The open-source Zabbix monitoring solution has very lightweight agents that are easy to install on Ubuntu.
Although the Ubuntu main repository has a build available, it is older and so we are going to choose to download and install the latest point version in this article. Unfortunately, the repo.zabbix.com cannot be added directly as an Ubuntu repository source.
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Enabling verbose logs for an AppDynamics machine or database agents can be invaluable for troubleshooting connectivity or network issues.
Luckily, this is easily done by editing the conf/logging/log4j.xml file. By default, only the error level messages are sent to the logs:
But you can modify this so that debug level is sent:
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The AppDynamics Machine Agent is used not only to report back on basic hardware metrics (cpu/memory/disk/network), but also as the hook for custom plugins that can report back on any number of applications including: .NET, Apache, AWS, MongoDB, Cassandra, and many others.
In this article, I’ll go over the details to install the Machine Agent unto an Ubuntu 14.04 system.
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