AppDynamics Application Intelligence Platform
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The AppDynamics Controller is the central management server where all data is stored and analyzed. All AppDynamics Agents connect to the Controller to report data, and the Controller provides a browser-based user interface for monitoring and troubleshooting application performance. A wizard installs the Controller in just a few minutes. Install the AppDynamics Controller only if you are using the on-premise Controller deployment option.
Download the AppDynamics application agents from the Download Center. AppDynamics app agents collect data from your application servers and other monitored systems and report to the Controller. Select the agents that are appropriate for your environment:
Follow the instructions to install the AppDynamics Agents.
Access the AppDynamics UI from a Browser
Once you have installed the Controller and agents, launch your web browser and connect to the AppDynamics User Interface (UI).
For an on-premise Controller, the URL pattern is:
When using SSL, use port 443 or https to access the Controller.
AppDynamics automatically discovers the Business Transactions in your application environment. Browse the Application Dashboard and see the Flow Maps to visualize your application. You can resize and move icons around on the flow maps.
The default configurations may need to be further customized for your environment. For example, AppDynamics may have discovered transactions that you want to group together or even exclude, because you want to concentrate on the most important transactions. There may be business transactions that are not yet discovered for which you need to configure detection rules. See:
End User Experience Monitoring (EUM) provides performance information from the point of view of the client, whether that client is a web browser or a mobile native application. See:
Review Defaults and Configure Databases and Remote Services, if Needed
AppDynamics automatically discovers "backends" such as databases, message queues, etc. by following calls in the application code. Look at the databases and remote services dashboards to make sure all necessary backends are revealed. If needed, change how backends are detected.
AppDynamics provides default Health Rules that define performance parameters for business transactions, such as the conditions that indicate a slow transaction, or when too much memory is being used. You can adjust the thresholds that define when a health rules is violated, create new health rules, and set up policies to specify actions to automate when health rules are violated.
AppDynamics detects errors and exceptions. You can review and, if needed, modify the error detection rules. For example, some errors you may want to ignore.
Explore these features to gain more insight into application performance:
Additional features you may want to use include:
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