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    The AppDynamics Server Visibility module uses the 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 and rapidly troubleshoot hardware performance problems.

    Server Visibility requires: 

    To view basic hardware metrics without Server Visibility, see View Hardware Metrics

    Server Visibility is currently available for Linux, Windows, and Solaris.

    Before you enable Server Visibility:

    1. Review the Server Visibility Requirements and Supported Environments.
    2. Install and configure the Machine Agent on a machine with a supported OS as described in Install the Standalone Machine Agent.

    Feature Comparison

    FeatureServer VisibilityMachine Agent
    Supported Platforms

    Linux, Windows, Solaris

    Linux and Unix-like systems,
    MacOS, and Windows
    Extensions and Custom MetricsYesYes
    Monitor Docker container metrics from the Docker hostYesNo
    Tier Metric CorrelatorYesNo
    Dynamic Monitoring ModeYesNo
    JVM Crash GuardYes


    Remediation ScriptsYesYes

    Server Visibility

    Machine Agent
    Graphical User InterfaceYesFunctionality is limited to viewing Machine Agent metrics in the 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 Visibility provides two predefined roles, and two related permissions:

    • Server Visibility Administrator

    • Server Visibility User 

    • View Server Visibility permission

    • Configure Server Visibility permission - enables configuring Service Availability

    See Server Visibility Permissions

    Server Visibility User Interface

    The Servers list provides key performance metrics for all your servers on a single panel. 

    The Servers > Dashboard shows key performance metrics for the selected machine, including the top ten consumers of CPU and memory.

    The Servers > Volumes panel displays performance metrics for disks, partitions, and volumes for the selected machine.

    The Servers > Network panel shows network performance metrics for network interfaces on the selected machine.

    The Servers > Processes panel shows a configurable set of performance metrics for processes.

    The Servers > Containers panel lists the monitored containers used by an application.

    Using the Server Visibility UI

    The Server Visibility user interface uses many of the same mechanisms that are common to the various panels of the Controller UI. The sample image illustrates these mechanisms.

    Search Results and Sorting

    From Controller version 4.5.13 and later, pagination is the default behavior on the Servers and Containers list pages. The information is retrieved on demand, and additional records are retrieved and displayed as you scroll. Search is only available for the Name and Host ID columns. Sorting is only available on the Hostname, Container, Metric %, and Health fields.