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6.11.2. Setting the Agent JVM Memory Size
When an agent manages a large number of resources, it can begin running out of memory with the default settings of its JVM. This can cause errors like memory has crossed the threshold and is low to be recorded in the agent log, and the agent is automatically rebooted. This is usually caused by the agent's heap size begin set too low, but it can also be related to a low perm gen size.
To change the agent's memory settings, use the
rhq-agent-env.shfile to set the appropriate JVM settings.
- Open the agent prompt. For example, if the agent process is already running, the prompt can be opened by re-running the
rhq-agent.shscript with the
- Use the
setconfigcommand to set the
RHQ_AGENT_JAVA_OPTSvalue with the
-Xmxparameters for the minimum and maximum bounds of the heap size for the agent JVM. For example:
> setconfig RHQ_AGENT_JAVA_OPTS="-Xms1024m -Xmx1024m -XX:PermSize=256M -XX:MaxPermSize=256M -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true"
- Optionally, use
-XX:MaxPermSizeto set the perm gen size.
- Restart the agent process to load the new configuration. For example, if the agent is running as a service:
[root@server ~]# service rhq-agent-wrapper.sh stop [root@server ~]# service rhq-agent-wrapper.sh start
It is also possible to stop the agent, edit the
rhq-agent-env.shfile directly, and then restart the agent.