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Get Started with
Intel® VTune™
-Platform Profiler
for Windows*

Intel® VTune™
-Platform Profiler to collect system data over an extended period of time(minutes or hours vs seconds). You can use this information to get a holistic view of system behavior including CPU, memory, network, and disk usage.
Platform Profiler enables you to gain insights into system configuration, performance, and behavior. Use this application to focus on these aspects:
  • Platform-level memory
  • Storage
  • I/O
  • Interconnect bottlenecks
  • Imbalances
You can also collect data on a deployed system running a full load over an extended period of time. In the typical workflow, use Platform Profiler to perform these steps:
  1. Read performance data collected using a data collector component on a target system.
  2. Analyze the data.
  3. Display the data through web APIs and an HTML user interface.
Platform Profiler is available pre-installed as part of
. You can download this software application from .


Before you begin collecting data, set up Platform Profiler.
Configure the Host
  1. Open
  2. Create or open a project.
  3. Click the
    Configure Analysis
    button on the Welcome screen.
  4. In the
    pane, click the Browse button. In the
    Platform Analysis
    group, select
    Platform Profiler
  5. Click
    Set up Platform Profiler
    to configure Platform Profiler. This can take a few minutes to complete.
    If you see the
    Launch Platform Profiler
    button instead, Platform Profiler is already configured. You can click the button to launch the application.
Start and Stop Platform Profiler Host
To start Platform Profiler host, click the
Launch Platform Profiler
button. A browser opens the Platform Profiler user interface.
To stop Platform Profiler host, use the
icon on the task bar.
Configure the Collector
  1. At the command prompt, navigate to this directory:
    cd C:\Program Files(x86)\IntelSWTools\VTune Profiler <version>\vpp\collector\
  2. Run this script to set up the environment. You will need administrator privilege.
  3. Before you start data collection, disable Hyper-V. Then type:
  4. To stop data collection, type:
Collection results are available in a compressed file in the active directory (

Learn More

user guide has additional documentation for
-Platform Profiler and other performance analysis opportunities.
This article introduces
-Platform Profiler and provides an example interpretation of results collected for a movie recommendation system application.

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Product and Performance Information


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