This page describes metrics and graphs in AppDynamics.

AppDynamics reports metrics for monitored systems over time. The Controller provides a variety of graphs and tools that visualize metric data so you can effectively analyze your application's performance.

Metric Visualization Tools

While metric data appears throughout the Controller, the Metric Browser is the main interface for you to inspect metrics. The Metric Browser displays all the metric values collected over the selected time period as an expandable tree. 

In the browser, you can drag and drop metrics from the tree onto graphs to compare metrics and analyze patterns.


AppDynamics includes a wealth of metrics that reflect your application's performance. It also lets you extend and adapt metrics in specific ways. Information points, for example, allow you to create metrics based on data collected from application values, such as method parameters or return values. Percentile metrics let you configure metrics at deviation points that are useful to you.

You can create a metric from any application parameter using custom metrics. See Extensions and Custom Metrics for information on custom metrics.