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Beta Disclaimer

This documentation mentions features that are currently beta. AppDynamics reserves the right to change the features at any time before making them generally available as well as never making them generally available. Any buying decisions should be made based on features that are currently generally available. To participate in the Server Monitoring beta program, visit this website: Server Monitoring Beta.

 

 

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Server Monitoring Pro includes all the features of basic server monitoring and much more. Server Monitoring Pro that when enabled, has a user interface accessible from the Infrastructure tab on the top navigation bar that enables you to quickly see if there's an underlying infrastructure problem preventing your applications from operating optimally, allowing you to rapidly troubleshoot hardware performance problems. To provide deeper hardware performance analysis, Server Monitoring Pro extends the features of the basic Server Monitoring by collecting and displaying more metrics in the Metrics Browser and in the Server Monitoring Pro user interface.

Server Monitoring Pro Beta is not enabled by default, but is shipped free with the 4.1 version of the Standalone Machine Agent. At this time Server Monitoring Pro features are only available when the agent is installed on a Linux machine. 

AppDynamics Server Monitoring Pro is accomplished through the use of the Standalone Machine Agent which is a delivery mechanism for both basic and pro server monitoring. The Standalone Machine Agent is a Java program that runs on Windows, MacOS, and Linux.  You can run the Standalone Machine Agent on the same machine as an App Agent host to monitor that host or install it on another host of your choice.  One AppDynamics Controller/SaaS account can support up to 1000 Standalone Machine Agents. One Standalone Machine Agent for basic Server Monitoring is free with every App Agent license you purchase.

 You can use the Standalone Machine Agent to:

Basic Server Monitoring includes all of the above functionality. 

 

Feature Comparison: Server Monitoring - Beta and Basic Server Monitoring

Feature


Server Monitoring - BetaBasic Server Monitoring
Supported Platforms

Linux only at this time,
more platforms to come! 

Linux and Unix-like systems,
Solaris, AIX, MacOS, and Windows
Extensions and Custom MetricsYesYes
JVM Crash GuardYes

Yes

Remediation ScriptsYesYes
Licensing

Standalone Machine Agent license
(free with App Agent)
only during Beta period.

Standalone Machine Agent license
(free with App Agent)
Graphical User InterfaceYesNo

Extended Hardware Metrics

YesNo

Hardware Metrics Supported by Server Monitoring - Basic and Beta

 CPU Metrics

%Busy: The percentage of time the CPU was busy processing system or user requests.

%Idle: The percentage of time the CPU was idle; the CPU had completed its tasks and has nothing to do.

%Stolen: The percentage of time for which the kernel cannot otherwise account for as one of the usual classifications, such as user, system, and idle.

 Disk and Partition Metrics

KB read/sec: The number of KB read from all disks and partitions per second.

KB written/secThe average amount of data written to all more all disks and partitions per second.

Reads/secNumber of read operations per second performed on all disks and partitions.

Writes/secNumber of write operations per second performed on all disk and partitions.

<per partition>, %CPU TimeThe percentage of CPU processing capabilities consumed by a partition during read and write operations. 

<per partition>, Avg Service Time (ms)The percentage of time spent performing read and write operations across one partition.

<per partition>, KB read/secThe number of KB read from one specific partition per second.

<per partition>, KB written/secThe average amount of data written to one specific partition per second.

<per partition>, Reads/secNumber of read operations per second performed on one specific partition.

<per partition>, Writes/secNumber of write operations per second performed on one specific partition.

<per partition>, Space AvailableThe amount of unused or free disk space on a specific partition. 

<per partition>, Space UsedThe amount of used or unavailable disk space on a specific partition.

 Memory Metrics

Free %: Percentage of free or unused memory available for processes.

Free (MB): The total amount of free or unused memory available for processes.

Total (MB): The total amount of memory.

Used %: The percentage of memory used.

Used (MB): The amount of memory used.

 Network Metrics

Incoming KB: The amount of data received by all monitored network devices.

Incoming KB/sec: The amount of data received per second by all monitored network devices.

Incoming packets: The number of data packets received by all monitored network devices.

Incoming packets/sec: The number of data packets received per second by all monitored network devices.

Outgoing KB: The volume of data sent by all monitored network devices.

