After you install the App Visibility server components, you must install an agent on each application server computer that you want to monitor. The agent receives configuration information from the App Visibility portal and sends captured information from the application server to an App Visibility collector. 

Perform the following procedures to install the App Visibility agent on a Java application server or web server.

Before you begin

Before you begin, review known and corrected issues.

To install the App Visibility agent for Java

  1. Ensure that you complete all preinstallation tasks .
  2. Install the agent for Java by using one of the following methods:
  3. Perform post installation configuration:
    1. Update the Java options according the application server type.
    2. Grant Java 2 permissions.
  4. Verify the agent for Java installation.

App Visibility agent for Java installation videos

The following videos provide tips and details about installing the App Visibility agent for Java. The videos use a WebLogic 12c application server as an example.

Note

The videos demonstrate version 10.5 and apply to the current version, too.

View the following videos for detailed examples of the installation process. You can watch the playlist, Installing App Visibility agent for Java .

Installing App Visibility Part 1 | Getting Java

The following video (2:57), part 1 of 5, provides tips about preparing your system with the requirements for the App Visibility agent for Java.

For more information, see System requirements for App Visibility Manager.

https://youtu.be/SyVXBkh5ZxI

 Installing App Visibility Part 2 | Getting the App Visibility Agent for Java

The following video (3:49), part 2 of 5, provides tips about downloading and installing the App Visibility agent for Java.

For more information, see the following topics:

https://youtu.be/u2Ji4DHttM4

Installing App Visibility Part 3 | Getting and Installing the Oracle WebLogic Server

The following video (5:04), part 3 of 5, provides tips about installing a WebLogic server for use with the App Visibility agent for Java, including the following recommendations:

  • Downloading and installing the MedRec sample application for testing the App Visibility agent (0.37)
  • Configuring the application server after installation (3:07)
  • Launching the MedRec application (4:00)

https://youtu.be/A6M3fAVdEks

Installing App Visibility Part 4 | Installing the Agent for Java

The following video (5:55), part 4 of 5, provides tips about adding the agent for Java to the Java options of the MedRec application example.

  • Adding the agent through the Oracle starter file, startWebLogic.cmd, in the bin directory (1:05)
  • Adding the agent through the application console (4:15)

For more information about adding the agent to the Java process to different application servers, see Updating Java options according to the application server type.

https://youtu.be/f83HJnpO-Ys

Installing App Visibility Part 5 | Agent for Java Startup and Tuning

The following video (4:42), part 5 of 5, provides tips about verifying and understanding data collection and adjusting the JVM heap size in the WebLogic example.

  • Investigating problems with application server (0:27)
  • Tuning the agent by increasing the JVM heap memory in WebLogic (1:20)

Form more information about data collection, see Investigating problems with Web and Business tiers.

To adjust the JVM heap memory, see Preparing for installation of App Visibility agent for Java.

https://youtu.be/xSW1_6oO_hY

Where to go from here

BMC TrueSight App Visibility Manager

Related topics

Installing an App Visibility agent for .NET

Installing the App Visibility server components

 

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