AppDynamics automatically Baselines every metric collected from your application environment and makes it easy for you to assign Health Rules, Alerts and appropriate Policies when anomalies occur.


Every agent monitoring a Business Transaction sends detailed performance and business metrics back to the Controller, which, through machine learning, automatically creates a dynamic Baseline for each metric. Performance and response times, business metrics and conversion metrics are all Baselined automatically.


AppDynamics uses Baselines to benchmark normal behavior for your application. When performance deviates from a Baseline, AppDynamics Alerts appropriate staff only to anomalies--avoiding IT alert storms and speeding resolution before customers notice.

Health Rules and Policies

Health Rules leverage Baselines to establish performance thresholds. When exceeded, they trigger events. A triggered event is dictated by the correlated Policy, such as sending an email or reducing the number of requests sent to a specific server that may be underperforming.

Performance Indicators

Four health status levels indicate performance: critical, warning, normal and unknown. When the health status of an entity changes, such as a response time on a server moves from normal to warning, an Alert is sent to the Controller UI. Alerts and Policies vary, based on the severity of the health issue.

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