Creating stored sessions

You can create a stored session using any of the following methods:

  • Recording: You can create a stored session by recording a PurePath session or a sampling.
    • To record a PurePath session manually, select Session Storage > Start Recording from the live session's context menu, then Session Storage > Stop Recording to end the recording.
    • To capture samplings, select Start Sampling and Stop Sampling within the Sampling dashlet.
  • Dumping: Dumping is the process of creating a snapshot of the live PurePath session, of an System Under Diagnosis (SUD)'s memory, or of an SUD's thread state.
    • To transfer the live PurePath session to a stored session, select Session Storage > Store Session from the live session's context menu.
    • You can create a memory dump or a thread dump through the Total Memory, Selective Memory, or Threads Dashlet dashlet.
  • Download: You can download a stored session from an AppMon Server to an AppMon Client by using the command Make Available Offline on the context menu of a stored session.

Each stored session contains a copy of the System Profile in its state when the session was stored. You can view and edit the System Profile of stored sessions, although some changes may have no effect, such as disabling sensors.

Note

When a System Profile of a stored session is manipulated, a backup of the original System Profile is created to avoid loss of information about the System Profile's state at the time of session storage.

The following figure illustrates the sequence of creating, storing, and downloading a session.

Session usage
Session usage