Create a System Profile

Creation of a System Profile consists of two general steps:

  1. Create System Profile itself.
  2. Map your application tiers to the System Profile.

1. Create a System Profile

AppMon 2017 May In Cockpit, right-click the System Profiles node, and select Create System Profile.

AppMon 2018 April and later In the session selector, click Manage System Profiles, then click Create System Profile in the System Profiles dashlet.

Set the unique name for the new System Profile.

You can also click Tools > Create System Profile. In that case you proceed to the Application Environment Configuration dialog box automatically, and can skip step 2.1.

2. Map application

To receive data from Agents, you need to map them to your System Profile. It is done in the Application Environment Configuration dialog box.

2.1 Access the dialog box

To access the Application Environment Configuration dialog box:

  1. Open the Welcome screen of the new System Profile:
    • AppMon 2017 May Click the default Monitoring Perspective Monitoring button button, then select the new System Profile in the breadcrumb navigation.
    • AppMon 2018 April and later Select the new System Profile from the session selector, then click Monitoring Overview in the System Profile section of the sidebar.
  2. Click Configure.

2.2. Select the technology of your application

Depending on the selected technology, you have different sets of tiers to configure.

Select application type
Select application type

2.3. Configure tier

Click Add under the required application component. An Agent Group is created for each tier. You can find several examples of tier configuration in child topics of the Application Environment Configuration page.

To learn how to configure Database Agent, see Database Agent configuration.

2.3.1. Select the technology of the tier

Set a unique, meaningful name for the tier. Select its technology.

Select tier technology
Select tier technology

2.3.2. Configure tier details

Specify the tier location, which environment it uses, and, if needed, which Collector should its Agents use.

Specify tier details
Specify tier details

2.3.3. Install Agents

If you already have your Agents installed on the application's machine, skip this step.

Download and install the Agents. See Install agents for more information about it.

2.3.4. Configure Agents

Adjust Agents configuration. The adjustment process varies depending on the Agent type. Follow the instructions from the Application Environment Configuration dialog box.

2.3.5 Restart your application

Restart your application, or just the newly instrument tier of it, for the Agent to connect. You can skip that step, and restart the app when all tiers are instrumented.

Restart tier
Restart tier

Windows systems for web servers and IIS require two or even three restart steps.

Web server on Windows systems:
  1. Restart the AppMon Web Server Agent Service through the Windows Services.
  2. Restart the web server.
IIS:
  1. Restart the AppMon Web Server Agent Service through the Windows Services.
  2. Restart/Recycle your IIS Application Pool through the IIS Manager.
  3. Access your application's web site through the browser (ensures that, for example, ASP.NET is loaded).

2.4. Review the configuration

Review the connected Agents. If needed, add more tiers.

Connected Agent
Connected Agent

3. Check the Agent Groups in configured System Profile

Open the System Profile Preferences dialog box for newly created System Profile check for the Agent Groups.

New Agent Group
New Agent Group