The .NET Agent Extension Manager works with the .Net Agent to capture and report metrics not gathered out of the box. It can be used to capture metrics such as: Windows Event Log data, current Windows Service states, Windows reboot times, or kick off custom scripts to gather metrics from any source.
Download and unzip the archive to any fixed location, such as %ProgramData%\Appdynamics or just C:\
Once unzipped, you should see previously mentioned files and folders, along with other required configuration or library files.
Presently, the .NET agent extension service supports following extensions types:
Some commonly used extensions have been bundled along with the Extension Manager.
By default, all provided extensions are disabled.You can enable them by editing their corresponding XML configuration file. Please visit their respective extension pages for more details to enable.
Extension Service can be managed using following commands-
To avoid using password in plain text, we can use encrypted passwords in extension.xml for any event type extensions.
If you're not seeing metrics reported to the controller, check to make sure the custom Windows Performance Counters created by the Extension Service have been added to the AppDynamics.Agent.Coordinator configuration file (config.xml). If the Performance Counters have been added, try restarting the Coordinator to ensure the configuration has been picked up. If this doesn't help, check the Logs folder for any errors.