PCF Application Watchdog (Beta)

IMPORTANT: The PCF Application Watchdog tile is currently in beta and is intended for evaluation and test purposes only. Do not use this product in a PCF production environment.

This documentation describes PCF Application Watchdog. PCF Application Watchdog monitors application dependencies by scanning applications deployed to PCF and continuously retrieving the latest dependency information.


PCF Application Watchdog has the following features:

  • Tracking application dependencies
  • Identifying outdated dependencies
  • Listing licenses for Java dependencies

PCF Application Watchdog obtains its data from multiple sources, including dependency manifests and files present in deployed applications. It obtains library version information from rubygems.org and search.maven.org.

Product Snapshot

The following table provides version and version-support information about PCF Application Watchdog:

Element Details
Version v0.0.7
Release date November 3, 2016
Software component version PCF Application Watchdog v0.0.7
Compatible Ops Manager version(s) v1.8.x
Compatible Elastic Runtime version(s) v1.8.x
IaaS support AWS, OpenStack, and vSphere


PCF Application Watchdog has the following requirements:

Note: If you try to install Application Watchdog with a MySQL service plan that is less than 1GB, you may experience a failed installation or issues after installing.


PCF Application Watchdog currently only supports scanning Java and Ruby applications.


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