an extended period.
Platform profiler analysis is a coarse-grained, system level analysis that can help you triage and characterize your system for a particular workload. It differs from the System Overview Analysis in some important ways.
System Overview Analysis
Platform Profiler Analysis
Type of analysis
Analysis coverage
Hardware and software
Hardware only
Type of workload
Short running (~ few minutes)
Long running (~several hours)
Use Platform Profiler Analysis to ensure that you use available hardware in the most optimal way for a long running workload.

Configure and Run Analysis

Create a project.
  1. Click
    Configure Analysis
    on the
    welcome screen.
  2. In the
    Platform Analyses
    group in the Analysis Tree, select the
    Platform Profiler
    analysis type.
  3. In the
    pane, select
    Profile System
    . If necessary, you can set limits on the size and time for data collection in the
  4. Click the Start button to run the analysis.
To run this analysis from the command line , click the Command Line button at the bottom.
Once data collection is complete, see a performance overview in the Platform Profiler viewpoint.

Product and Performance Information


Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at