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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. This means you can rapidly troubleshoot hardware performance problems that are impacting your applications.


  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


Server 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:


Search Results and Sorting
From Controller 4.5.13 onwards, pagination is the default behavior on the servers and containers list pages. The information is fetched on demand and additional records will be retrieved and displayed as a user scrolls. Search is only available for the name and host id columns. Sorting is only available on the hostname, container, metric % and health fields.