J Optimizer 2009 Installation Notes

By: Mark Deckert

Abstract: J Optimizer 2009 Installation Notes

    Embarcadero® J Optimizer™ 2009 Installation Notes

For updates to these notes, see http://dn.embarcadero.com/article/39304.

J Optimizer equips Java developers with a comprehensive toolkit for optimizing application performance and quality. Stand-alone J Optimizer provides full profiling capability without requiring integration into an IDE or a larger development environment. You can use J Optimizer to profile memory and CPU usage, display real-time threading information, and determine which parts of your code are actually being executed. You can also track performance bottlenecks at the JDBC, JMS, JNDI, JSP, EJB, CCI, and Web Services levels, and locate the exact line of source code for root-cause analysis. You can also run source code Audits and Metrics in J Optimizer.

    System Requirements

The system requirements for J Optimizer 2009 are listed below:

  • 786 MB RAM minimum (1 GB RAM recommended)
  • 700 MB to 1.2 GB hard disk space minimum, plus additional space during installation
  • Intel® Pentium®4/2.4 GHz or higher (or compatible)
  • High-resolution monitor
  • Mouse or other pointing device
  • Microsoft® Windows™ XP Professional (SP3) 
  • Microsoft® Windows™ Vista 32-bit (SP1)
  • Macintosh OS X Leopard (10.5)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 or 5.0

    Installing J Optimizer 2009 on Windows

To install J Optimizer 2009 on Windows:

  1. Close all other running applications before installing J Optimizer 2009.
  2. Insert DVD; or download the ESD and extract it to [JOptimizer2009RootDirectory]. The installation launcher opens. If the installation launcher does not open (or you are not installing from the DVD), open the DVD or navigate to [JOptimizer2009RootDirectory], double-click install_windows.exe.
  3. To begin installation, click J Optimizer 2009.
  4. The Introduction screen appears.
  5. Read the information provided. Click Next.
  6. Accept the license agreement when prompted. Click Next.
  7. Accept the default or enter the directory where you want J Optimizer 2009 installed. Click Next.
  8. On the Choose Shortcut Folder screen you are asked for the locations of shortcut installs.
  9. Click Next to accept the default location or specify another option from the list.
  10. Review the installation options that you have selected. If the options are correct, click Install to begin the installation.
  11. Wait for the progress bar to indicate that the install is complete. Click Done.

    Installing J Optimizer 2009 on Mac

  1. Close all other running applications before installing J Optimizer 2009.
  2. To start the installation launcher, insert DVD and open JOPTIMIZER2009 icon on the desktop, or
    download ESD and extract to [JOptimizer2009RootDirectory], open and double-click install_macosx icon.
  3. To begin installation, click J Optimizer 2009.
  4. The Introduction screen appears.
  5. Read the information provided. Click Next.
  6. Accept the license agreement when prompted. Click Next.
  7. Accept the default or enter the directory where you want J Optimizer 2009 installed. Click Next.
  8. Review the installation options that you have selected. If the options are correct, click Install to begin the installation.
  9. Wait for the progress bar to indicate that the install is complete. Click Done.

    Installing J Optimizer 2009 on Linux

  1. Close all other running applications before installing J Optimizer 2009.
  2. Insert the DVD; or download the ESD and extract it to [JOptimizer2009RootDirectory].
  3. To start the installation launcher:
    • If using the DVD, open JOPTIMIZER2009 icon on the GNOME desktop.

    • If the launcher doesn't open automatically, open the DVD and double-click install_linux.sh file to execute from Nautilus File Manager. Click Run.
    • If installing from the ESD, navigate to [JOptimizer2009RootDirectory] and enter ./install_linux.sh on the command line.

  4. To begin installation, click J Optimizer 2009.
  5. The Introduction screen appears.
  6. Read the information provided. Click Next.
  7. Accept the license agreement when prompted. Click Next.
  8. Accept the default or enter the directory where you want J Optimizer 2009 installed. Click Next.
  9. Review the installation options that you have selected. If the options are correct, click Install to begin the installation.
  10. Wait for the progress bar to indicate that the install is complete. Click Done.

    Troubleshooting Your J Optimizer 2009 Installation

    General

If the installation can be performed successfully on another machine (with the same OS platform), the resulting installation directory can be copied from one machine to another. This can be the easiest way to workaround installation problems, but is only useful when other machines on a network are available.

    Nothing happens after the installation program is started

If the main installation program does not automatically launch when the DVD is inserted into the DVD drive:

  1. Navigate to the DVD drive.
  2. Navigate to the root directory.
  3. Double-click on the installation executable (install_windows.exe on Windows, install_macosx on the Mac OSX, or install_linux.sh for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 or 5).

    Error -1 when starting the installation program from a DVD

This error occurs when the DVD driver is having trouble reading from the DVD. In this case, try copying the contents of the DVD into a temporary directory on your hard drive and then launch the installer from that location. If the files cannot be copied from the DVD to the hard drive because of read errors (for example, error -1, read errors, etc.), check the DVD for scratches. If the DVD is visibly damaged, please contact customer support.

If the contents of the DVD still cannot be copied to the hard drive, an alternative is to simply download and install the appropriate ESD version of J Optimizer 2009:

http://www.embarcadero.com/downloads/index.php

NOTE: You may need to register.

    The main installation program does not launch when the DVD is inserted

To eliminate possible conflicts with other third-party software, disable anti-virus software (e.g. stop the service), exit out of any other currently running software, and then retest the installation.

In Windows XP, you can automatically do this using the msconfig.exe tool to restart your system in a diagnostic mode that prevents third-party services from starting up. To do this:

  1. Choose Start | Run.
  2. Enter msconfig and click OK.
  3. Under the General tab, select Diagnostic Startup and click OK.
  4. Restart your system and start the J Optimizer 2009 installation program again.

After successfully installing J Optimizer 2009, repeat these steps, changing Diagnostic Startup to your usual Startup mode.

    The installation programs seems to start, but then freezes at the splash screen

To troubleshoot installation graphics driver issues, try the following:

  • First, visit the website of the manufacturer of the graphics card to download and install the latest driver.
  • Windows XP: If the issue is not resolved, try turning down the graphics card acceleration. To do this:
    1. Right-click on the desktop.
    2. Choose Properties | Settings | Advanced | Troubleshoot.
    3. Set the Hardware acceleration to None.
    4. Start the J Optimizer 2009 installation program again.
  • The installation progress bar may stay near the end for a very long time, making it seem like the installation program has hung. Do not end the program; the installation will complete successfully after a period of time.

    Registering J Optimizer 2009

When you run J Optimizer 2009 for the first time, you will need the serial number or activation file provided with your copy of the product. You can use J Optimizer 2009 for 14 days after installation without registering. After 14 days, J Optimizer 2009 will not run until it has been registered.
(Note: There is no grace period for trial versions.)

Trial users: See the front label of your product DVD for the URL or visit http://www.embarcadero.com/downloads/index.php to obtain your trial activation files.

  1. Start J Optimizer 2009.
  2. When the Registration screen appears, complete one of the following options:
    • Enter your serial number:
      Select this option if you have the serial number.
    • Enter your activation file:
      Select this option if you are completing the registration process and have an activation file that you received via e-mail or is available to you from another location.
  3. Enter your Embarcadero Developer Network account Login and Password.
    If you don't have an account or have lost your password, follow instructions by clicking the links provided.
  4. Click Register.
    The registration status appears in the dialog after connecting to the Embarcadero registration server.
  5. When Regiestration has completed, restart J Optimizer 2009 to complete the process.

Server Response from: ETNASC01