The following information is important to consider before beginning to install Intel® VTune™ Amplifier.
Review the full list of system requirements listed in the Release Notes document. The document can be found online and in your installation media.
A 64-bit operating system host is required to use the VTune Amplifier graphical user interface to analyze collected profile data. Command line profiling and reporting is supported on a 32-bit operating system host. Use the command line installer instructions to install on a 32-bit operating system.
User Permissions for Install
Administrative privileges are recommended to install, change, or uninstall the product. Users without administrative permissions can install the product, but not all collectors will be available. For more information, see https://software.intel.com/en-us/vtune-amplifier-help-driverless-event-based-sampling-collection. For information on building and setting up the drivers, see https://software.intel.com/en-us/vtune-amplifier-help-sep-driver.
Previous Versions of Intel VTune Amplifier
You do not need to uninstall previous versions or updates of VTune Amplifier 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 have VTune Amplifier 20xx Update 1 installed and are currently installing VTune Amplifier 20xx Update 2, the older version will be uninstalled and replaced with the new content for Update 2. If you are installing the next major release, VTune Amplifier 20xy, your installation of VTune Amplifier 20xx Update 1 will remain and the new release 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 Amplifier. This means you can have multiple copies of VTune Amplifier installed without the SEP 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.