Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector for Windows* OS
Installation Guide

Contents

Introduction

This document explains how to install and configure the Intel´Ż« Trace Analyzer and Collector for Windows* OS product. Installation is a multi-step process. Read this document in its entirety before beginning, and follow the steps in sequence. For information about the product contents, including new and changed features, see Release Notes.

If you have a previous version of the Intel Trace Analyzer and Collector installed, you do not need to uninstall it before installing this version. If you choose to uninstall the older version, you may do it before or after installing this version.

System Requirements

The following section describes supported hardware.

 

Obtaining the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector

Before installing the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector, you should check the File Downloads section of Intel® Premier Support to see if a newer version or update is available. The version on CD or as listed in your electronic download license letter may not be the most current. To download and install a version from Intel Premier Support, you will first have to register for support as described under the Obtaining Technical Support section.

Installing the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector

Pre-Installation Instructions

To install the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector, you need to use an account that is a member of the Administrators privilege group. Any normal account with Users, Debugger Users or higher user privilege can use the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector.

You need to uninstall the previous version of the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector (if it is installed).

Note: The default installation directory for the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector is C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Trace Analyzer and Collector\8.0.0.xxx for the Intel® 64 architecture.

Installation Instructions

To install the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector on Windows* OS, do the following:

  1. Double-click on the distribution file w_itac_b_8.0.0.xxx.exe
  2. You will be asked to choose a directory in which the contents of the self-extracting installation file will be placed before the actual installation begins. After installation, the files will still be located in this directory. By default, the C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Download is used.
  3. The Welcome dialog will appear. Click Next to continue.
  4. Read and accept the license agreement and click Next to continue.
  5. You may be asked to provide a path to the license file. A license file that allows installation was sent to you by email along with your serial number. Click Next to continue.
  6. You may accept the default installation directory (C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Trace Analyzer and Collector\8.0.0.xxx for the Intel® 64 architecture) or choose a different directory. All files will be installed to the directory you choose. Click Next to continue.
  7. If you already have Intel Trace Analyzer and Collector previously installed, the following message will appear:

Would you like to:

      Install:

        1. Intel® Trace Collector version a.b.c

        2. Intel® Trace Analyzer version a.b.c

        a. All of the above

   Uninstall:

        3. intel-ta-em64t version a.b.c

        4. intel-tac-em64 version a.b.c

        x. Exit

  1. When the installation completes, click Finish.
  2. You may set up the environment by running the file <installdir>\bin\itacvars.bat.

Cluster Installation

The Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector installer uses Microsoft* Compute Cluster Pack (CCP) facilities on Microsoft* Windows* Compute Cluster Server 2003 and Microsoft* HPC Pack facilities on Microsoft* Windows* HPC Server 2008 to determine cluster nodes and to install the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector on all of them. This feature is available on clusters with Microsoft* Windows* Compute Cluster Server 2003* and the Compute Cluster Pack (CCP) installed and configured package. This feature is also available on clusters with Microsoft* Windows* HPC Server 2008 and the Microsoft* HPC Pack installed and configured package. Set the check box at the installation stage to choose single node or full cluster installation.

The Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector installer has a silent installation mode that helps you install the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector product on clusters with many nodes without invoking the user interface. Do the following to install the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector on Microsoft* Windows* CCS 2003, Microsoft* Windows* HPC Server 2008, Microsoft* Windows* XP or Microsoft* Windows Vista* based cluster:

1.      Go to the head node of the cluster.

2.      Copy the license file to the C:\Program Files(x86)\Common Files\Intel\Licenses on the Intel® 64 based systems or C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\Licenses on the IA-32 based systems.

3.      Open the command line and go to the folder where the distributive package is located.

4.      Execute the following command: w_itac_b_<version>.<package_num>.exe --silent -a install --eula=accept

5.      Wait for completion.

On Microsoft* Windows* CCS 2003 and Microsoft* Windows* HPC Server 2008 based clusters, the installer installs all the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector components on all compute nodes in addition to the head node. On Microsoft* Windows* XP and Microsoft* Windows Vista* based clusters, you need to repeat steps 2-5 on each compute node. The default installation location is C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Trace Analyzer and Collector\<version>.<package_num> on the Intel® 64 based systems or C:\Program Files\Intel\Trace Analyzer and Collector\<version>.<package_num> on the IA-32 based systems.

Note: On Microsoft* Windows* HPC Server 2008 disable the User Accounts Control (UAC) during the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector installation.

Note: The default settings are used during installation through the .msi files.

Note: Use the Microsoft* Remote Installation Service* (RIS*) or Microsoft* Windows Deployment Service* (WDS*) to simplify cluster installation.

Uninstalling the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector

To uninstall the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector, select Add or Remove Programs from the Control Panel.

Note: Uninstalling the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector does not delete the corresponding license file.

Obtaining Technical Support

To receive technical support for this product, you need to be registered for an Intel® Premier Support account on our secure web site, https://premier.intel.com/. Please register at http://support.intel.com/support/performancetools/support.htm and click on "Registration Center".

Note: If you have questions or problems getting started with the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector, please contact support at https://registrationcenter.intel.com/support/

For general support information please visit http://www.intel.com/software/products/support/itac  or http://www.intel.com/software/products/support/


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