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This topic describes the different components that you deploy for the BMC Application Diagnostics environment.

BMC Application Diagnostics Server deployment

The server-side of BMC Application Diagnostics is comprised of the following components:

  • BMC Application Diagnostics Portal
    You must install one, and only one, Diagnostics Portal.
  • BMC Application Diagnostics Collector
    You can install from one to five Diagnostics Collectors on separate host computers.
  • APM Proxy
    Required when using browser instrumentation to monitor the end-user experience, the Application Diagnostics environment requires one instance of the APM Proxy, and you cannot install it on the computer where the Application Diagnostics Portal is installed. 

You can install the Diagnostics Server components on one computer, for a small environment, or you can deploy several Diagnostics Collector components over separate computers.

Best practices for implementing "Active EUEM"

For information about planning for and implementing Active EUEM so that you can collect end-user metrics through browser instrumentation, see the following topics:

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Database used with BMC Application Diagnostics

You create new MySQL databases during BMC Application Diagnostics Server installation. The databases are installed locally on the Diagnostics Portal and Collector host or hosts. These are the only databases that the Diagnostics Server uses.

BMC Application Diagnostics Agent deployment

After you install the BMC Application Diagnostic Server, you must install Diagnostics Agents on each application server that you want to monitor. The Diagnostics Agent monitors and collects information required for each application. Each Diagnostics Agent is paired with a Diagnostics Collector and sends captured information to the Collector.

Related topics

BMC Application Diagnostics system architecture

Sizing the Application Diagnostics Server components

System requirements for BMC Application Diagnostics

BMC Application Diagnostics security considerations