Embedded Agents

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This topic provides resources for configuring services that use software agents embedded in application containers.


Some service integrations depend on the ability to inject code into application containers. Examples include:

  • Application Performance Monitoring (APM) agents for monitoring services
  • Container-embedded API gateways
  • Client-side routers

We refer to these injected components as “container-embedded agents.”

Embedded Agents Resources

  • Buildpacks provide a mechanism to inject components into the application container image, and the .profile.d directory provides a way to start agents before or alongside the customer application.
  • Using .profile.d