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.
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 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 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
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.
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.
Click the source name to open the Source tab of the Dashboard properties dialog box.
For built-in dashboards the toolbar contains Configuration menu and navigation.
On each of the built-in dashboards of the default Monitoring overview, a gear icon appears on the top right of the window. Click it to open a configuration menu that contains options that are specific to each view. For example, the configuration menu of the Application Details dashboard provides options for editing baselines, configuring business transactions, and email notifications.
The default menu options, available in all dashboards are:
- Configure Environment: Opens the Environment Configuration wizard, allowing you to add new tiers to monitoring.
- Agents overview: Opens the Agents overview view.
If a built-in dashboard has a dashlet of the same functionality, you can open it as a dashlet on a new or an existing dashboard. To do so, click the Pin to Dashboard icon. Here you can apply filters, unavailable in the built-in dashboard.
You have two navigation options: breadcrumbs, and navigation buttons.
Use the blue breadcrumbs to quickly navigate to the built-in dashboards of selected System Profile/stored session. Breadcrumb items reflect the drill down order from the Monitoring dashboard to the current one.
Navigation buttons work just like back/forward options of a web browser. You can go up to 20 steps back and forth.
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.
You can't open Monitoring or other buil-in dashboards from here. Click either 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.
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:
- Active Visits.
- Applications Overview
- Processes and Infrastructure Overview
- End User Experience with the World Map
- Mobile Applications
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.