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This page provides requirements, permissions, and steps to install the Machine Agent. 

Make sure to thoroughly test your deployment in a staging or test environment before deploying it to production.

JRE Requirements


Installation Directory and Path Name Requirements 

The following table lists characters that are not supported for the <machine-agent-home> directory name or in any directory in the path:

Not Supported on any OS
Not Supported on Linux
Not Supported on Windows
Whitespace characters% #% # \ / : * ? " < > |
An exclamation point at the end of the directory name
Control characters such as ASCII EOL, CR, etc.


The controller-info.xml file contains the properties used to specify agent to Controller communications. To specify the Controller host, port, and account access key properties, see Plan the Machine Agent Configuration
Based on your installation requirements, you may need to configure additional properties.

Installation for New Standalone Machine Agent

The following steps are for new installations. To upgrade version 4.3 and earlier, see Upgrade the Standalone Machine Agent.

  1. Plan the Machine Agent Configuration
  2. From AppDynamics Downloads, download the Machine Agent installation package for your OS environment onto the machine you want to monitor. 

    If there is no download bundle for your OS, use the Machine Agent zip file without the JRE, and use a separately downloaded JRE to run it. You need to download a separate JRE if the one already installed on the machine is a version earlier than JRE 1.8.

  3. Verify the Standalone Machine Agent Installation

  4. Start the Machine Agent by executing <machine_agent_home>/bin/machine-agent. If you have java or system properties, you can add them to the end of the command. To review machine usage, enter machine-agent -h.