- Confirm that you are able to perform the setup procedures
- Set your time zone
- Set up a Monitoring Point
- Set up performance monitoring
- Set up alerting
- Set up email notifications
- Add users
- Add organizations
The steps that follow outline the procedure for setting up APM and AppNeta Monitoring Points to monitor your network and web application performance. If your system is already set up, the best place to start is to learn more about using Delivery monitoring, Experience monitoring, and/or Usage monitoring. For an Enterprise Monitoring Point (EMP) that is already set up but needs to be reconfigured, see one of the Monitoring Point configuration pages (for example, the Physical Interfaces page). Review the Implementation Checklist for a summary of the required and optional setup steps.
Confirm that you are able to perform the setup procedures
Log in to APM
APM-Public Cloud customers and APM-Private Cloud customers use different URLs to log in to APM. Use the one that applies to you.
|Customer type||Login URL|
|APM-Private Cloud||Use the IP address or URL for your APM-Private Cloud instance|
If you do not have a user ID, contact your system administrator or AppNeta Support.
Confirm your privileges
Check that you have the privileges necessary for system setup.
|User role||Setup Capability|
|Organization Admin||Can perform all setup steps|
|Advanced||Can perform all steps except adding users and setting up notifications for other users|
Set your time zone
Set the time zone where you are located. Setting your time zone correctly is important because charts and reports reflect your local time.
- In APM, hover over your user icon at the top right of the page.
- Select Update Time Zone from the dropdown.
- In the Time Zone field, select the time zone you are located in.
- Click Save.
- Your user time zone is set accordingly.
There is a minor caveat when using daylight saving time zones. When the time range you select for displaying charts includes the daylight savings time boundary, the x-axis of the time series honors standard time. If this is undesirable, you can temporarily change your user time zone to a standard time zone.
Set up a Monitoring Point
The Monitoring Point setup procedure depends on the Monitoring Point model you want to use:
- v35 on KVM
- v35 on VMware
- Container-based Monitoring Point (CMP) - AWS
- Container-based Monitoring Point (CMP) - Azure
- Container-based Monitoring Point (CMP) - Cisco (cpe40)
- Container-based Monitoring Point (CMP) - Cisco (cpe5)
- Native Monitoring Point (NMP) - macOS
- Native Monitoring Point (NMP) - Windows
- Global Monitoring Point
Legacy Monitoring Points
Set up performance monitoring
Once the Monitoring Point is installed and can connect to APM and the time zone is set, you can set it up for monitoring.
- To visualize network performance and to determine where network problems are occurring, set up Delivery monitoring.
- To visualize application performance experienced by users at a given location, set up Experience monitoring.
- To see how bandwidth at a given location is being devoted to particular applications, hosts, and users, set up Usage monitoring.
Set up alerting
Once you are monitoring your network, you’ll want APM to detect when there are performance issues.
- To alert on network performance issues, set up Delivery alerts.
- To alert on application performance issues, set up Experience alerts.
- To alert on traffic flow characteristics, set up Usage alerts.
Set up email notifications
Once alerting is set up and you are detecting issues in your network, you’ll want to be informed of them.
- To send email notifications when alerts are triggered, set up email notifications.
If there are other users that need access to APM, you’ll want to add them.
- To add users, see Add a user.
If you want to organize your licenses, users, and monitoring data into logical groups you can create child organizations for this purpose.
- To create a child organization, see Add an organization.