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Each business application has its own Application Dashboard, which shows high-level status information for a single business application in the selected time range.

Accessing the Application Dashboard

On the All Applications Dashboard, click an application name to view the dashboard for that application. The Application Dashboard opens.

How the Application Dashboard is Organized

The Application Dashboard shares the same common components as other Dashboards, including Time Ranges.

Action Menu (Lightning Bolt)

The Action menu (lightning bolt ) provides commonly-performed actions for a business application.

  • Edit Application Properties: Lets you edit the name and description of the application.
  • Delete: Deletes the application and all its data from AppDynamics. Not reversible.
  • Export: Exports an application configuration for reuse. See Export and Import Business Application Configurations.
  • Reset Agents: Resets agents by purging existing data and starting the agents detecting the transactions and backends from scratch.
  • View Old Dashboard: Displays the dashboard in the previous release's format.

Application Dashboard Tabs

The Application Dashboard has these tabs:

Dashboard Tab

The Dashboard Tab displays summary panels similar to the All Applications Dashboard:

  • Application flow map: Graphically depicts performance across the all tiers, nodes and backends for all business transactions in the application. See Flow Maps.
  • Events: Lists events that are by default configured to display in the dashboard: Health Rule Violation Started, Code Problems, Application Changes and Custom events. See Events
  • Business Transaction Health: shows the combined health for all business transactions in the application. The health of each business transaction is based on any health rule violations triggered during the selected time range. The color bar indicates:
  • Server Health: shows combined health for all tiers and nodes in the application. The health of each tier and node is based on any health rule violations triggered during the selected time range. The color bar indicates:
    • Green - no health rule violations
    • Yellow - at least one health rule violation
    • Red - at least one critical health rule violation
      Click Server Health to see details about all the tiers and nodes in the App Servers List. See Troubleshoot Health Rule Violations.
  • Transaction Scorecard: number and percentage of transactions that are normal, slow, very slow, stalled or errors. See Scorecards.
  • Exceptions: list the total number and number-per-minute of:
    • Exceptions
    • HTTP Error Codes
    • Error Page Redirects
      Click the Exceptions link to see the list of exceptions. See To Troubleshoot Exceptions for more information.
  • Service Endpoints: Lists the configured service endpoints.
  • Key Performance Indicators: See KPI Graphs.

Compare Menu

The Compare menu is visible when the Dashboard tab is selected.

By default the performance displayed in the dashboard is compared against the daily trend, which is the performance over the last 30 days. From the Compare menu you can direct AppDynamics to use a different baseline or no baseline. You can also configure baselines. For more information about baselines see Detect Anomalies Using Dynamic Baselines and Configure Baselines.

Top Business Transactions Tab

The Top Business Transactions Tab shows the key performance indicators for the most expensive business transactions sorted by the following criteria:

  • Load
  • Response Time
  • Errors
  • Number of Slow Transactions
  • Number of Stalls
  • Number of Health Rule Violations

If you click View All in any of the panels in this tab, the business transaction list opens displaying all the key performance indicators for the business transactions in one panel. See Business Transactions List.

Transaction Snapshots Tab

The Transaction Snapshots Tab displays the transaction snapshots for the selected time range. From a transaction snapshot you call drill down to the root cause of a performance problem. See Transaction Snapshots.

Transaction Analysis Tab

The Transaction Analysis tab displays application performance over the selected time range as a graph. Use the graph to analyze the impact of different events on the application's response time. See Transaction Analysis Tab.

Machine Snapshots Tab

When an application has at least one .NET tier, the application dashboard displays the Machine Snapshots tab. It lists the machine snapshots for the selected time range. From a machine snapshot you can drill down to view environmental conditions, such as running processes and memory usage for a particular machine. See Machine Snapshots for .NET.

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