Outgoing KB/sec: The volume of data sent per second by all monitored network devices.

 Outgoing packets: The number of packets sent by all monitored network devices

Outgoing packets/sec: The number of data packets sent per second by all monitored network devices.

<per network interface> Incoming KB: The amount of data received by the selected network device.

<per network interface> Incoming KB/sec: The amount of data received per second by the selected network device.

<per network interface> Incoming packets: The number of data packets received by the selected network device.

<per network interface> Incoming packets/sec: The number of data packets received per second by the selected network device.

<per network interface> Outgoing KB: The volume of data sent by the selected network device.

<per network interface> Outgoing KB/sec: The volume of data sent per second by all monitored network devices.

<per network interface> Outgoing packets: The number of data packets sent per second by the selected network device.

<per network interface> Outgoing packets/sec: The number of data packets sent per second by the selected network device.

Extended Hardware Metrics supported by Server Monitoring - Beta

 Disk and Partition Metrics

Avg IO Utilization (%)The percentage of time spent performing read and write operations across all disks.

<per disk>, Avg read time (ms): The average time required to service a read request by one specific disk.

<per disk>, Avg write time (ms): The average time required to service a write request by one specific disk.

<per disk>, KB read/sec: The number of KB read from one specific disk per second.

<per disk>, KB written/sec: The average amount of data written to one specific disk per second.

<per disk>, Reads/sec: Number of read operations per second performed on one specific disk.

<per disk>, Writes/sec: Number of write operations per second performed on one specific disk.

<per disk>, Avg IO Utilization (%)The percentage of time spent performing read and write operations across one specific disk.

 Volume Metrics

Free (MB)The amount of unused or free space across all listed volumes. 

Total (MB)The amount of storage space available (used and free) across all listed volumes. 

Used (%)The percentage of storage space in use across all listed volumes.

Used (MB)The amount of storage space in use across all listed volumes.

<per mount point>, Free (MB)The amount of unused or free space across all listed volumes, or the amount of storage space unused or free on the selected volume at the specified mount point, such as "/boot". 

<per mount point>, Total (MB): The amount of storage space available (used and free) on the selected volume at the specified mount point, such as "/boot". 

<per mount point>, Used (%)The percentage of storage space in use on the selected volume at the specified mount point, such as "/boot".

<per mount point>, Used (MB)The amount of storage space in use on the selected volume at the specified mount point, such as "/boot".

 Machine Metrics

Availability: The percentage of time the Standalone Machine Agent was reporting to the Controller. 

 Memory Metrics

Swap Free (MB): The total amount of free swap space.

Swap Total (MB): The total amount of allocated swap space.

Swap Used (MB): The amount of swap space used.

 Network Metrics

Avg Utilization (%): The average network utilization of network bandwidth for all monitored network devices. 

<per network interface> Avg Utilization (%): The average network utilization of network bandwidth for the selected network device where the device speed could be found. 

 Process Metrics

<per process Class> Count: The number of processes in this class consuming CPU or memory resources, the total number of processes in this class.

<per process Class> CPU Used (%): The percentage of CPU or memory resources by all process in this class.

<per processClass> Faults MajorThe number of major page faults caused by all processes in this class.

 <per processClass> Faults MinorThe number of minor page faults caused by all processes in this class.

<per processClass> Memory Used (%)The percentage of memory used by all processes in this class.

<per processClass> Memory Used (KB)The amount of memory used by all processes in this class.

<per processClass> Memory Threads TotalThe number of kernel threads used by all processes in this class.

A Synopsis of Server Monitoring - Beta User Interface

The Servers list provides key performance metrics for all your servers on a single pane of glass, allowing you to quickly evaluate your servers and their components.

The Servers > Dashboard shows key performance metrics for the selected machine.

The Servers > Volumes window displays performance metrics for disks, partitions, and volumes for the selected machine.

The Servers > Network window shows network performance metrics for network interfaces on the selected machine.

The Servers > Processes window shows the performance metrics for processes you've chosen to monitor on the selected machine.

Using the Server - Beta Monitoring UI

There are many usage mechanisms that are common to the AppDynamics Pro user interface and in particular are common amongst the various windows of the Server Pro Monitoring UI. The image below illustrates and briefly describes these mechanisms.