User Guide

Intel® VTune™ Profiler User Guide

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Date 12/16/2022

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macOS* Support

You can run Intel® VTune™ Profiler on a macOS* host system to launch a collection on a remote Linux* system or Android* system. You can also view the data collection result on the macOS host. However, Intel® VTune™ Profiler does not support data collection on a local macOS machine.


See the Intel VTune Profiler Installation Guide - macOS for detailed information about installing and configuring VTune Profiler for use on a macOS host.

  1. Install VTune Profiler on your macOS host.

  2. Set up a SSH connection to your remote target. You may need to install the appropriate drivers on the target system:

Get Started

  1. Launch the VTune Profiler GUI from the Launchpad or launch the command line collector by executing the amplxe-vars script and running the vtune command. By default, VTune Profiler is installed under the /Applications directory. For more information, see Standalone VTune Profiler Interface.

  2. Create a new project.

  3. Click the Configure Analysis icon to set up your remote collection. This opens the Performance Snapshot analysis type by default.

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    In the WHERE pane, select a remote Linux or Android target.

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    In the WHAT pane, provide the path to your application on the target Linux system.

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    Click the Start button to run a Performance Snapshot on the application. The analysis result is collected remotely and copied to the host when collection completes. An analysis-specific viewpoint opens to display the results.

  4. View and analyze the results on the host system.

Profiling support for the macOS* 11 operating system is deprecated and will be removed in a future release.

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