AppMon Client - 2017 May

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

UI elements and features

The Client menu bar and toolbar icons provide quick access to commonly performed tasks, such as opening a web dashboard, performing Client and AppMon Server configuration tasks, accessing the Start Center, and choosing a data timeframe.

Start Center icon

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.

Timeframe selector

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

Default Monitoring Perspective & dashboard tabs (2)

The top of the Client window displays the blue default Monitoring Perspective button and any opened custom dashboard tabs. Click the default Monitoring Perspective Monitoring button button to display the Monitoring Overview dashboard of a specific System Profile or stored session and related blue breadcrumb navigation buttons. In addition, click a custom dashboard tab to view the dashlets of the selected dashboard.

Default Monitoring dashboard button & custom dashboard tabs

Use the blue breadcrumbs that appear under the toolbar after clicking the default Monitoring Perspective button to quickly navigate to the built-in dashboards of selected System Profile or stored session. Breadcrumb items reflect the drill down order from the Monitoring Overview dashboard. The first breadcrumb entry corresponds to the selected System Profile or stored session.

Click the down arrow  of the first breadcrumb button to select a different System Profile or a stored session. For example, in the screenshot below, the easyTravel System Profile is selected. Clicking the down arrow brings up a menu from which you can select a different System Profile or stored session.

Breadcrumb navigation buttons and Select a System Profile for Monitoring drop-down menu

Grey breadcrumb buttons indicate that you've previously drilled down from the Monitoring Overview to a related KPI analysis dashboard, but it's no longer actively displayed. Click a grey breadcrumb button to quickly navigate to a previously accessed dashboard. In the previous example, Applications, easyTravel Mobile, and Real User Page Actions are previously accessed dashboards and the blue breadcrumb button labeled easyTravel is the currently displayed dashboard.

Note the difference between the default Monitoring Monitoring button perspective button and the first breadcrumb navigation button labeled Monitoring , which is the default System Profile name of a new AppMon installation.

Default Monitoring Perspective button and default monitoring System Profile breadcrumb

Cockpit (4)

The Cockpit is a sliding and dockable control panel for managing System Profiles, session storage, quickly adding dashlets to dashboards, and for viewing the Status Overview dashlets of a selected System Profile. You can double-click assets appearing in the Cockpits tab and Dashlets tab to open them or right-click to view a context menu.

To view/hide the Cockpit, click the burger menu icon in the top left of the Client UI.

Configuration menu (5)

On each of the analysis dashboards of the default Monitoring Perspective, a gear icon  appears on the top right of the window. Click this icon 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 and configuring business transactions, as shown below.

Click the gear icon to access the configuration menu

Dashboard content (6)

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

Right-click to open the context menu

In the Monitoring Perspective dashboards, you can navigate to other dashboards. For example, from the Montoring Overview 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 of the selected System Profile or stored session: Active Visits dashletApplications OverviewProcesses and Hosts / Infrastructure OverviewEnd User Experience/World MapMobile Applications and Web Request Performance.

For example, to access the Infrastructure Overview, click anywhere in the Process/Hosts section at the bottom of the Monitoring Overview dashboard. as shown below.

Product and security notifications (7)

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.