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  • 1.  windows application monitoring

    Posted 05-23-2016 01:50 AM

    Hi All,

     

    Apart from using perfmon metrics is there any other way out to monitor the windows application in CA APM 10.2.

     

    I am currently using perfmon to monitor the window application, this window application is .NET based

    Objects monitored with respect to the windows application from perfmon are as below:

    • .NET CLR Exception
    • .NET CLR Interop
    • .NET CLR Jit
    • .NET CLR Loading
    • .NET CLR Locks and Threads
    • .NET CLR Memory
    • .NET CLR Remoting
    • .NET CLR Security
    • Process
    • Thread

     

    Regards,

    Winkle Khurana



  • 2.  Re: windows application monitoring

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 05-23-2016 02:27 PM

    Hi Winkle,

     

    Would it be possible to instrument the Windows application, which is based on .net, with a .net agent?  Perfmon gets the metrics directly from Windows.  The .net agent would have much more capacities to monitor.

     

    Francis



  • 3.  Re: windows application monitoring

    Posted 05-23-2016 03:24 PM

    Hi Francis,

    I have Installed .Net Agent however there is no out of the box monitoring done for windows application.

     

    Can you please illustrate more, if possible can you share guide or Url.

     

    Regards,

    Winkle Khurana



  • 4.  Re: windows application monitoring

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 05-23-2016 03:29 PM

    Are you talking about a standalone .NET Windows application, not a IIS-enabled web application?



  • 5.  Re: windows application monitoring

    Posted 05-23-2016 03:36 PM

    Yes



  • 6.  Re: windows application monitoring

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 05-23-2016 03:41 PM

    There is a sample EXE config XML in your agent folder. You'll need to replicate the attributes to enable the agent to start with the app.

    If you application does not have its own XML file already, just use the sample one by renaming it to the name of your EXE file and place it in the same folder. The next time you start the application, the agent should start also.



  • 7.  Re: windows application monitoring

    Posted 05-23-2016 03:48 PM

    Thanks Hiko,

    Does this will monitor the application like any other .net hosted Web application. I. E having same metrics

     

    Is the above is documented somewhere?

     

     

    Regards

    Winkle khurana



  • 8.  Re: windows application monitoring
    Best Answer

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 05-23-2016 03:50 PM

    You can find the information in the .NET agent guide.



  • 9.  Re: windows application monitoring

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 05-23-2016 03:33 PM

    Hi Winkle,

    You need to configure which .NET applications (IIS apps plus any others) and which IIS App Pools you wish to monitor using these 2 properties in the agent profile.

    introscope.agent.dotnet.monitorApplication

    introscope.agent.dotnet.monitorAppPools

    Here is an example for the IIS application (w3wp.exe) and the App Pools I have for MS StockTrader sample application:

    introscope.agent.dotnet.monitorApplications=w3wp.exe

    introscope.agent.dotnet.monitorAppPools="StockTrader6WebAppPool","StockTrader6ConfigAppPool", "StockTrader6BslAppPool"

     

    (If you do not set introscope.agent.dotnet.monitorAppPools the agent will monitor all .NET apps running under IIS)

     

    Full info here: Configuring the .NET Agent - CA Application Performance Management - 10.2 - CA Technologies Documentation

     

    Hope it helps

    Regards,

    Lynn



  • 10.  Re: windows application monitoring

    Posted 05-23-2016 03:42 PM

    Hi Lynn,

    Windows application here I am referring to a standalone .net application not a Web application hosted on IIS.

     

    Application  which I am refering above is is running as a process. Like a word pad or calculator.EXE

     

    Regards

    Winkle khurana



  • 11.  Re: windows application monitoring

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 05-23-2016 03:53 PM

    See Hiko_Davis 's advice above

    Thanks

    Lynn



  • 12.  Re: windows application monitoring

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 05-23-2016 05:20 PM

    Hi Winkle:

    With Hiko's response, is your question answered and we mark the thread as closed. Or are there additional questions?

     

    Thanks

    Hal German



  • 13.  Re: windows application monitoring

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 05-24-2016 09:08 AM

    HI all:

    The original series of questions are answered and there are no follow up questions. Marking as answered

    Thanks

    Hal German