We have recently published a package with support tools that can be useful to help diagnose issues encountered with Adobe Experience Manager. As the tools project continues to mature, additional tools will be provided to ease the overall diagnosis and maintenance of CQ.
Overview of tools in 1st release:
- Logs Viewer – Provides an easy way to download all CQ logs. The tail functionality will open a new window and start tailing the log file. Multiple log directories can be configured via Logs Tail Plugin. The crx-quickstart/logs is used as default if configuration is not bound. This tool can also be used with curl. Allows you to package up all the logs in one single click making it easy to provide the logs when opening a Daycare ticket. Detailed info here: http://helpx.adobe.com/content/help/en/cq/kb/logsviewer.html
- Tar PM Scan – Scans tar files and displays node path and size for each record. This can be useful when analyzing abnormal workspace growth. Large individual node sizes could indicate a flat hierarchy (i.e. a large child node list > 1000). The same nodes appearing repeatedly in the scan could indicate a code issue or some other problem related to updating the same nodes repeatedly. Detailed info here: http://helpx.adobe.com/content/help/en/cq/kb/tarpmscan.html
- Thread Dumps Collection & Analysis - Takes thread dumps at regular intervals and saves them in a file under crx-quickstart/threads. The page will also display a list of links to existing thread dump files. The tool can use jstack, if it is installed on the system, or JVM MBean. Detailed info here: http://helpx.adobe.com/content/help/en/cq/kb/thread-dumps-collection-analysis.html
- Content Compare & Import – Used to compare and import content differences from one CQ instance to another CQ instance. This helps to ensure consistency across servers. Detailed info here: http://helpx.adobe.com/content/help/en/cq/kb/contentcompareimport.html
Download and install
The tools are supported for use with CQ5.5, AEM5.6 and later versions. Here are the instructions to download and install the support tools: http://helpx.adobe.com/cq/kb/support-tool-installation.html