AppDynamics Power User Training Notes – Day Three
Dashboards. Useful for displaying and sharing information across teams or departments. Allows integrating other tools via iFrame widget. Dashboards can also be embedded into other services or even web pages.
A dashboard can also be converted into a report. One can also schedule periodic emailing of reports to a recipient list. This might be useful to create a “weekly/monthly digest” of data relating to an environment.
Policy triggers define events that trigger actions. When the criteria in a policy is met, a corresponding trigger is activated. This can be used to control behaviour such as increaing thread pool size as load increases etc. The trigger must be associated with a health rule violation. For example, if a health rule specifies “calls higher than normal” then a policy can be created based on this heath rule. The trigger gets executed when violation of the specified health rule occurs. Triggers can span different stages of health rule violations, for example, start and/or end. More than one health rule violation event can be specified.