Quickly start monitoring your Azure cloud solutions with the AppDynamics for Windows Azure NuGet package. Sign up for the AppDyanmics add-on in the Windows Azure portal, then simply enable the AppDynamics agent in your Visual Studio solution to begin monitoring.

Part 1. Get the AppDynamics add-on from the Windows Azure store.

Log in to the Windows Azure portal to get the AppDynamics add-on.

Get the add-on

Log in to the Windows Azure portal at https://manage.windowsazure.com.

Click +NEW

Click +NEW to find a new add-on.


Go to the Windows Azure Store to search for an add-on.

Select AppDynamics

Select AppDynamics in the list of services and click the NEXT arrow.

Select your region

On the Personalize Add-on page, select your REGION and click the NEXT arrow. After the form validates the NAME field and displays a green checkmark, click the NEXT arrow. 

Review your purchase

Review your purchase and click the CHECK to purchase. 


You've successfully signed up for AppDynamics for Windows Azure! 

We'll send you a welcome email with your URL and credentials to connect to the AppDynamics Controller. Then you can use NuGet to add the App Agent for .NET to your Windows Azure solution.

Part 2: Add the AppDynamics agent to your solution with NuGet

Use the NuGet package manager to add the App Agent for .NET to your Azure solution in Visual Studio.

Select Manage NuGet Package

In Visual Studio, right click your solution name and chose Manage NuGet Packages for Solution.

Search for AppDynamics

Select the NuGet official package source in the left menu and type AppDynamics in the search bar in the upper right. Select AppDynamics .NET Agent for Azure and click Install.

Select the projects to monitor

Select the projects you want to monitor and click OK.

Accept the license

Click I Accept to agree to the license terms.

Enter the connection information

Enter the connection information from your Welcome email:

  • Controller Host
  • Controller Port
  • Account Name
  • Account Key

We automatically populate Application Name with the name of your Windows Azure solution.

Verify the changes

Close the Manage NuGet Packages window and verify the following:

  • Instrumented projects have an AppDynamics folder
  • The AppDynamics folder(s) contain an msi installer package and a setup.cmd file
  • The ServiceDefinition.csdef has an AppDynamics startup task
Publish your solution

Right click the Windows Azure cloud solution and click Publish.

Monitor your app!

Once you've successfully published your project, you're ready to log in to the Controller and begin monitoring your solution!