The utilities subdirectory contains scripts for granting the SYS-level privileges to the PPM database schema, and for creating the PPM users required for installing or upgrading PPM. It also contains diagnostic tools for troubleshooting PPM installation, and the Watchdog tool.


This script is used to run the Watchdog tool. Watchdog is a stand-alone tool that issues a command to generate a thread dump whenever memory exceeds the configured threshold after a full garbage collection (GC). This tool requires that the Java garbage collection log be turned on at startup.

Run the command:

sh ./kWatchdog.sh pid

For more detailed information about the watchdog tool and the requirements for using it, see Using the Watchdog Tool.