Windows Agent Installation: Overview

  Install Manually Download the Installer  You can find a link to the Windows Installer from the Getting Started Page in Retrace or by clicking the Add New button at the top of your Servers Monitoring page. Run the downloaded installer and follow the installation steps below. Enter Your Account’s Activation Key You will be prompted for an Activation Key. This …

Errors and Logs: Configure Standalone Logwatcher

The main purpose of the Standalone Logwatcher is to monitor a file you find important, like the Apache log for example. You can use the Standalone Logwatcher to upload the contents of these files as they are updated to Retrace which then the contents will be view-able via the Logs Dashboard. Only one file can be monitored per path, if you …

Prefix Premium: Custom Configuration Editor

By default, Prefix only instruments key, pre-defined events in the IIS pipeline and page lifecycle. One of the key benefits of the profiler, however, is that you may instrument how long any .NET method takes to execute and include that output in the call stack. In deciding what to profile, keep in mind the overhead that could be incurred. For …

Deployment Tracking: API Code Samples

The ClientWebAPI exposes command endpoints that can start, complete, or cancel a deployment request. A Deployment Request is applied to an app environment at the specified version. The app environment is identified by the string keys AppName and EnvironmentName. The deployment request Version is also an identifying string. When evaluating the current state of a deployment request, it will be located by these three strings. We do some basic validation to …

Java Agent Installation: Configure APM+ on Standalone Applications

Pre-Requisites: 1) Application must be setup with our custom configuration or be using one our supported Non-WebApp frameworks (Quartz, Spring Batch, Akka). Please follow these steps here first: Configure Custom Profiling for Java. 2) Application must be setup as a Linux Service. 3) Linux Agent Installed   Example using annotations: import com.stackify.apm.Trace; @Trace public class ClassToBeInstrumented { @Trace(start = true) …

Java Agent Installation: Configure Docker Containers

Docker  and Docker Swarm Support Installation of the Stackify agent is required on the docker host system, it should not be installed on containers. See our guide to install the Linux agent here. When installing the agent on the docker host add the  –docker argument to the installation script. This grants the agent access to view docker container stats: wget https://s1.stackify.com/Account/AgentDownload/Linux –output-document=stackify.tar.gz && tar …

.NET Agent Installation: Configure Windows Services

By default Retrace only profiles applications hosted within IIS. If you want Retrace to capture transactions from an application running as a Windows service, please follow these directions. Step 1. Install Retrace Windows Agent with the option for Windows Services with one of the below options: Option 1. New install in interactive mode: Upon installing check the box for Enabling the …