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Foglight for Microsoft DOT NET 5.9.11 - Installation and Configuration Guide

Installing and Configuring Foglight for Microsoft .NET Managing .NET Agent Configurations

Installing and Configuring Foglight for Microsoft .NET

Many .NET system developers and production specialists need a .NET analysis tool because their application is not meeting specific performance requirements. Complete Product Name without Trademarks provides 24x7 monitoring to help you detect and resolve performance issues in your application server infrastructure and in the applications running in that infrastructure.

Foglight for Microsoft .NET monitors the health of your web servers and application servers, and their host operating systems, in your integrated environment. The .NET agent collects the data and sends it to the Nexus (a central analytical engine). The Nexus correlates the data and sends it to the Foglight Management Server. For more information, see Instrumented agents.

Foglight for Microsoft .NET includes a set of monitoring and configuration dashboards, as well as several rules that notify application and system administrators about performance problems. This guide discusses the dashboards in the context of the tasks you can perform from them.

These topics contain information about the system requirements and takes you through the installation procedure, step-by-step.

An instrumented agent collects performance information from .NET domains and passes this data to the Foglight for Microsoft .NET Management Server through the Nexus and the Agent Manager. At the application level, service request agents use bytecode instrumentation to measure method-level performance information. At the server level, agents monitor the application server metrics through vendor-provided interfaces. At the .NET run-time level, agents monitor various metrics; at the operating system level, they monitor platform-level metrics. You can create agents to monitor servers after you install the cartridge file on the Management Server.

For information on installing and configuring instrumented agents, see the following sections:


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System requirements

Before installing Foglight for Microsoft .NET, ensure that you have the required environment. Review the following resources:


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Understanding the .NET agent architecture

There are two configurations for .NET agent:

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The Performance Counters agent. This agent collects periodic metric data and requires:
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The Transactions and Performance Counters agent. This agent collects both periodic metric data and request trace data and requires:
The installer also installs the AgentHost.exe Windows® service that acts as a controller for the .NET agents embedded in the individual application pools on the monitored system.
AgentHost. exe requires .NET 4.0 installed on the host, but .NET 4.0 is not required to be part of your monitored application runtime environment.

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Supported platforms and versions for monitored applications

The Complete Product Name without Trademarks agents monitor applications on the following platforms and of the stated versions:

Windows®
XP SP1+
(ia32, x86-64)
Windows Server® 2003 (ia32, x86-64)

 

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For information about supported browsers, see the Foglight System Requirements and Platform Support Guide.


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