While business transaction performance is the typical focus of a performance monitoring strategy, infrastructure performance can add insight into underlying factors in business transaction performance. Infrastructure Visibility provides visibility into the underlying OS infrastructure and networks on which your applications run. These agents enable you to isolate, identify, and troubleshoot infrastructure problems that can affect application performance such as resource-hogging tiers.
AppDynamics provides preconfigured application infrastructure metrics and default health rules to enable you to discover and correct infrastructure problems. You can also configure additional persistent metrics to implement a monitoring strategy specific to your business needs and application architecture.
In addition to health rules, you can view infrastructure metrics in the Metric Browser.and charts in the browser can be particularly useful for understanding how infrastructure metrics correlate to business transaction performance.
For more information, see Overview of Infrastructure Visibility.