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Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) is an open source cloud computing Platform as a Service (PaaS). Developers can develop, deploy, operate, and scale cloud-native applications for public and private clouds.

AppDynamics provides three tiles to support PCF 2.x (v2.0.7+) that are available on the Pivotal Network for download and install in a PCF foundation.

AppDynamics Application Performance Monitoring for PCF

To simplify APM setup, the AppDynamics Application Performance Monitoring for PCF tile delivers a service broker to support an AppDynamics marketplace service. The Controller parameters are configured in the tile and automatically published to the marketplace when the tile is installed.

A PCF app can be bound to the marketplace service to consume the Controller credentials.

$ cf bind my-pcf-app my-appd-marketplace-service

Performing a push will utilize the integrated AppDynamics buildpack support to start the APM agent based on the parameters from the marketplace service and start sending performance metrics to the Controller.

$ cf push

The tile also installs the AppDynamics extension buildpack in the PCF environment. For more information on the buildpack support and language-specific workflows to enable APM, see the tile documentation.

AppDynamics Platform Monitoring for PCF

The AppDynamics Platform Monitoring for PCF tile provides visibility into the PCF platform where your AppDynamics-monitored applications are deployed. The tile deploys a Firehose Nozzle that collects various KPI metrics and publishes them to a Controller. The tile also deploys a Dashboard App that automatically creates KPI health rules and custom dashboards associated with the health rules. The Dashboard App allows you to monitor the health and capacity of one or more PCF foundations.

AppDynamics Application Analytics for PCF

The AppDynamics Application Analytics for PCF tile supports collecting Transaction Analytics in real-time from PCF apps to connect application performance, user experience, and business outcomes. The tile deploys an analytics agent in the PCF environment that forwards transaction analytics events from PCF apps to an AppDynamics Events Service.

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