Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals for PCF

WARNING: This tile requires a Trusty stemcell. The end-of-life date for Ubuntu Trusty is April 2019. If a security vulnerability is found on this stemcell after April, it will not be fixed.

Overview

This documentation describes how to install Riverbed® SteelCentral AppInternals for PCF and configure applications to start using AppInternals monitoring.

AppInternals agents instrument and monitor Java applications to capture every application transaction. In addition, the agent collects key operating system metrics for VM hosts (Diego/compute cells) where application containers are running.

The AppInternals analysis server harvests, processes, and displays this data, giving you immediate insight into application performance problems.

See the following links for more information on AppInternals:

Summary of Steps

Riverbed® SteelCentral AppInternals™ for PCF includes a Riverbed AppInternals Service Broker and a BOSH add-on for the AppInternals Agent. Install and configure the tile to deploy the agent on PCF VM hosts. Then, push each application you want to monitor to PCF and bind it to the AppInternals service instance.

Architecture

One-time steps in the PCF environment:

  1. In PCF Ops Manager, import the tile.
  2. In PCF Ops Manager, configure the tile to specify connection details for the analysis server that will host the agent data.
  3. In Pivotal Apps Manager, create an instance of the AppInternals service.

Steps for each application (repeat these steps when the application changes):

  1. In your development environment or staging area, use the Cloud Foundry CLI to push the application from your environment to PCF.
  2. Bind the application to the AppInternals service instance.
  3. In your development environment or staging area, use the Cloud Foundry CLI to restage the application.

Product Snapshot

The following table provides version and version-support information about the Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals for PCF.

Element Details
Tile version v10.17.1-BL510
Release date December 29, 2018
Software component version v10.17.1-BL510
Compatible Ops Manager version(s) v2.2.x, v2.3.x, and v2.4.x
Compatible Pivotal Application Service version(s) v2.2.x, v2.3.x, and v2.4.x
BOSH stemcell version Ubuntu Trusty
IaaS support AWS, GCP, vSphere, Azure, and OpenStack
IPsec support? Yes

WARNING: Upgrades from 10.14.1 agent tiles are not supported. Importing the version 10.17.1 agent .pivotal file into an environment with the version 10.14 tile will not work. The import operation succeeds, but subsequent processing fails. Delete the 10.14 tile first.

Requirements

You must have an AppInternals analysis server available to harvest transactional and environmental data from your application generated by the AppInternals agent. You specify the analysis server when you configure the AppInternals service broker.

As described in Licensing, the analysis server must be licensed in order to display data harvested from agents.

Limitations

This version does not support Applications on Windows stemcells.

Feedback

For PCF feature requests, questions, or information about a bug, email Pivotal Cloud Foundry Feedback.

For AppInternals support:

Licensing

The AppInternals analysis server is available as a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering and as an on-premises installation.

  • For a free trial of the SaaS analysis server, sign up here

  • For a quote for purchasing a SaaS or on-premises license, go here.

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