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APM Insight .NET Agent

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APM Insight .NET Agent



Applications Manager's .NET agent gives you insight into the way your .NET web-transactions work; helping you quickly drill-down to the root cause of issues. Now you can resolve performance degradation of .NET applications, no matter where they originate. Just download the latest .NET Agent and deploy it in your application server.


Click on the links below to learn more about the working of .NET agent and its usage:



Working of APM Insight .NET Agent


The .NET Agent, instrumented into the application using .NET profiling API, collects the data (Metric/traces) and sends it to the Agent service through the Inter Process Communication (IPC). The Agent service, in turn, receives the data from the .NET agent and sends it to Applications Manager through a scheduler.


Installing the Agent

Installation Requirements

Now the .NET agent is ready and all the ASP.NET applications running on the server will be monitored. The collected data should be available in the apm-insight tab of Applications Manager's web client within a few minutes.


Managing the agent

Starting the .NET Agent

Editing the .NET Agent Configuration

Stopping the .NET Agent

APM Insight Configuration

You can uninstall the agent from the Start menu. Click on Uninstall .NET Agent from the ManageEngine .NET Agent folder in the Start Menu to uninstall the agent.



Using Application Filters

You can choose individual application that you would want to monitor in your IIS server and view individual application metrics on your console. With this new feature you get the flexibility to add or remove monitoring of applications hosted under an IIS server.


Filtering Web Applications in settings dialog


With Agent Versions older than v2.0:

With Agent 2.0 and newer versions



Filtering Web Applications Manually


For Agents Older than Version 2.0

To filter Web Applications you must make configuration changes in the following:

Changes to be made in Agent configuration

With Agent 2.0 and newer versions

Changes to be made in Agent configuration

Transaction Grouping

Configuration Steps for .NET Agent:

Steps to perform transaction merge pattern configurations manually:

Transaction Merge Pattern Samples


The below pattern will match with all transactions which start with aspsite/account/ and it will be renamed as account.


The below pattern will match with all transactions which start with aspsite/ and end with /basicdetails. They will be renamed as basicdetails.


The above pattern will match with all transactions which end with /educationdetails and it will be renamed as educationdetails.



Background Transactions

Applications Manager allows users the ability to monitor background processes and other jobs running within the web application.


Diagnostics tool


APM Insight .Net monitoring also features a diagnostics tool called HealthMonitor.exe. It monitors the health of the agent running in the server. The Health monitor is a self diagnostic tool, intended to provide a snapshot of the agent settings, for identifying and troubleshooting frequently encountered configuration issues in the agent. It is available, as a feature, from APM Insight .NET agent version 1.8 and above. It can be found in the start menu under "APM Insight .NET Agent (x64/x86)" folder. Click the button on the left bottom corner of the tool to collects logs and creates a zip file for better troubleshooting and support.


Troubleshooting with APM Insight .NET Agent HealthMonitor


With the HealthMonitor, you can:


  • In case of issues, please ensure that some transactions are done when the agent log level is "DEBUG" before creating the diagnostics zip. This would help us narrow down the issue quicker.
  • To include event logs, along with the diagnostic zip, select the 'Event logs' check box below 'Create Diagnotics zip file' button. This requires administrative privileges.


If you face problems during the installation or the .Net Agent, go to our .NET Agent Faq page for troubleshooting tips.

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