User Guide

Contents

Get Started with
Intel® VTune™
Profiler

When you start
Intel® VTune™
Profiler
, a Welcome page opens with several links to product news, resources, and directions for your next steps.
VTune Welcome Screen
To start with
VTune
Profiler
, you need to have a project that specifies a target to analyze.
To create a new project, click the
New Project...
link. If a project is open, its name shows up on the Welcome page as the
Current project
.
To configure and run a new analysis for the current project, click
Configure Analysis...
on the Welcome screen. You also use this selection to configure target and analysis settings for a project that is currently open.
The
Configure Analysis
link opens the Hotspots analysis type by default. For other analysis types, click the Browse button.
This opens an analysis tree that displays all available analysis types.
For a quick overview of issues affecting your application performance, switch to the Performance Snapshot analysis type at the top of the analysis tree.
For quick and easy access to an existing project used recently, click the required project name in the
Recent Projects
list. Hover over a project name in the list to see the full path to the project file.
Click
Open Project...
to open an existing project (
*.
vtune
proj
).
To open a recently collected result, click the required item in the
Recent Results
list. By default, each result name has an identifier of its analysis type (last two letters in the result name); for example,
tr
stands for Threading analysis. Hover over a result name in the list to see the full path to the result file.
Click
Open Result...
to open a result file (
*.
vtune
).
Use the link bar to access additional informational resources such as Performance Analysis Cookbook, online product documentation or social media channels. Consider getting started with the product by running the
Help Tour
that guides you through the interface using a sample project.
Review the latest
Featured Content
that typically includes performance tuning scenarios and tuning methodology articles.
Use the Get Started document to get up and running with a basic Hotspots analysis using your own application on your host system.
From a macOS host, you can launch a collection on a remote Linux* system or on an Android* system and view the data collection result on the host. VTune Profiler does not support local analysis on a macOS host.

Product and Performance Information

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