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The Business Dashboard provides single-click access to all performance indicators for any detected business transaction.

Each business transaction has its own dashboard.

Accessing a Business Transaction Dashboard

To view a dashboard for a particular business transaction:

1. Select the business application.

2. In the left navigation pane, click Business Transactions.
AppDynamics displays the business transaction list.

3. From the list select the business transaction for which you want to see the dashboard.

4. Either double-click on the business transaction or click View Dashboard.

How the Business Transaction Dashboard is Organized

The Business Transaction Dashboard shares the same components as other Dashboards, including Time Ranges.

Business Transaction Flow Map

The Business Transaction Dashboard contains a Flow Map of the discovered tiers, nodes, databases, remote services. See Flow Maps.

Action Menu

The Action menu provides commonly-performed actions for a business transaction.

  • Monitor -> View Metrics By Individual Nodes: displays metrics for each node in the tier in which the business transaction started.
  • Troubleshoot -> View Health Rule Violations: displays all the health rule violations for the business transaction for the selected time range.
  • Troubleshoot -> Start Diagnostic Session: starts a diagnostic session on the business transaction. See Diagnostic Sessions.
  • Analyze -> Analyze Response Time vs Load: See Scalability Analysis.
  • Report -> Export PDF Report: instantly generates a PDF report summarizing the business transaction performance. See Reports.
  • Configure -> Thresholds: See Configure Thresholds.
  • Configure -> Data Collectors: See Configure Data Collectors.
  • Rename: Rename the business transaction.
  • Delete: The delete action prevents the transaction from being monitored. However, it will be added to the Business Transactions List if it is discovered again by AppDynamics. To prevent a business transaction from being monitored at all, exclude the transaction.
  • Exclude: Use the exclude action to prevent the selected transaction from being discovered by AppDynamics.
  • Set as Background Task: Converts the business transaction to a background task. See Background Task Monitoring.

Business Transaction Dashboard Tabs

The Business Transaction Dashboard has these tabs:

Dashboard Tab

Because the design for Business Transaction Dashboard is modeled on the Application Dashboard, you can drill down for transaction snapshots, errors and events directly from the dashboard.

Events Tab

The Business Transaction Dashboard Events tab lists the events for the transaction and summary information about each.

  • Type: type of event. See Events.
  • Summary: description of the event.
  • Time: date and time when the event occurred.
  • Business Transaction: link to the Business Transaction Dashboard for the event.
  • Tier: link to the tier on which the event occurred.
  • Node: link to the Node Dashboard for the node on which the event occurred.

This is an embedded copy of the event list in which only events for the selected business transaction are reported. You can modify the event types reported in this list. For more information about the events list see Filter and Analyze Events.

Slow Response Times Tab

The Slow Response Times tab graphs slow transactions and displays the transaction snapshots for the slow and stalled transactions for the selected time range. 

Select a transaction snapshot from the list and click View Transaction Snapshot to drill down to the cause of the error. See Transaction Snapshots.

Errors Tab

The Errors tab graphs and displays the error transaction snapshots for the selected time range.

Select a transaction snapshot from the list and click View Transaction Snapshot to drill down to the cause of the error. See Transaction Snapshots.

Transaction Snapshots Tab

The Transaction Snapshots tab has these subtabs:

The Slow and Error Transactions or Diagnostic Sessions subtabs are the quickest route to drill down to the root cause of slow, stalled or error transactions.

All Snapshots Subtab

This subtab displays all the transaction snapshots captured for the selected time range. Error transaction snapshots are coded red, slow transaction snapshots are coded yellow, and stalled transaction snapshots are coded purple.

You can select a snapshot from the list and double-click it or click View Snapshot to drill down to the root cause of the problem. See Transaction Snapshots for more information.

Slow and Error Transactions Subtab

This subtab displays only snapshots for slow and error transactions.

Diagnostic Sessions Subtab

This subtab displays diagnostic sessions that have already been started. It also lets you start a diagnostic sessions by clicking Start Diagnostic Session.

A diagnostic session captures detailed data about the processing of a transaction as transaction snapshots over a defined period of time. The snapshots include full call graphs. See Diagnostic Sessions.

Periodic Collection Subtab

This subtab displays transaction snapshots that have been configured to be collected periodically, whether or not the transactions are slow or error. See Configure Transaction Snapshots for information about enabling and disabling periodic snapshot collection.

Transaction Analysis Tab

The Transaction Analysis tab shows the Transaction Analysis Tab graph for the business transaction.

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