The APM application library currently has over 1900 pre-defined applications that it can identify in Usage monitoring, and this library is regularly updated. There will be cases, however, where the library does not include an application you want to monitor (for example, your company’s custom internal applications). For these applications, APM provides a way to add to the library so that it can properly identify and classify the traffic these applications generate. In addition to creating custom application definitions, you can customize one of the pre-defined application definitions if required.

Create a custom application definition

To create a custom application definition:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Application Identification.
  2. In the Custom Applications section, click + Define Application.
  3. Complete the application definition.
  4. Click Save.

Edit a custom application definition

To edit a custom application definition:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Application Identification.
  2. In the Custom Applications section, for the custom application definition you want to edit, select > Edit.
  3. Update the application definition.
  4. Click Save.

Delete a custom application definition

Deleting an application definition that is currently being used by a monitoring point will result in the application definition name being removed from historical Usage monitoring data. For best results, delete an application definition only if you need to change the definition. If you are just not using it, you should remove it from the monitoring point.

To delete a custom application definition:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Application Identification.
  2. In the Custom Applications section, for the custom application definition you want to delete, select > Delete.
  3. Click Delete.
    • The custom application definition is deleted (this can take up to three minutes).

Apply a custom application definition to a monitoring point

Once a custom application definition is created, it needs to be added to the application library on a monitoring point in order to be used.

To add a custom application definition to the application library on a monitoring point:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Application Identification.
  2. In the Custom Applications section, for the custom application definition you want to use, select > Apply.
  3. Select the monitoring point(s) you want to add the application definition to.
  4. Click Apply.
    • The application definition is added to the application library of the selected monitoring point(s).

Remove a custom application definition from a monitoring point

To remove a custom application definition from the application library on a monitoring point:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Application Identification.
  2. In the Custom Applications section, for the custom application definition you want to remove, select > Remove.
  3. Select the monitoring point(s) you want to remove the application definition from.
  4. Click Remove.
    • The application definition is removed from the application library of the selected monitoring point(s).

Update a pre-defined application definition

You can create an alternate definition of an application definition. The alternate definition uses the same rules as the original and is organized as its child. You can do this using the Manage Application Identification page or the Top Applications page.

To update a pre-defined application definition from the Manage Application Identification page:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Application Identification.
  2. In the System Applications section, for the application definition you want to edit, select > Redefine.
  3. Revise the application definition.
  4. Click Save.

To update a pre-defined application definition from the Top Applications page:

  1. Navigate to Usage > Monitoring Points.
  2. Click the name of the monitoring point you are interested in.
    • The Application Usage Monitoring Point Details page is displayed.
  3. In the top pane, click the Top Applications link.
  4. In the table, for the application you want to redefine, select > Redefine application.
  5. Revise the application definition.
  6. Click Save.

Apply an updated pre-defined application definition to a monitoring point

Once a pre-defined application definition is updated, it needs to be added to the application library on a monitoring point in order to be used.

To add an updated pre-defined application definition to the application library on a monitoring point:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Application Identification.
  2. In the System Applications section, for the updated pre-defined application definition you want to use, select > Apply.
  3. Select the monitoring point(s) you want to add the application definition to.
  4. Click Apply.
    • The application definition is added to the application library on the selected monitoring point(s).