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As you may know, AppDynamics is very configurable, giving you control over most data configurations. However, due to the various AppDynamics agent types and products, you can change the configuration in many different places. This flexibility can make it challenging to keep track of all of your settings. The Data Collection Dashboard addresses this challenge by providing a single, easy-to-access view of the current state of all of your configuration parameters that may affect your organization's security and privacy. The Data Collection Dashboard should help you understand what data AppDynamics is collecting for your configured application instance at any point in time.
The unified view is only available to admins.
To view the Data Collection Dashboard, click the gear icon () and then click Data Collection Dashboard.
The dashboard provides a read-only view. You can change the configuration values in the respective places of the platform.
|You can find online help for a data collector type. To do so, navigate to Applications and choose an application. Then click Configuration > Instrumentation > Data Collectors. Click on help () in the data collector box of interest to view the online help for it. The online help contains more information on that particular data collector and how to configure it.|
You can click Export to save a raw json file of the selected data collection settings, to share with non-admins, auditors, and sales.
This table lists all of the data collector types that you can view on the Data Collection Dashboard.
|Data Collector Type||Description|
Agents Logging Session
|Agents Logging Sessions log information with specific type of logging information, such as application configuration changes, metric data, and system agent registrations.|
Agents Metadata Default Config
|Agents Metadata Default Configs collect app agents transaction metadata.|
Browser Settings Config
|Browser Settings Configs collect Browser RUM and Synthetic metrics.|
Custom Data Browser
|Custom Data Browsers customize the agent to collect custom metrics for the browser.|
Custom Data Mobile
|Custom Data Mobiles customize the agent to collect custom data types such as information points, custom timers, and custom metrics.|
|DB Collector||Database Collectors run within the Database Agent to collect performance metrics about your database instances and servers.|
|DB Security Config||Database Security Configs collect literals, which can contain sensitive user data, retrieved from the database.|
EUM Settings Config
|EUM Settings Configs collect EUM metrics, custom data, and Analytics data.|
|GUID Injections correlate logs and transaction analytics data to specific business transaction requests.|
|HTTP Requests capture the URLs, parameter values, headers, and cookies of HTTP messages exchanged in a business transaction.|
|Information Points reflect the data state across all invocations of a method, independently of business transactions.|
Log Analytics Source Rule
|Log Analytics Source Rules log data sources using job files to collect log analytics data.|
|Method Invocations capture code data, such as method arguments, variables, and return values.|
Mobile Settings Config
Mobile Settings Configs collect Mobile RUM metrics.
|SIM HTTP User Service Config|
SIM HTTP User Service Configs collect Standalone Machine Agent data using HTTP listeners.
SQL Data Collector
|SQL Data Collectors collect the business data from SQL parameters for use in transaction analytics.|