On Windows operating systems, performance counters provide information about the health of the operating system, applications, services and other components. The counter data can help determine system bottlenecks and enable you to fine-tune system and application performance.
The AppDynamics Windows Performance Counter Extensions helps you configure the .NET Machine Agent to use the available performance counters.
How it works
The .NET Machine Agent provides a way to monitor any available performance counter in Windows machine and send it to the controller as custom metrics. This extension will help in selecting any available performance counter for the Windows machine and adds it to the machine agent configuration file. The machine agent configuration file, by default located at:
The Windows Performance Counter Configuration Tool ( CCT) is a stand-alone executable, which requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 to be installed on the machine. We can launch the executable by double-clicking it. The extension tool requires administrative permissions, based on security settings.