Server Monitoring uses the Standalone Machine Agent to provide extended hardware metrics and Service Availability Monitoring. Server Monitoring includes additional windows in the Controller UI that enable you to quickly see underlying infrastructure issues impacting your application performance. This means you can rapidly troubleshoot hardware performance problems that are impacting your applications.
Server Monitoring is not enabled by default and requires a separate license. Server Monitoring is currently available for Linux and Windows.
You need to install the Standalone Machine Agent to enable and use Server Monitoring and Service Availability features. See Install the Standalone Machine Agent.
|Feature||Server Monitoring||Standalone Machine Agent|
Linux and Windows
|Linux and Unix-like systems, |
Solaris, AIX, MacOS, and Windows
|Extensions and Custom Metrics||Yes||Yes|
|JVM Crash Guard||Yes|
|Licensing||AppDynamics Machine Agent|
|Graphical User Interface||Yes||Limited to Servers list|
Extended Hardware Metrics
|Service Availability Monitoring||Yes||No|
|Server metrics in transaction snapshots||Yes||No|
|Server KPIs in application flow map||Yes||No|
|Health rules for extended hardware metrics||Yes||No|
Server Monitoring Role-Base Access Control
Server Monitoring provides two default roles and two related permissions:
- Server Monitoring Administrator
- Server Monitoring User
- View Server Monitoring permission
- Configure Server Monitoring (Service Availability) permission
For more details, see See Roles and Permissions.
Server Monitoring User Interface
The Servers list provides key performance metrics for all your servers on a single window.
The Servers > Dashboard shows key performance metrics for the selected machine, including the top 10 consumers of CPU and memory.
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 a configurable set of performance metrics for processes.
Using the Server Monitoring UI
The Server Monitoring user interface uses many of the same mechanisms that are common to the various windows of the Controller UI. The image below illustrates and briefly describes these mechanisms.
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