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:
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.
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.
Are you talking about a standalone .NET Windows application, not a IIS-enabled web application?
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.
Does this will monitor the application like any other .net hosted Web application. I. E having same metrics
Is the above is documented somewhere?
You can find the information in the .NET agent guide.
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.
Here is an example for the IIS application (w3wp.exe) and the App Pools I have for MS StockTrader sample application:
(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
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
See Hiko_Davis 's advice above
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