2 - 24/7 Service Guard for AppDynamics

Updated 4 months ago by Michael Cretzman

Harness 24/7 Service Guard monitors your live applications, catching problems that surface minutes or hours following deployment. For more information, see 24/7 Service Guard Overview.

You can add your AppDynamics monitoring to Harness 24/7 Service Guard in your Harness Application Environment. For a setup overview, see 1 - AppDynamics Connection Setup.

This section assumes you have a Harness Application set up and containing a Service and Environment. For steps on setting up a Harness Application, see Application Checklist.

24/7 Service Guard Setup

To set up 24/7 Service Guard for AppDynamics, do the following:

  1. Ensure that you have added AppDynamics as a Harness Verification Provider, as described in Verification Provider Setup.
  2. In your Harness Application, ensure that you have added a Service, as described in Services. For 24/7 Service Guard, you do not need to add an Artifact Source to the Service, or configure its settings. You simply need to create a Service and name it. It will represent your application for 24/7 Service Guard.
  3. In your Harness Application, click Environments.
  4. In Environments, ensure that you have added an Environment for the Service you added. For steps on adding an Environment, see Environments.
  5. Click the Environment for your Service. Typically, the Environment Type is Production.
  6. In the Environment page, locate 24/7 Service Guard.
  7. In 24/7 Service Guard, click Add Service Verification, and then click AppDynamics.
    The AppDynamics dialog appears.

Fill out the dialog. The dialog has the following fields.

For 24/7 Service Guard, the queries you define to collect logs are specific to the application or service you want monitored. Verification is application/service level. This is unlike Workflows, where verification is performed at the host/node/pod level.

Field

Description

Display Name

The name that will identify this service on the Continuous Verification dashboard. Use a name that indicates the environment and monitoring tool, such as AppDynamics.

Service

The Harness Service to monitor with 24/7 Service Guard.

AppDynamics Server

Select the AppDynamics Verification Provider to use.

Application Name

The Application Name used by the monitoring tool.

In AppDynamics, the applications are listed in the Applications tab:

Tier Name

The dropdown is populated with tiers from the application you selected. Pick the tier from which you want usage metrics, code exceptions, error conditions, and exit calls. In AppDynamics, the tiers are displayed in the Tiers & Nodes page:

Algorithm Sensitivity

Specify the sensitivity to determine what events are identified as anomalies. See CV Strategies, Tuning, and Best Practices.

Enable 24/7 Service Guard

Enable this setting to turn on 24/7 Service Guard. If you simply want to set up 24/7 Service Guard, but not enable it, leave this setting disabled.

When you are finished, the dialog will look something like this:

  1. Click TEST. Harness verifies the settings you entered.
  2. Click SUBMIT. The AppDynamics 24/7 Service Guard to configured.

To see the running 24/7 Service Guard analysis, click Continuous Verification.

The 24/7 Service Guard dashboard displays the production verification results.

For information on using the dashboard, see 24/7 Service Guard Overview.

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