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The Metric Browser gives you a metrics-oriented view of the monitored environment for the time period selected in the time range menu.

In the Metrics Browser, you can see metrics by nodes, business transactions, the overall application, and more. You can also compare two or more metrics and view metrics relative to a baseline. In general, the Metrics Browser is the tool you use when you want drill into and analyze the details for a specific metric. 

Using the Metric Browser 

To access the Metric Browser, click Metric Browser in the left navigation pane. In the browser, drag metrics from the left pane to view their data on the graph. 

For an overview of how to use the metric browser, watch the video, Overview of Metrics in AppDynamics.  

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Note that when using the metric browser:

  • You can add certain metrics by editing node properties. For information about enabling the capture of these statistics, see App Agent Node Properties and App Agent Node Properties Reference
  • To analyze performance for a time range, click at the start of the time range in the graph and drag your mouse or pointing device to the end of the time range. Release the mouse to select the range and bring up the time range menu.  

    From the menu, you can choose to view Transaction Snapshots generated during the selected time range, open a workbench for the selected time range (the workbench is essentially a Dashboard for the application that shows activity for the selected time range, or set the global time range in the Controller UI.

Viewing Metrics Relative to Baselines

You can see how data in the Metric Browser compares to baseline values. Monitoring baseline deviation is a good way to be aware of performance metrics that might be violating your Service Level Agreements (SLAs). For information about the automatic calculations for the baseline patterns see Dynamic Baselines.

To display baseline patterns, select the baseline pattern to use from the drop-down menu. 

Baseline deviation shading in the metric browser makes it easier to discover metric values that deviate from the baseline by a particular amount. To display baseline deviation shading, click the Settings tab on the left side of the Metric Browser panel and select the range of deviations to shade for the selected metric.


Exporting Metric Data

You can export metric data that is currently displayed to a graphic file (PNG), a CSV file, a PDF file, or to the clipboard. Exported data includes all the data displayed, even if there is a time range selected. If you want to export data only for a specific time range, first set a global time range and then export.

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