Application data providers
While any user can view application data and drill down to diagnose the root cause of a problem, no data is available until applications are in the system. An application specialist can manually create applications through Infrastructure Management, or use the automatically generated applications through App Visibility:
- With Infrastructure Management, the application specialist creates an application model in the Operations Management console. The model is a graphical representation of an application and the relationship of the infrastructure components required to support or provide data to that application.
- With App Visibility, applications are automatically discovered and application models are automatically generated. The application specialist can fine tune and configure application discovery rules.
- The application specialist can configure applications of any kind (automatically discovered or manually created) to provide synthetic transaction data, which help predict application performance and availability.
Identify problematic applications
From the Applications page (Monitoring > Applications) in the Operations Management console, you can see a high-level, real-time view of all your applications. You can weigh applications by importance (high, medium, low) or view them by the severity of the application events (critical, major, minor, warning, info, OK).
Example of the Applications page, sorted by importance
You can also set up dashlets to more closely monitor specific applications. From the dashlet library, select one or more of the following dashlets:
- Application View: Monitors the health and performance of live traffic and synthetic executions of an application
- Impacted Users or Executions: Number of impacted real users compared to the total number of users, or the number of impacted synthetic executions compared to the total number of executions, over the last 24 hours
Diagnose an application problem
Select an application to delve into information and events that are all in the context of that application.
The Application View acquires data from App Visibility to present a holistic end-to-end view of an application. The Application View represents the selected application's logical architecture. Each tier represents the aggregated performance and availability of its member types: real users, synthetic executions, network, and back-end tiers.
With the Application View, you can pinpoint the application, date, time, and problem that you want to investigate.
The application model acquires data from Infrastructure Management and App Visibility to display a topological application model and quickly help determine the probable cause of impacting events.
Events and devices