CA App Synthetic Monitor (ASM) provides end-to-end transaction response-time visibility into cloud, mobile, and web applications to provide up-to-the-minute insight into performance and availability. The ASM agent is an integration between ASM and APM. Each ASM agent acts as a standalone agent, converting ASM folder, monitor, and checkpoint data that a single ASM account generates into APM metrics. The ASM agent retrieves data from an ASM account at configurable intervals. The ASM agent connects to a standalone Enterprise Manager or Collector as an Introscope agent, and reports metrics every 7.5 seconds.
To integrate ASM, first download and install the agent, then validate the ASM agent connection.
The ASM Agent makes API calls and therefore, consumes API credits in the ASM account. One ASM agent consumes approximately 3500 credits per day. Ensure that your ASM account has sufficient API credit for the number of agents and other API usage . For details of API credit usage, click the specific API call in the ASM API documentation.
In this task, you download and install the ASM agent, which is required to integrate ASM and APM.
To download and install the ASM agent:
The ASM agent installation is complete.
To validate that the ASM agent is correctly installed, you start the agent, and check for data using WebView or the Workstation. Validate the connection by verifying incoming data from ASM is current.
Follow these steps:
WebView/Workstation do not allow the full display of ASM data.
If you failed to select "App Synthetic Monitor" as a monitoring option during the Enterprise Manager installation process, this problem can occur. Copy contents of the <EM_Home>\examples\CAAPMIntegrationForAppSyntheticMonitor\ directory to <EM_Home>\config\modules\ and <EM_Home>\ext\xmltv.
The management modules and other files necessary are then available to display ASM metric data.
Monitors fail with errors such as Access denied: 530 (Login denied) or 401 (unauthorized).
Insufficient or missing security credentials commonly cause this problem. For basic monitors, you can add a username and password by editing the monitor.