Documentation forAppOptics

.NET Agent

The .NET agent provides automatic tracing and metrics for .NET Framework and .NET Core applications, on a variety of Windows and Linux platforms. For new features, fixed issues, and updated components, see the .NET Agent Release Notes.

Get started

Ensure that your platform and application components are supported.

To get up and running with APM, download and install the AppOptics .NET Agent for Windows or the AppOptics .NET Agent for Linux. After that, a restart of IIS or the .NET Core application will load the agent and automatically begin reporting data.

Custom instrumentation

Custom instrumentation can be used to get extra application-specific visibility in AppOptics, both adding custom spans for distributed tracing and adding custom timers/counters for metric reporting and alerting. Check out how to use our NuGet SDK package and the Instrumentation SDK page for more details.

Code Profiling

Code profiling provides extra insight into code level execution time that is otherwise not captured by auto-instrumentation. See Code Profiling and the .NET-specific details for more on this feature. The recommended agent version is 4.0.4 and above.

When the APM Integrated Experience is enabled, AppOptics shares a common navigation and enhanced feature set with the other integrated experiences' products. How you navigate the product and access its features may vary from these instructions. For more information, go to the APM Integrated Experience documentation.