Java Agent has high heap utilization

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CA Application Performance Management Agent (APM / Wily / Introscope) CA Application Performance Management (APM / Wily / Introscope) INTROSCOPE DX Application Performance Management

Issue/Introduction

Application team has been looking at heap dumps and are alarmed by how much heap space the Introscope Wily agents are using.  They have provided thread and heap dumps.  These are production WebSphere instances running IBM Java v1.8.0_201 x64 and Introscope agents v10.2.0.22 (Build 990022).

 

Cause

Unsupported Agent version and Configuration 

Environment

Release : 10.2

Component : APM Agents

JDK: IBM Java v1.8.0_201 x64 

Resolution

1. Upgrade the agent to supported / compatible Agent.

APM 10.2 is EOS

CA APM Release and Support Lifecycle Dates


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On an IBM JVM, use the AgentNoRedefNoRetrans.jar file instead of Agent.jar.

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