FAQ: How Do I Enable APM+ on Existing IIS Servers

If you have already installed an Agent on a server but didn’t enable APM+ at that time, you can simply go to the appropriate server and enable CLR Profiling. Option 1: Using the Retrace UI To do this go to the settings icon to the right of the server, and go to Server Settings From Server Settings, you can simply …

Troubleshoot: APM+ for .NET

This guide is intended to help users who are experiencing problems trying to configure their application to send APM data to Retrace.  If you haven’t already, check out our documentation on installing Retrace for your appropriate application framework.  This guide will provide you with a checklist of items that will help troubleshoot what is going on.  If you are still not …

Prefix: System Configuration Changes

Prefix makes the following configuration changes: Note: Using the Prefix UI to disable the profiler will remove the registry and environment keys for profiling IIS related config changes: 1. StackifyHttpModule is added to the GAC 2. StackifyHttpModule is added to the IIS Express global config file 3. StackifyHttpModule is added to the IIS config file (if IIS is installed) 4. …

Prefix: Uninstall or Disable

How to Disable Prefix: To disable the Profiler, use the Prefix UI and select “Disable profiler” How to Remove Prefix: To remove the StackifyHttpModule from IIS or IIS Express, please execute these commands below. Remove from IIS config: %windir%system32inetsrvappcmd.exe delete module “StackifyHttpModule_Net40” %windir%system32inetsrvappcmd.exe delete module “StackifyHttpModule_Net20” Remove from global IIS Express config: %programfiles(x86)%IIS Expressappcmd.exe delete module “StackifyHttpModule_Net40” %programfiles(x86)%IIS Expressappcmd.exe delete …

.NET Agent Installation: Enable Classic IIS App Pools

When Stackify Retrace or Prefix is installed, StackifyHttpModule is registered in IIS. If you are using “classic” application pools, they will not automatically use Stackify’s module. To fix this you can either add the module to your application’s web.config and redeploy your app, or modify the master web.config on your server or PC to reference the module. Note: Some APM features …

Prefix: Configure IIS Express

To work properly, Prefix requires an HTTP module. Visual Studio 2015 with IIS Express and IIS classic mode requires manually configuring it. IIS in Classic (IIS6) mode If you are getting a message that says you need to install the module and your app is running in IIS with the application pool set to classic mode, please review this document: Install …

.NET Agent Installation: Advanced Topics

In some circumstances, you may find you need to install the APM+ Profiler for .NET in a manner other than the default installation approach. This documentation covers those outside-the-norm installation methods that are available to you. You will also find some additional details here about how the .NET Profiler works. Technical and Performance Notes Performance The Retrace .NET Profiler has …