An AppMon FastPack, also called a Resource Pack, bundles different resources into one installation file that can be imported into AppMon just like a Plugin.
A Fastpack may contain the following resources:
- System Profiles.
- Sensor packs.
- License files.
- User Plugins.
- Any other resource that is not executable, such as text files.
FastPacks are not listed in the Plugin overview after installation. Any selection of the FastPack items can be removed manually in the shell.
You can use a FastPack to import a
.key or license file, but you will need to activate the file manually in eServices and then import the activated license file. A quicker and more flexible way to import a license file is to use the Client. Select Settings > Dynatrace Server > License to display the license Information pane, then click Import and follow the prompts.
FastPack Installation files are archive files that define a valid OSGi bundle. A FastPack may have the file extension
A Fastpack needs at least a manifest file
META-INF/MANIFEST.MF to define the FastPack version, and a
plugin.xml file to define the FastPack's contents. The
plugin.xml file always has to reside in the root directory of the FastPack. An extension for the extension point
com.dynatrace.diagnostics.InstallerContent has to be defined in the
plugin.xml of the FastPack:
Plugin.xml basic structure:
<plugin> <extension id="Installer Content" point="com.dynatrace.diagnostics.InstallerContent"> <metainfo installer_type="resourcepack" name="<YOUR_FASTPACK_NAME>"> <!-- Your resource entries, see below --> </metainfo> </extension> </plugin>
Resources in the FastPack can be organized into subdirectories. You can download a sample FastPack to review the typical contents.
This example contains:
- A User Plugin (specifically, a Monitor) and a license file in the root directory.
- A System Profile, a dashboard, a Sensor pack, and a generic resource (
.dll) in different subdirectories.
Example FastPack Contents
<plugin> <extension id="Installer Content" point="com.dynatrace.diagnostics.InstallerContent"> <metainfo installer_type="resourcepack" name="DemoFastPack"> <!-- Your resource entries --> <resource resource="ksps/com.dynatrace.diagnostics.knowledgesensor.test.sensor/" resource_type="sensorPack"/> <resource resource="bin/dtnetagent20.dll" resource_type="resource" target_dir="lib"> <instance instance="server"/> </resource> <resource resource="dashboards/MyDashboard.dashboard.xml" resource_type="dashboard"/> <resource resource="profiles/myProfile.profile.xml" resource_type="systemProfile"/> <resource resource="dtlicense.key" resource_type="licenseFile"/> <resource resource="myMonitor.jar" resource_type="userPlugin"/> </metainfo> </extension> </plugin>
MANIFEST.MF file needs to be in a
Manifest-Version: 1.0 Bundle-ManifestVersion: 2 Bundle-Name: Demopatch Bundle-SymbolicName: com.dynatrace.diagnostics.demopatch;singleton:=true Bundle-Version: 188.8.131.5299 Bundle-Vendor: dynaTrace software GmbH Implementation-Version: 184.108.40.20699 Require-Bundle: com.dynatrace.diagnostics.sdk
Most resources are identified to the AppMon system by the
resource_type tag in the
plugin.xml file. This tag tells the installation system where to install a particular resource. For generic resources, it is necessary to define the installation location in the
plugin.xml file: specifically, the installation instance and
target_dir relative to the root directory.
In the example, the generic resource is installed on the Server in the directory
The table describes the resource types that you can include in a FastPack. Note that the value for
resource_type is case-sensitive.
|Resource Type||Value of
||Must be the directory containing the sensor's
||May be a directory or
||May be a directory or a single file. Needs at least one installation instance (
FastPacks are not allowed to install core executable code of the AppMon system (resource_type: coreBundle and agentRes).