Hi Infrastructure Management Community,
This is a quick technical tip on how to enable the CA APM Java Agent for CA UIM. This was not obvious to me when I first attempted it so I am sharing the critical detail that I had trouble with. This is related to the article on monitoring CA UIM at https://communities.ca.com/docs/DOC-231166481.
I am not going to cover the detail of actually installing the CA APM Java Agent. Those details are available starting at https://docops.ca.com/ca-apm/10-2/en/implementing-agents/java-agent/install-the-java-agent/install-agent-on-target-computer. I am also not a CA APM expert just sharing what worked for us.
I do recommend using interactive installation if you have never done this before and using the following options
- Typical instrumentation
- Tomcat as the application server
- Using JVM AutoProbe for the probe building method
- Manually configuring the CA APM Java Agent integration with UMP
You will need to know the server name and port of your CA APM Enterprise Management server.
NOTE: CA Unified Infrastructure Management UMP will need to be restarted as a result of this change
Once the installation is complete we need to manually tell configure UMP to work with the CA APM Java Agent
- Login to the CA Unified Infrastructure Management Admin Console (can also be done using Nimsoft Infrastructure Manager)
- Locate the wasp hosting robot and select it
- In the right pane right click the wasp probe and select Configure
- Click the Setup then General tab
- Scroll to the Java Startup Parameters
- The Typical “Extra JVM arguments” would be “-Dfile.encoding=UTF-8”. At the end of this add -javaagent:"C:\Program Files\CA APM\Introscope10.1.0.15\wily\Agent.jar" -Dcom.wily.introscope.agentProfile="C:\Program Files\CA APM\Introscope10.1.0.15\wily\core\config\IntroscopeAgent.profile"
- C:\Program Files\CA APM\Introscope10.1.0.15\wily\Agent.jar is the path to that file which is a part of the CA APM Java Agent installation
- C:\Program Files\CA APM\Introscope10.1.0.15\wily\core\config\IntroscopeAgent.profile is the path to the APM agent configuration file
- Click Save after the change. This will restart the wasp probe
- After 10 minutes login to your CA APM Web View
- Select the Investigator tab
- Select the Metric Browser
- Expand SuperDomain
- Locate your hostname
- Keep expanding through Tomcat > Tomcat Agent until you see your metrics
Disclaimer: I work for CA Technologies in the IT department in the Tools and Automation Group. However, neither can I share any insight into product futures (typically I learn of product changes when you do) nor can make the product management or development team change the product.