I'm trying to use JBoss profiler for a standalone java application:
I started the java application with following VM parameters
-javaagent:jboss-profiler.jar -Djboss-profiler.properties=jboss-profiler.properties -Xms128m -Xmx512m -Dsun.rmi.dgc.client.gcInterval=3600000 -Dsun.rmi.dgc.server.gcInterval=3600000
jboss-profiler-client.jar jboss-profiler.jar jboss-profiler-plugins.jar javassist.jar jboss-profiler.properties
Error opening zip file or JAR manifest missing : jboss-profiler.jar Error occurred during initialization of VM agent library failed to init: instrument
You don't need the jboss-profiler-client.jar on the classpath for the application you are profiling.
It looks like that the JAR files are corrupt in some way, make sure that they can be read using "jar tf".