Sometime your java applilcation will fail and generate an enormous heap dump. One that may be too large to be able to transfer to your local machine and to analyze for lack of RAM, time or both.
One solution is to install the MAT tool on the remote server and generate an HTML output of the analysis to download and view locally. This saves the headache of attempting to get X Windows installed on the remote machine and get all → Continue reading “Using the Eclipse Memory Analyzer (MAT) Remotely on Large Heap Dumps”
Following is a quick-start for getting a Chef and Test Kitchen environment set up to start writing and testing Chef cookbooks. This is an work in progress, so please if you find something that is incorrect or does not work as expected, send me an e-mail.
Development Environment Set-up:
Unless you are a Ruby developer and already have a complete environmenet set-up the easiest thing to do is to install the Chef Development Kit, https://downloads.chef.io/chef-dk/.
After downloading and → Continue reading “Quick-Start and Minimal Cheat Sheet for Chef and Test Kitchen”