Start Monitoring Databases

With just a few steps, you can start monitoring your databases. When you're finished, you'll see your databases reporting performance data in the AppDynamics Controller. If the database is associated with an application, you'll be able to see where the database fits in the application architecture and drill down from a business transaction to see the underlying database activity. Using a SaaS Controller or by installing your own controller, you can start monitoring your databases within minutes!

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The AppDynamics Database Agent collects metrics using a Database Agent Collector that you configure to communicate with each specific database and then report those metrics to the Controller. You just have to configure the Agent to talk to the Controller, and then configure Database Agent Collector to communicate with the database. To get started, you will need:

  • An AppDynamics Controller. Getting a SaaS Controller is easy. Just sign up for an account and start a trial.  It's free - no credit card required.
  • You'll receive a welcome email with simple instructions on how to log on to your Controller and the Getting Started Wizard will guide you through the remaining steps.
The AppDynamics Database Agent allows you to monitor your databases in production so you get real-time visibility of database performance, resource metrics, and server health. The wizard gives you the exact command to run to start the agent. Once you've installed the agent, the Getting Started wizard shows the Database Agent connecting to the Controller and in less than a minute you should see your database reporting to the AppDynamics Controller.
AppDynamics automatically recognizes database backends accessed by your application. After you configure a Database Agent collector for the database backend, you can link to it from the Application Dashboard by right-clicking the database, selecting View in Database Monitoring, and then selecting the database server. AppDynamics remembers the association you just made between the database backend seen in the application and the database Collector.

Linking your database backend to a Database Agent collector allows you to follow a problem in your application, from a transaction snapshot to the SQL statement that ran in that transaction and further troubleshoot the SQL and database. See the data AppDynamics collects and visualizes about your databases.
A quick tour of setting of metrics and dashboards to easily monitor databases in your complex architectures.
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Introduction

With just a few steps, you can start monitoring your databases. When you're finished, you'll see your databases reporting performance data in the AppDynamics Controller. If the database is associated with an application, you'll be able to see where the database fits in the application architecture and drill down from a business transaction to see the underlying database activity. Using a SaaS Controller or by installing your own controller, you can start monitoring your databases within minutes!

Before starting

The AppDynamics Database Agent collects metrics using a Database Agent Collector that you configure to communicate with each specific database and then report those metrics to the Controller. You just have to configure the Agent to talk to the Controller, and then configure Database Agent Collector to communicate with the database. To get started, you will need:

  • An AppDynamics Controller. Getting a SaaS Controller is easy. Just sign up for an account and start a trial.  It's free - no credit card required.
  • You'll receive a welcome email with simple instructions on how to log on to your Controller and the Getting Started Wizard will guide you through the remaining steps.

Install AppDynamics Agent

The AppDynamics Database Agent allows you to monitor your databases in production so you get real-time visibility of database performance, resource metrics, and server health. The wizard gives you the exact command to run to start the agent. Once you've installed the agent, the Getting Started wizard shows the Database Agent connecting to the Controller and in less than a minute you should see your database reporting to the AppDynamics Controller.

Setup DB collector

AppDynamics automatically recognizes database backends accessed by your application. After you configure a Database Agent collector for the database backend, you can link to it from the Application Dashboard by right-clicking the database, selecting View in Database Monitoring, and then selecting the database server. AppDynamics remembers the association you just made between the database backend seen in the application and the database Collector.

Linking your database backend to a Database Agent collector allows you to follow a problem in your application, from a transaction snapshot to the SQL statement that ran in that transaction and further troubleshoot the SQL and database. See the data AppDynamics collects and visualizes about your databases.
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Dashboards and metrics

A quick tour of setting of metrics and dashboards to easily monitor databases in your complex architectures.