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Share your favorite AppDynamics tips!

Welcome to our new tip collection—a place to exchange peer-to-peer advice. Sometimes a small adjustment, a pivot, or slight revision can make a tremendous difference. We hope this area grows into a rich resource with this kind of useful information. ...

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Database agent logs via UI

Its possible now to get database agent logs and thread dumps via the controller UI rather than having to ssh to the server where the db agent is located in. Helps reduce effort needed to manually download and share logs back to AppDynamics.        ...

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Select Multiple Business Transactions

When looking for common cause of slowness in a Business Transaction, sort the snapshots by execution time, click on one, hold down shift, then click on another 10 down.  You can now right-click and select "Identify the Most Expensive..."  You can the...

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Rob.Hewitt by AppDynamics Team
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Laser Focus on Specific Time Ranges

When you notice spikes in Errors, Response Time, Load, etc on time series graphs - you can drag over the specific spike and focus only on transactions that occurred during that time. Additionally, Custom Time ranges are a great tool to utilize - they...

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Instrumentation Detection Prority

When creating detection rules such as Business Transaction, Service Endpoint or Backend Detection rules, the priorities are always evaluated as highest number first. As a top tip, always set these priorities in increments of 5, or even 10! This way, ...

Sam.Fowler by AppDynamics Team (Retired)
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Enable anomaly detection

"Do enable anomaly detection. It works well and catches the issues that you are not actively monitoring."                                                                                                                                                ...

Create custom dashboards

"Create custom dashboards to drive visible improvements in the critical areas of your application." — Bhavik Bhagat, Jobvite 

Easily obtain agent logs

Occasionally you'll want to review agent logs, perhaps to troubleshoot an agent that is experiencing connectivity issues.  Rather than having to e.g. login to a VPN and ssh to the host/VM where the agent is running, you can download the logs right fr...

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Share your favorite AppDynamics tips!

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Just an FYI on Payara

If you are trying to instrument Payara with AppD, you need to first disable the built in monitoring in Payara. You can do this easily through the Payara admin panel. Just uncheck the "monitoring" check box. Then you can follow the instructions in our...

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