Intelligent Platform Bootcamp Course

10
Training Units
35
Hours Duration
5
Day Course
Course
+ Lab Instruction

Intelligent Platform Bootcamp Course Overview

This course is designed to impart critical knowledge and the skills of our customers and partners to perform successful AppDynamics implementations. This will include installation, configuration, monitoring, troubleshooting, administration and continued improvement of the AppDynamics Intelligent Platform. The method of delivery will be Instructor Led training from an expert AppDynamics instructor in an appropriate facility. The training will include technical product presentations, discussions, and demonstrations, however best practices will be integral to the total delivery.

Going beyond the scope of the Power User Course, the Bootcamp Cour­­se digs into the details and differences between on premises and cloud-based deployments, and how to get AppDynamics Agents installed and communicating with a Controller.

The Bootcamp Course shows you how to administer the Controller and what to prioritize before focusing in depth on core foundational topics of Business Transaction detection configuration, how to capture additional metrics, as well as key capabilities around troubleshooting, proactive monitoring and designing custom dashboards. The course also considers the key project phases of implementing AppDynamics to help you apply best practice to the roll-out. Finally, the full standard Analytics course is included, where you will learn all about Transaction and Log Analytics in detail.

Available Course Dates

AppDynamics Node Pattern
October 3 - 7
9AM - 4PM
CST
AppDynamics Node Pattern
October 17 - 21
9:30AM - 4:30PM
BST
AppDynamics Node Pattern
October 24 - 28
9AM - 4PM
CST

Who Is This Course For?

If you are facing the potentially complex task of implementing AppDynamics within your organization or a partner looking to earn an AppDynamics Accreditation, then the Bootcamp Course is designed for you; individuals who will be responsible for installing, deploying, configuring, and championing AppDynamics across the company’s enterprise applications. This includes those initially taking control of first integration as well as those charged with strategic roll-out and ongoing management of implementation.

What You Will Learn In The Bootcamp Course

  • Explain the architecture of an AppDynamics implementation, including a high availability deployment
  • Install and configure AppDynamics Agents
  • Manage and implement on premises Controller configuration
  • Understand and perform Controller configuration management
  • Explore, test and configure complex Business Transaction detection rules
  • Troubleshoot Business Transactions using flow maps, snapshots, metric browser, diagnostics sessions, events
  • Extend your monitoring capability by using custom entry points, exit points, information points, data collectors, JMX, Extensions & custom transaction thresholds
  • Proactively address potential issues by setting up custom dashboards, health rules, actions, policies, and runbook automation
  • Conduct more complex troubleshooting sessions to resolve common issues like: too many database calls, over-synchronization, intermittent problems, resource misuse, and memory leaks
  • Undertake Analytics (Transaction and Log) configuration, perform searches and construct Search Visualizations
  • Explain extra AppDynamics monitoring features, including: DB Monitoring, End User Monitoring, Server Monitoring

Course Agenda

Architecture & Installation

  • The architecture of AppDynamics, both on premises and cloud-based An overview of High Availability and failover
  • Key stages of an Implementation of AppDynamics
  • Controller Installation and Sizing of the Controller hardware
  • Installing Agents (Java, .NET and Machine) and their configuration
  • User security (authentication and authorization) and permissions management
  • Creating customized dashboards and dashboard templates

Transaction Flow & Configuration

  • Key Controller administration tasks, back-up and management
  • How to map the structure and architecture of AppDynamics to your applications
  • How to identify, configure and monitor business transactions and prioritize responses
  • How Back-end systems are exposed and how to detect undetected Back-ends
  • Configuring AppDynamics to track previously invisible transactions (Custom Correlation)

Troubleshooting

  • Analytics: as part of the course time is spent learning to use the Analytics functionality – this includes the following:
    • How easily business impact, usage, and advanced analytics can be obtained and visualized
    • Where the Analytics plugin fits in the in overall AppDynamics Intelligence Platform architecture
    • How to use event data as well as custom method and HTTP request data collectors to search and analyze business transactions
    • The simple steps to visualize search results with the custom widget builder
  • Troubleshooting issues down to the code level
  • Troubleshooting data-specific issues using Data Collectors
  • Setting up a War room for major incidents
  • Using AppDynamics to test code, both functional and integrated
  • Identifying issues in memory, resourcing issues, slow SQL calls and difficult intermittent problems

Further Monitoring / Alerting

  • Overview of DB Monitoring, End User Monitoring and Server Infrastructure Monitoring
  • Configuring additional metrics (JMX, Windows Performance Monitoring, Extensions, Custom Exit metrics)
  • Understanding and configuring errors in AppDynamics and associated troubleshooting
  • Configuring health rules, policies and actions as part of a strategic alerting system
  • Configuring runbook automation (ability to trigger remediation tasks based on Health Rules firing)

Custom Metrics

  • Using REST to manage import, export and migration of configuration
  • Reporting in AppDynamics Reading dashboards and interpreting metrics



AppDynamics Instructors

Our instructors bring decades of tech and training experience to every session. From .NET questions to Java architecting, they have seen it all and can break it down for your team. Power up your approach to DevOps with our instructors.

AppDynamics courses are Instructor-led either onsite or virtually and include student lab practice following each instructor demo. All lab exercises link theory to practice and make sure you leave the training with the ability to use AppDynamics to the fullest.