Server monitoring can refer to a range of different tools and approaches for monitoring the performance of web and application servers. At its most basic, server monitoring means collecting machine- and infrastructure-level metrics like disk I/O, throughput, CPU utilization, and memory usage.
AppDynamics application performance management solution offers you the metrics of server monitoring tools with advanced troubleshooting abilities of an APM software. The limitations of server monitoring and the solutions provided by APM are as follows:
With AppDynamics you can automatically detect, instrument, and map application topology, and know where the latency exists.
Application monitoring solutions can understand Business Transactions. This makes it a lot easier to optimize the performance critical bottlenecks based on which transactions they affect.
AppDynamics also offers the following functionality that are above and beyond the usual server monitoring tools . That includes: