AppDynamics provides multiple ways to configure the Machine Agent. As part of planning your installation, decide which options work best in your environment:
- system properties
- environment variables
See Configure the Machine Agent for more details.
Collect Configuration Information
Determine your configuration requirements and collect the necessary information. For details on any of the specified configuration properties listed below, see Machine Agent Configuration Properties
|Determine your installation scenario|
For new installations, see Machine Agent Installation Scenarios
For upgrades, see Upgrade the Machine Agent
Location of the startup script
Typically you add startup arguments and system properties in the startup script. If you are using a Java service wrapper, you need to know the location of the wrapper configuration. Also, see Where to Specify Machine Agent Configuration.
|Memory and CPU||See Machine Agent Requirements and Supported Environments.|
|Connecting the agent to the Controller||You need to know the Controller host, Controller port, and account access key where you want your metrics to be reported. The account access key is generated at the Controller installation time and can be found on the AppDynamics Administration Console.|
|(Optional) SSL Communications|
If you plan to use SSL to communicate with the Controller, review Enable SSL for Machine Agent. SSL-related properties include:
If you plan to connect to the controller using a proxy server, you need to know the Proxy host, Proxy port and the path to the Proxy Password file.
|Multi-tenant mode or SaaS Installations|
Configure multi-tenant mode or account Information, using the Account Name property in addition to the Account Access property. This information is provided in the Welcome email from the AppDynamics Support Team. You can also find this information in the <controller_home>
|Deploying from a common directory||See Deploy Multiple Machine Agents From a Common Directory.|
|Extension considerations||If you plan to use a number of extensions in your environment, review the section "Extension Considerations" in this topic: Machine Agent Requirements and Supported Environments.|
|Enabling Server Availability and Service Availability Monitoring||See Enable Server Visibility. Server Availability requires a separate license.|