VMware Tanzu Application Service (PCF)

VMware Tanzu Application Service (TAS), formerly known as Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF), is an open-source cloud computing Platform as a Service (PaaS). Developers can develop, deploy, operate, and scale cloud-native applications for public and private clouds.

AppDynamics provides three tiles to support VMware TAS 2.x (>= v2.0.7) and is available on the VMware Tanzu Network to download and install in a TAS foundation.

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated (PKS)

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated (TKGI), formerly known as Pivotal Container Service (PKS), is VMware's product used to deploy and manage open-source Kubernetes. The Kubernetes monitoring that AppDynamics provides has been tested to with TKGI. See Monitor Kubernetes with the Cluster Agent to set up container and cluster visibility within TKGI.

AppDynamics Application Performance Monitoring for VMware Tanzu

To simplify APM setup, the AppDynamics Application Performance Monitoring for VMware Tanzu tile delivers a service broker to support an AppDynamics marketplace service. You can configure the Controller parameters in the tile and automatically publish to the marketplace after you install the tile.

To bind a TAS app to the marketplace service to consume the Controller credentials, enter:

$ cf bind my-tas-app my-appd-marketplace-service

To use the integrated AppDynamics buildpack support to start the APM Agent based on the parameters from the marketplace service, and start sending performance metrics to the Controller, perform a push:

$ cf push

The tile also installs the AppDynamics extension buildpack in the TAS environment. See the tile documentation for buildpack support and language-specific workflows to enable APM

AppDynamics Platform Monitoring for VMware Tanzu

The AppDynamics Platform Monitoring for VMware Tanzu tile provides visibility into the TAS platform where you deployed your AppDynamics-monitored applications. The tile deploys a Firehose Nozzle that collects KPI metrics and publishes them to a Controller. The tile also deploys a Dashboard App that automatically creates KPI health rules and custom dashboards associated with the health rules. The Dashboard App enables you to monitor the health and capacity of one, or more, TAS foundations. See the tile documentation.