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You can deploy the AppDynamics Cluster Agent on a cluster to monitor APM nodes running inside containers and identify issues. Use the AppDynamics Operator to install the Cluster Agent.

Install the Cluster Agent

 To install the Cluster Agent:

  1. Verify the Environment
  2. Download the Cluster Agent Bundle
  3. Controller Settings for the Cluster Agent

Verify the Environment

Before starting the installation, verify that you have:

Download the Cluster Agent Bundle

Download the Cluster Agent from AppDynamics Downloads. The download consists of a zip archive, containing: 

  • Artifacts to build a Docker container image for the Cluster Agent. Follow the Build the Cluster Agent Container Image instructions to build this container and upload it to your local Docker registry.
  • Configuration files for deploying the AppDynamics Operator to specific Kubernetes distributions, such as OpenShift.
  • A configuration file for deploying the Cluster Agent. See Configure the Cluster Agent

Controller Settings for the Cluster Agent

If you are using the Cluster Agent, AppDynamics strongly recommends reviewing your Controller settings. See Controller Settings for the Cluster Agent

Deploy the Cluster Agent on Kubernetes

  1. Deploy the AppDynamics Operator on Kubernetes
  2. Build the Cluster Agent Container Image
  3. Configure the Cluster Agent
  4. Deploy the Cluster Agent on Kubernetes

Deploy the Cluster Agent on Red Hat OpenShift

  1. Deploy the AppDynamics Operator on Red Hat OpenShift
  2. Build the Cluster Agent Container Image
  3. Configure the Cluster Agent
  4. Deploy the Cluster Agent on Red Hat OpenShift
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