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Java (Java Agent, Installation, JVM, and Controller Installation)

Limiting machine agent memory utilization

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Limiting machine agent memory utilization

Hi Team,


Could someone help me with limiting the memory utilized by AppDynamics machine agent to 100MB. I tried starting the machine agent with Xms and Xmx parameter like below, but that did not help in limiting the memory used by machine agent.

nohup java -jar /appdynamics/machine-agent/machineagent.jar -Xmx100m -Xms64m &




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Limiting machine agent memory utilization

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I found some documentation.

 That states this:

The lightweight Standalone Machine Agent consumes minimal resources of your computer.

AppDynamics recommends the following additional Heap and PermGen space to accommodate the agent:

  • Maximum heap size (-Xmx): 100 MB
  • Maximum PermGen heap size (-XX:MaxPermSize): 20 MB

Looks similar to what you tried, but perhaps it may help.

Ryan, AppDynamics Community Manager

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Make sure you pass the options before specifying the jar. e.g.:

$ java -Xmx100m -Xms64m -jar /appdynamics/machine-agent/machineagent.jar

Instead of

$ java -jar /appdynamics/machine-agent/machineagent.jar -Xmx100m -Xms64m