Sunday, May 9, 2010

Generating An IBM Heap Dump On Windows

I recently was trying to force a Java heap dump on windows running in IBM WebSphere Application Server. I clicked around, found a few sites, pieced it together and got it working. Here is what I did.
  • In the windows task manager, add the PID into the view so you know what to kill
    • Finding the server process is as easy as the java process consuming the most memory and CPU
  • Add the following VM argument
    • -XX:+HeapDumpOnCtrlBreak
  • Add environment variables
    • IBM_HEAP_DUMP=true
    • IBM_HEAPDUMP=true
    • IBM_HEAPDUMPDIR=C:\WCToolkitEE60\wasprofile\logs\server1
      • This can be whatever you want really, this is where I see heap dumps put in general. 
    • IBM_JAVA_HEAPDUMP_TEXT=false 
      • I found that the heap analyzer reads the binary files quicker
  • Download
  • A link
  • Then I just started the server and used the SendSignal
  • All worked to get the dump
 Since its an IBM heap, you need the IBM heap analyzer to read the dump.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Thanks For Using WebEx

At work, we use WebEx for conferencing and meetings. At work, I have no issues dialing the call-in numbers. On my cell, I have no problems dialing the call-in numbers. At home, using my home phone, I have problems. Not just one phone at my home, different phones, different brands.

It seems when I dial, the tones aren't recognized by the WebEx system. The following is a video I captured. Unless I am an idiot, I don't see what I am doing wrong.


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