Plugins are supplemental product libraries that extend AppMon with features and functions beyond the functionality in the installed product. To access the Plugins pane of the Server Settings dialog box, choose Settings > Dynatrace Server > Plugins or Tools > Manage Plugins if your Client is connected to at least one AppMon Server. See Plugin Architecture for more information about plugins.
FastPacks are downloadable packages that can contain resources such as preconfigured plugins, sensor packs, dashboards, and System Profiles. A FastPack bundles these different resources into one installation file that you can install and import into AppMon like a plugin. See Building FastPacks for more information.
Updates are software updates that may contain defect fixes, performance improvements, or usability and feature enhancements. To install an update, you must upload the update to a running AppMon Server. Manage the update installation with the Update Wizard, which you can access from the Client UI. See Product Updates for more information.
A product upgrade requires a completely different installation process from an update, plugin, or FastPack. You must install a product upgrade to a separate directory structure. To persist your data, you must migrate settings and data from the old to the new version. See the Upgrade and Migration Guide to learn how.
Installed plugins tab
On this tab, you can view all of the installed plugins. There are several different types of plugins that are editable, as shown in the following table:
|Plugin Type||activatable/deactivate||Editable in Plugin Development Environment|
To install the default plugins, such as System plugins or downloaded Monitors, click the Install Plugin button. For plugins available in a separate folder instead of an installation file, click the Import Folder button, which is available for actions such as developing a new Task or Monitor.
To install a system plugin:
- Download a plugin installation file from the Dynatrace Community.
- Install the file using either of the following methods:
- In the Plugins pane of the Server Settings dialog box.
- Double-click the installation file (
.dtpfiles on Windows only) to start the installation.
- Follow the instructions. You must restart Server or Collector. You can see pending restarts in the Start Center.
You can install and upgrade only if the plugin is a newer version.
Plugin development tab
On this tab, you can manage custom plugins that you develop, test, and deploy on your own AppMon system. See Manage and Develop User Plugins for more information.