As an exploration of AppDynamics’ APM functionality, you may find it useful to deploy a sample application that can quickly return back useful data. The Java Spring PetClinic connecting back to a MySQL database provides a simple code base that exercises both database and application monitoring.
We’ll deploy the Java Spring PetClinic unto Tomcat running on Ubuntu 14.04. MySQL will be the backing persistence engine for the web application. The AppDynamics Java agent will be loaded into the JVM running Tomcat, and the AppDynamics Database Agent will connect to MySQL for metrics gathering.