Release Automation KB: How to Increase Agent's Java Heap Size

Document created by JamesPanetti Employee on Aug 21, 2015Last modified by JamesPanetti Employee on Dec 10, 2015
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Problem

Certain actions may result in an "out of memory" on the Release Automation agent once executed.

 

Example: When executing an action that downloads a large file from a URL, an "out of memory" error will be encountered.

 

Cause

The agent's java heap size is too small.

 

Resolution

Increase the agent's heap size via the following steps:

 

  1. Stop the "Nolio Agent" service.
  2. Create a new file named "custom.wrapper.conf" under the "<RA installation>\NolioAgent\conf" directory.
  3. Add the following lines:

    # Initial Java Heap Size (in MB)
    wrapper.java.initmemory=512

    # Maximum Java Heap Size (in MB)
    wrapper.java.maxmemory=1024
  4. Save the file <RA installation>\NolioAgent\conf\custom.wrapper.conf.
  5. Start the "Nolio Agent" service.

 

Note: The default heap size (if not specified in the custom.wrapper.conf file) is 256mb.

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