Content in Book Application Performance Management (APM)
About This Book
Icons Used in This Book
Chapter 1: Understanding What Application
Performance Management Is
Complex Application and Infrastructure
Different Elements of APM
Monitoring and Troubleshooting Applications
Chapter 2: From the Driver’s Seat:
Digital Experience Monitoring
Understanding User Behaviors and Patterns
Chapter 3: Looking Under the Hood:
Following Application Transactions
Across All Components
Monitoring Performance at the Code
Level at Every Step
Chapter 4: Horsepower and Fuel Efficiency
Instrumentation: Keeping It Light
Dealing with Lots of Data — Every
Applying Big Data Techniques
Leveraging Analytics to Detect Patterns and
Chapter 5: Exploring the Application
Performance Management Terrain
Monitor Application Performance and SLA Compliance
Troubleshoot Application Performance
Map Application Dependencies
Manage Application Performance in the Cloud
Manage Performance with Application and Infrastructure Change
Chapter 6: Application Performance
Management Evaluation Criteria
Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM)
Application Discovery and Mapping
Application Performance Management For Dummies
Application Performance Management For Dummies, 2nd Riverbed Special Edition, introduces you to application performance management (APM) solutions and how these tools can help you monitor and troubleshoot your mission-critical applications — from the perspective of your users, as well as your systems.
About This Book
This book contains volumes of information that rival a map of the human genome, conveniently distilled into six short chapters chock-full of just the information you need! Each chapter is individually wrapped (but not packaged for individual sale) and written to stand on its own, so feel free to start reading anywhere and hop, skip, or jump between chapters (or around your office)! Here’s a brief look at what awaits you.
Chapter 1: Understanding What Application Performance Management Is. I begin by exploring some application trends and different elements of APM, including monitoring and troubleshooting.
Chapter 2: From the Driver’s Seat: Digital Experience Monitoring. This chapter takes a look at application performance from the user’s perspective.
Chapter 3: Looking Under the Hood: Transaction Tracing. Here, you take an in-depth look at how application transaction tracing accelerates troubleshooting, and how APM helps bridge the workflow between application support and development.
Chapter 4: Horsepower and Fuel Efficiency. In this chapter, you learn to use a “big data approach” to deal with all of the data that APM collects.
Chapter 5: Exploring the Application Performance Management Terrain. Here, you learn about some creative uses for APM to help improve efficiency and effectiveness in your organization.
Chapter 6: Application Performance Management Evaluation Criteria. Here, in classic For Dummies style, I tell you about several important criteria to look for in an APM solution.