Install Guide

Prerequisites

The following information is important to consider before beginning to install
Intel® VTune™
Profiler
.

System Requirements

Review the full list of system requirements listed in the Release Notes.
A 64-bit operating system host is required to use
VTune
Profiler
. You can use
VTune
Profiler
to analyze both 32-bit and 64-bit applications.

User Permissions for Install

The
VTune
Profiler
installer is launched using the default user account. The user installing the product should have read and write permissions for the
/tmp
directory.
Most of the
Intel VTune
Profiler
profiling features work with a non-root install. Many work on either a genuine Intel processor or a compatible processor using a driverless collection. For more information, see .
Some advanced features that use event-based sampling require the latest OS kernel or sampling driver to be installed. Intel Atom® processors also require this driver for analysis. To install the driver, launch the installer as root or ask your system administrator to install the driver later. For information on building and setting up the drivers, see
Sampling Drivers page of the online User Guide
.

Required Packages for
Intel VTune
Profiler
GUI

The
Intel VTune
Profiler
GUI is not supported for Red Hat* Enterprise Linux/CentOS* 6.
The following packages are required for the
Intel VTune
Profiler
GUI to be installed:
On Ubuntu* or Debian*, install the following libraries:
sudo apt-get install libgtk-3-0 libasound2 libxss1 libnss3
On Red Hat* Enterprise Linux or CentOS*, install the following libraries:
sudo yum install gtk3 alsa-lib libXScrnSaver nss
On Fedora*, install the following libraries:
sudo dnf install gtk3 alsa-lib libXScrnSaver nss
On SUSE* Linux* Enterprise Server (SLES), install the following libraries:
sudo zypper install gtk3 libasound2 libXss1 mozilla-nss

Previous Versions of
Intel VTune
Profiler

You do not need to uninstall previous versions or updates of
VTune
Profiler
before installing a newer version. However, if you do not remove older updates before installing a newer version, all product components that belong to the same major release will be replaced with the latest version for each major release update.
For example, if you are installing Update 2 of the
VTune
Profiler
2020, the
VTune
Profiler
2020 Update 1 version will be uninstalled and replaced with the new content for the next update. If you are installing
VTune
Profiler
2020 on top of VTune Amplifier 2019, your installation of VTune Amplifier 2019 will remain on your system and
VTune
Profiler
2020 will be installed beside the old version, duplicating common files, documentation, samples, and product components.

Installing in a Cluster Environment

If you are installing in a cluster environment, you can install and use multiple versions of the product on the same system. However, kernel driver usage is limited to a single version of
VTune
Profiler
. This means you can have multiple copies of
VTune
Profiler
installed without the Intel sampling drivers and a single version of the product with the drivers installed. The latter would be enabled with the advanced types of analysis using hardware event based sampling analysis data collection.

Product and Performance Information

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Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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