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In this section you will find information about installation process of the LightProfiler and an additional software.

System requirements

  • Hard disk:

    • at least 20 Mb for precompiled version

    • at least 5 Mb for open version

  • RAM:

    • at least 256 Mb (recommended)

  • OS:

    • Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003, Server 2008 for precompiled version

    • Unix, Linux, Max OS, Windows for open version

What download

This section contains information about components are required for launching application.

Application core

To work with the application, first of all, you must install the core - main components, implementing user interface, trace-file's processing and interaction with OS

In current version, application core is distributed in following formats:

  • open version (archive) — application is a zip-file with Python scripts for working on any supported OS

  • open version (deb-package) — application is a set of Python scripts to install via package manager on OS *nix

  • precompiled version — application is a set of executable files and libraries, needed to run only on OS Windows. In this format, application has a user-friendly graphical installer.

You can download application core from the official site - www.lightprofiler.org or from the application page on SourceForge.net.

Tools

Starting since version 0.8.00 you have opportunity to expand LightProfiler functionality by plugging tools – an open applications written on the Python language.

Followed tools are included in basic version of the application:

  • LpSplitter – this is a tool for splitting large trace-files on fragments with specified size. More information can be found in the relevant section - LpSplitter.

  • LpCombiner – this is a tool designed for extracting session data from one or more trace-files. More information can be found in the relevant section - LpCombiner.

  • LpDBMonitor – this is a tool for monitoring and management sessions on Oracle instance (view the state, enabling / disabling tracing, etc.). More information can be found in the relevant section - LpDBMonitor.

Also, you can develop your own tool for LightProfiler (see section Development).

The basic tools are available for download from the official site www.lightprofiler.org or from the application page on SourceForge.net.

Additional packages and applications

To run the application core and tools, you may need a some additional packages and applications.

A set of additional packages and applications varies depending on application format:

  • open version (ZIP, deb-package) for any OS

  • open version (ZIP, deb-package) for any OS

    • tcl >= 8.5 (the Tool Command Language) – executables;

    • tk >= 8.5 (Tk toolkit for Tcl and X11) – executables;

    • python-tk >= 2.6 (Tkinter) - writing Tk applications in Python.

  • precompiled version for OS Windows

    • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable ( http://www.microsoft.com ). If you have installed an appropriate version of Python or Visual Studio, then those libraries will already exist on your computer.

For using tool “LpDBMonitor” you need a libraries for connecting with the Oracle database:

  • instantclient 11.2 ( http://www.oracle.com ). If you already have an installed Oracle client (at least for version 9i), then install of the instantclient is not required.

Where to download

To download the application core, documents or tools, we recommend the following sources:

To download a third-party packages and applications, you should use the official sites that are appropriate for your OS.

How to install

Before instal, make sure, what you have all of the required additional software.

Install open version (archive)

  1. Install all required additional packages and applications.

  2. Download application's archive (*.zip) to local folder.

  3. Unpack the archive.

As a result, will be created folder that contains all required scripts and additional files (required by application core and tools). You can see a folder tree in the relevant section Folder tree.

Install open version (deb-package)

  1. Install all required additional packages and applications.

  2. Download application's package (*.deb) to local folder.

  3. Install the package using the appropriate package manager.

As a result, will be created folder that contains all required scripts and additional files (required by application core and tools). You can see a folder tree in the relevant section Folder tree.

Also will be created shortcut for the application:

Application shortcut (OS Ubuntu)

Pic.1 Application shortcut (OS Ubuntu)

Install precompiled version

  1. Install all required additional packages and applications.

  2. Download application installer (lightprofiler*.exe) to local drive.

  3. Run the installer and follow the instructions.

As a result, will be created folder that contains all required scripts and additional files (for the application core and tools). You can see a folder tree in the relevant section Folder tree.

Also, will be created shortcut for the application (unless the item was selected during installation).

Application shortcut (OS Windows)
Pic.2 Application shortcut (OS Windows)


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