Chances are that you deployed CVCollectionCmd on a machine without Visual Studio 11 in order to collect traces for use with the Concurrency Visualizer. To view the traces in the Concurrency Visualizer, it’s simply a matter of bringing the trace files back to the machine with Visual Studio 11. However, there are a few things you need to know.
After collecting the trace, analyze the trace on the same machine where it was collected. If you analyze the trace on another machine, some call stacks may not resolve. Use the Analyze command.
After analysis completes there will be four files associated with the trace:
If you collected the trace by launching an exe or attaching to a specific process, you only need to bring files 1 and 2 back to the machine with Visual Studio 11. If you collected a system-wide trace (by using the Attach command without a process specified), then you need to bring all of the files back to the machine with Visual Studio 11. This is because with a system-wide trace, you need to perform analysis on each new process you want to examine. For analysis, you need files 3 and 4.
Once you’ve copied the necessary files back to the machine with Visual Studio 11, you merely need to open the CVTrace file. You can do this using the File->open dialog in Visual Studio 11. You can also use the Open Trace dialog under the Concurrency Visualizer menu:
James Rapp – Parallel Computing Platform