This guide is intended for new users to get started using the major features of App Monitoring in Stackify. In this guide you will learn how to:
- Put Stackify into your environment
- View your app in the App Dashboard
- Get an overview of App Monitoring features
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Installing the Agent
The Stackify agent is simply a lightweight service that runs on your Windows or Linux server, virtual machine, or Azure role. Once the agent is installed, it is responsible for all communication between the server and the Stackify hosted services. (https://s1.stackify.com)
When the agent is first installed, it does a deep discover process on your server to detect all running processes, services, web apps, disks / mount points, ethernet connections, and more. Each agent creates a secure outbound connection over port 443, which it uses for all communication with the Stackify Portal. (No inbound ports are required to be opened for Stackify to work in your environment.)
To view the guides for installing the agent go here.
Finding Your Apps
Upon installation, the agent will discover your server and the apps hosted on that server will be listed on the Apps page. Once you see your apps on this page, you will be able load the App's Dashboard and configure monitors and alerts so you can be notified of any issues that may arise. To get an overview of how App and Server monitors are configured, see the article Configuring Your First Monitors.
The App Dashboard
The App Dashboard is the place to see all your app monitoring in one place. Click on your app in the app list to view its Dashboard.
View important Health and Performance data surrounding your app quickly. To get a more in-depth look at this, look at the App Dashboard article.
Under the Monitoring Tab of the Dashboard, you will find some monitors that have been configured by default. Click to expand the Server category and you will see some of these monitors.
Configure monitors and alerts so you can be notified of any issues that may arise. You can add App related monitors, Server Related monitors, Performance Counters (Windows) and MBean monitors (Linux), and even custom metrics. To get an overview of how all these monitors are configured, see the article Configuring App Monitors.
Adding Resource Monitors
You can also add monitors for important resources related to your App, such as Website checks and Database queries.
More From Stackify!
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