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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