The AppDynamics Server Visibility module uses the Standalone Machine Agent to provide extended hardware metrics and Service Availability Monitoring. Server Visibility 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 Visibility must be Enabled on Machine Agent
To view basic hardware metrics without Server Visibility, see Viewing Hardware Metrics.
Server Visibility functionality requires the following:
Server Visibility is currently available for Linux, Windows, and Solaris. You must do the following before you enable Server Visibility:
|Feature||Server Visibility||Standalone Machine Agent|
Linux, Windows, Solaris
|Linux and Unix-like systems, |
MacOS, and Windows
|Extensions and Custom Metrics||Yes||Yes|
|Monitor Docker container metrics from the Docker host (New in 4.3.3)||Yes||No|
|Tier Metric Correlator||Yes||No|
|Dynamic Monitoring Mode||Yes||No|
|JVM Crash Guard||Yes|
|Graphical User Interface||Yes||Functionality is limited to viewing Machine Agent metrics in the 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 Visibility provides two default roles and two related permissions:
For more details, see See Roles and Permissions.
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.
The Server Visibility 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.
For full-screen viewing, click Server Visibility Product Tour.