Accelerator Tutorial

Speed up. Optimize. Repeat. 

Get up and running quickly with AppDynamics! Use our self-paced tutorials to keep it simple while still learning about all critical points. This is the fastest way to start reaping the benefits of the AppDynamics platform.

Install

Install

View a step-by-step tutorial on agent and controller installation. Learn to map your applications to AppDynamics.

Monitor

Monitor

Tour the controller, apply our Business Transactions to your app, and start working with baselining.

Troubleshoot

Troubleshoot

Run through troubleshooting exercises to learn how to drill down to the specific snapshot isolating an issue.

Configure

Configure

Tailor monitoring settings, optimize your Business Transactions, customize health rules, and add actions and policies.

Step 1 — Installation

Master the steps to installation, and learn the requirements and master the strategies for mapping your application correctly within the AppDynamics model.

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Java
Java Agent
v.4.1
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.Net
.NET Agent
v.4.1
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.php
PHP Agent
v.4.1
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Node.JS
Node.JS Agent
v.4.1
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Android
Android Agent
v.4.1
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DBMon
DBmon Agent
v.4.1
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Server/Hardware
Server/Hardware
v.4.1
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Linux
Controller on Linux
v.4.1
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iOS
iOS Agent
v.4.1
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Mapping An Application
v.4.1
Learn to map applications in AppDynamics so that your team and organization will get the most out of the tool.
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Application Mapping Worksheet
Use this worksheet to identify your team's monitoring needs and review key concepts with examples.

Step 2 — Monitoring

Get familiar with the basic concepts, so you'll understand the information presented in the controller.

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What is a Business Transaction?
v.4.2
AppDynamics organizes the activities of your application as Business Transactions to help you monitor your application's performance.
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How Does Automatic Baselining Work?
v.4.2
AppDynamics auto-calculates baselines. Learn how it's done and how you can modify them.


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Overview of Metrics
v.4.2
Learn how the metrics are gathered in AppDynamics, then watch a demo on how to use the Metric Browser.

Step 3 — Troubleshooting

View basic troubleshooting cases to become familiar with the AppDynamics Controller interface and troubleshooting steps.

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What's a Snapshot?
v.4.2
This is a quick overview of transaction snapshots in AppDynamics. Learn what they are for, and how they can help your troubleshooting.
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How to Locate Snapshots
v.4.2
Most troubleshooting starts by examining transaction snapshots. Learn how to locate them to expedite your troubleshooting.

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Troubleshooting Demo
Watch the most basic steps of troubleshooting. You can quickly identify what's causing slowness in your application.

Step 4 — Configuration

AppDynamics makes customization easy. Optimize your monitoring settings to get even more out of AppDynamics.

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Business Transaction Management
v.4.2
Learn how to rename, group, remove transactions and change the discovery settings.
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Configuring Health Rules
v.4.2
Modify and edit the default health rules to optimize them for your application.
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Custom Dashboard
v.4.2
Learn how to create and modify the various customized dashboard views.
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Configuration Worksheet
Use this worksheet to plan your configuration customization.