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The AppDynamics Controller UI is the primary interface for configuring your AppDynamics deployment and monitoring the application environment. The UI gives you a single view for monitoring application performance, end user experience, database performance, and other features of the AppDynamics product modules.

The UI is designed for collaboration. You can create and share custom dashboards, convene a troubleshooting war room, create notifications for application events, and more.
 

Supported Web Browsers for the Controller UI

The AppDynamics UI is an HTML 5-based browser application that works best with the latest version of any modern browser. The Controller UI has been tested with the following browsers and versions:

  • IE 9+
  • Safari 6+
  • Chrome 16+
  • Firefox 6+
  • Microsoft Edge

Opera and older versions of Firefox, IE, and Safari browsers may still operate, but some features may not display as intended.

The Controller UI requires Flash Player 10 or greater; AppDynamics recommends version 11.

Certain types of ad blockers can interfere with features in the Controller UI. We recommend disabling ad blockers while using the Controller UI.

For information on adding and administering users in the Controller UI or configuring external authenticators, see Users and Groups

Overview of the Controller UI

As you start using the Controller UI to configure AppDynamics and monitor your environment, it's helpful to get acquainted with the elements of the Controller UI that you'll use most and that are referenced frequently in this documentation. The following sections briefly describe a few of these elements.

Note that the exact controls and pages that appear for you in the UI depend upon your user permissions. For information about roles and permissions, see Users and Groups.

Top Navigation Bar

The home page presents a card view of the primary product areas and some major cross-product features. The top navigation bar presents the same links.

Left Navigation Menu

Within a product area, a left navigation menu lets you access the various sections specific for that area:


You can access configuration settings throughout the UI, but the Configuration link in the left menu (as called out above) serves as a consolidated point for accessing those settings in the UI. Configuration settings control various aspects of the behavior of AppDynamics, such as transaction and backend detection, baselines, and so on. 

Settings menu

Clicking the gear icon shows the Settings menu. The Settings menu presents links for pages where you can customize the UI environment, view your account information, or, if permitted by your user role, configure administration settings for the UI such as add user accounts, configure authentication, and more.

Deep links in the UI are an important tool for collaborating with other AppDynamics users. Deep links let you share a view of the Controller UI, including the time frame represented in the view, with other users.

When communicating with colleagues, you can use deep links as you would a screen shot. However, instead of a sharing a static image, you're sharing a view of the UI from within the context of the dynamic Controller environment. The view can be a particular flow map, the metric browser, or anywhere else in the UI.

To share a deep link, click Settings > Copy a link to this screen to the clipboard.

Choosing the fixed time range ensures that the time range you are viewing is represented in the URL. Note that a relative time frame (for example, last 15 minutes), is rendered as a fixed time frame in the URL. For example:

http://appd.example.com/controller/#/location=METRIC_BROWSER&application=56&timeRange=Custom_Time_Range.BETWEEN_TIMES.1437692471256.1437691571256.0
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