Set up the AppMon Client

AppMon Clients for Windows and *NIX uses 64-bit architecture, which has several advantages:

  • Standalone clients are included in Windows and Linux full installation packages, so separate installations are no longer necessary.
  • For Linux 64-bit, there is no need to install extra libraries.
  • Bigger data sets for analysis, coinciding nicely with the introduction of the Frontend Server serving these.

What to know before setup

  • The AppMon 32-bit Client is no longer supported with AppMon 6.5 and later.
  • The Linux installation process requires a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8 or later.
  • AppMon Server, Collector and Client standalone installations run only on operating systems with Java 8. On Windows and Linux, the AppMon package comes with a private JRE 1.8 for run time.
  • The Client on the Mac requires JRE 1.8 for run time.
  • You can install the AppMon Client on Windows, Linux or MacOS X (Intel architecture only).


See System Requirements > AppMon Client for exact supported OS versions.

  • Memory requirements: 512MB minimum, 1GB recommended.
  • If you want a locally installed Client, for example to connect to several same-version AppMon Servers (no matter what bitness and on which OS) you either install the Client with a full installer together with other components or on Windows do a custom installation ‐ or install separately from a Client-only installer.
    Sample *NIX Client-only installation command: java -jar <path>/dynatrace-client-<version>-<platform>.jar
    The Linux Client installation file is named dynatrace-client-<version>-linux-x86.jar contains 64-bit client only.

To change the used memory for the AppMon Client, choose Settings > Dynatrace Client and set the Maximum heap memory to a reasonable size.

Use the Dynatrace Client Preferences dialog box to configuration the following:

  • General settings: Maximum heap memory, check for Client update, dashboard change, reset warning dialog boxes and layouts, UI full or simple.
  • Services: Enable REST Web services and port, allow non-SSL connections and set port, configure proxy for Client.
  • Directories: Set storage locations.
  • External Tools: .NET reflector and text editor location and Java decompiler.

Starting the Client

Start the Client in one of the following ways:

  • From the Start menu.
  • From the command line:
cd <DT_HOME>

Where <DT_HOME> is one of the following: for a default full installation is C:\Program Files\Dynatrace\Dynatrace 7.2.

  • C:\Program Files\Dynatrace\Dynatrace 7.2 for full installation
  • C:\Program Files\dynaTrace\Dynatrace Client 7.2 for Client-only installation