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Some restricted environments do not allow any changes to the JVM startup script. For these environments AppDynamics provides the appdynamics.agent.startup.hook property. This "startup hook" allows a single point of deployment for the agent. You create a Java main method that is invoked programmatically, before your startup script is executed.

To create the "startup hook" Agent Program
  1. Implement a class with Java main method.
  2. Create a JAR file for this class.
  3. In the manifest of the JAR file, specify the class created in step 1.
  4. Add the following javaagent argument and system properties (-D options) to your startup script:

    -javaagent:<agent_home>/javaagent.jar -Dappdynamics.agent.startup.hook=<JAR-file>