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. One example is 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.

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 on the selected monitoring point(s).

Update a pre-defined application definition

To update one of the pre-defined application definitions:

  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.

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).