Whether you’re deploying AppNeta monitoring points for the first time, or you’re extending an existing deployment, this is the best place to start.

At a high level, the deployment steps are:

  1. Confirm that you have the required prerequisites in place.
  2. Determine where to deploy your monitoring point.
  3. Adjust your firewall rules to provide Internet access to the monitoring point.
  4. Install the monitoring point in your network so that it can connect to APM.
  5. Set up for Delivery, Experience, and Usage monitoring based on your needs.
  6. Add users and set up notifications as required.

Prerequisites

The following prerequisites are required for monitoring point installation:

  • The ability to log in to APM.
  • The privileges necessary for system setup.
    • Organization Admin - can perform all setup steps.
    • Advanced user - can perform all steps except adding users and setting up notifications for other users.

Decide where to deploy

Refer to the deployment page to determine the best location in your network for your monitoring point.

Adjust firewall rules

Refer to the firewall page to configure firewall rules for monitoring point access to APM. The monitoring point can still be installed and configured without this step, but monitoring is not possible until it is done.

Install a monitoring point

Select the setup procedure for the type of monitoring point you are installing.

Model Primary (recommended) Alternate
m22, m30, r40, r400 USB Direct connect
m25, m35, r45 USB
s35 Install
v35 on KVM Install
v35 on VMware Install

Set up monitoring

Once the monitoring point is installed and can connect to APM, 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 and hosts, set up Usage monitoring.

Add users and email notifications

Once things are operational, you may wish to add users or be notified when network or application performance issues occur.