AppMon Client

The AppMon Client is a visually rich user interface that provides intuitive access to the many facets of your application's performance and system health data captured by AppMon. There are two types of Clients:

  • Standalone Client: A full featured and locally installed client from which you can connect to multiple AppMon Servers. See Set up the AppMon Client for installation and configuration details.
  • Webstart Client: A full featured client that uses Java Web Start technology to access the client from a supported web browser. The Webstart Client connects to a single AppMon Server and automatically updates with AppMon Server upgrades. Learn how to set up the Webstart Client
    Please note that as announcement by Oracle, Java WebStart is no longer included beginning with Java 11. Thus, the Webstart Client will no longer work. Alternatively, you can use the Portable Client if installing the Client is not feasible.

In addition to viewing monitored data directly in the AppMon Client, you can also use dynamic web dashboards for quick data access on mobile devices and desktop browsers.

AppMon 2018 April This page describes the user interface of the AppMon Client version 2018 April. For the 2017 May description, click here.

Client UI overview

Some of the features are available for quick keyboard navigation. Find the key combinations in the Keyboard shortcuts section.

Resource selectors (1)

Click the burger icon to show/hide the sidebar.

Click the Home Home icon to open the most recently used Monitoring dashboard.
For example, if the Applications dashboard was open before switching to custom dashboard, the Home icon will open it.

Click the Search Search icon to search for a particular visit, Business Transaction, or PurePath.

Resource selectors allow you to quickly switch between different AppMon Servers and System Profiles/stored sessions. All dashboards will automatically switch to a new data source, unless otherwise is configured in dashboard properties.

The Server selector contains all the Servers the Client is connected to.
Hover over a Server, and click Edit to open the Dynatrace Server Settings dialog box.
Webstart client can connect to its own server only.

The Session selector contains all the System Profiles and stored sessions of the currently selected server. Hover over a System Profiles or a stored session and click Edit to open the System Profile Preferences dialog box.
Click Manage System Profiles to open the System Profiles dashlet.
Click Manage Stored Sessions to open the Session Browser dashlet.

The sidebar is a control panel for managing System Profiles, session storage, quickly adding dashlets to dashboards, and for viewing commonly used session and server specific views. The sidebar comes instead of the formerly used cockpit sidebar. You can still configure to use the cockpit via the client settings.

Start Center item

Start Opens the Start Center, from which you can access a collection of predefined dashboards for common use cases and administrative tasks. Learn more about the Start Center.

Settings item

Settings Opens the Settings sub-bar, where you can perform server and session-related actions.

Dashboard toolbar (3)

Dashboard toolbar differs for custom and built-in dashboards.

For custom dashboards the toolbar shows the name of the dashboard and timeframe of the displayed data. It also contains control icons to refresh data, add a new dashlet, and filter options.

Dashboard toolbar no filter

You can set automatic refresh. Expand the refresh drop-down, and select the required interval.

If dashboard uses a custom data source, the source is also shown in the toolbar.

Dashboard toolbar filter

Click the source name to open the Source tab of the Dashboard properties dialog box.

Dashboard and timeframe selectors (4)

The dashboard selector contains the list of all currently opened dashboards. You search the list of dashboards, to quickly find the required one.
Click New to create a new empty dashboard.
Click Open to open an existing dashboard, stored on the currently selected Server or locally.
Click Close all to close all dashboards. The confirmation dialog will prompt you to save changes.
To close a single dashboard, hover over it and click Close.

Dashboard selector

You can't open Monitoring or other buil-in dashboards from here. Click either Home Home icon to open the last active built-in dashboard, or Session overview item of the Server section in the sidebar to open the Monitoring dashboard.

Timeframe selector

Use the Timeframe Selector on the toolbar to choose the timeframes affecting all displayed data and charts.

System Profile session shows live data for the selected timeframe. Stored session timeframe is automatically adjusted to cover the whole session.

Dashboard content (5)

The main area of the Client displays the dashlets of a selected dashboard or one of the built-in Monitoring dashboards. Right-click in a dashlet or in a Monitoring dashboard to open a context menu from which you can drill down to get more information.

From the built-in Monitoring dashboards, you can navigate to other dashboards. For example, from the Monitoring dashboard, which contains a speed-optimized version of the Transaction Flow dashlet, you can click a link or section in the dashboard to quickly access the following KPI (Key Performance Indicator) analysis dashboards:

Right-click to open the context menu

Product and security notifications (6)

When new security updates are made available or product issues detected, an alert automatically appears on the bottom right of the Client along with a link to get more detailed information. For example, when a new update is released, an alert appears in the Client. Clicking the link takes you to the Administration pane of the Start Center from which you can download the new update.