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AppDynamics Health Check

For AppDynamics, you need to add the base URL and API key header to be used against the AppDynamics API. For the base URL, use this format: https://<your_domain> You can copy or create the API key header in the AppDynamics app. See API Clients in the AppDynamics documentation for details.

To add an AppDynamics health check:

  • Open the Health Checks page in the Gremlin web app, click + Health Check, then select AppDynamics from the Integrations drop-down.

  • If you've already authenticated AppDynamics, continue to step 3. Otherwise, follow these steps:

    • Add the base URL for your AppDynamics integration using this format: https://<your_domain>
    • From the AppDynamics web app, create a new API key or copy an existing one.
    • In the Authentication section, paste the API key into the corresponding box.
    • Click Authenticate Observability Tool. To validate the endpoint with the added header, Gremlin calls the following API: https://${domainName}
    • If the authentication passes, click Save Authentication.
  • Click Next.

  • Enter a name for the health check in the Health Check Name box.

  • In the AppDynamics web app, navigate to the Applications tab and select your app. Then, enter the application URL in the Application URL field in the Gremlin web app. For example:

  • Click Test Health Check.  Gremlin will query /problems/healthrule-violations AppDynamics API for existing health-rule violations, using the application entity ID from the input URL.

    • If the monitor is OK, the response will look similar to this: JSON response OK
    • If the monitor is in another state like Alert, Ignored, No Data, Skipped, Unknown, or Warn, you can still save the Health Check, but it will not evaluate to successful once a Reliability Test is run, impacting the Service's Reliability Score.
  • Click Create Health Check.