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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 Comparison


Server MonitoringStandalone Machine Agent
Supported Platforms

Linux and Windows 

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


Remediation ScriptsYesYes

Server Infrastructure Monitoring  

AppDynamics Machine Agent
Graphical User InterfaceYesLimited to Servers list

Extended Hardware Metrics

Service Availability MonitoringYesNo
Server metrics in transaction snapshotsYesNo
Server KPIs in application flow mapYesNo
Health rules for extended hardware metricsYesNo

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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For full-screen viewing, click Server Visibility Product Tour.