How to Open Portable Heap Dump Files in Memory Analyzer Tool

To open IBM portable heap dump files (.phd) in Memory Analyzer Tool (MAT), you need to install the IBM Diagnostic Tool Framework for Java plugin:

  1. Help -> Install New Software
  2. Add site: http://public.dhe.ibm.com/ibmdl/export/pub/software/websphere/runtimes/tools/dtfj/
  3. Install IBM DTFJ plugin.

Now MAT should recognize the PHD files format.

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