To monitor application services running on the target VMs, VMware Application Proxy plugins must be configured in the target VMs after the agent is installed.

After you have installed the agent, you can choose to activate or deactivate VMware Application Proxy plugins to monitor application services. You can also reactivate plugins that need to be monitored.

Activate an Application Service

To monitor an application service, complete the following steps:

  1. Navigate to the Agent Management tab.

  2. Select the VM on which agent is already installed.

  3. Select Manage Service and then from the drop-down menu select the service name.

  4. Activate the application service from the PluginActivation dialog box.

  5. Enter the password and click Confirm.

A red dot against the application service in the Services Discovered column in the Agent Management tab indicates that the activation or deactivation of the plugin for the application service has failed. A gray dot indicates that the agent is stopped on the endpoint. A green dot indicates successful activation of the application service. After successful deactivation, the dot disappears.

The following special characters are permitted in the DB user field: '[]{} (),.<> ?:!|/~@#$%^&*- _ +=

You can provide DB name lists in the following format ['DBNAME_1', 'DBNAME_2', 'DBNAME_3'] where DBNAME_1, DBNAME_2, DBNAME_3 must not contain quotes such as ' and ".

Deactivate an Application Service

To deactivate a plugin to stop monitoring the application service that is sending data to Wavefront, complete the following steps:

  1. Navigate to the Agent Management tab.

  2. Select the VM on which the agent is already installed.

  3. Select Manage Service and then from the drop-down menu select the service name.

  4. Deactivate the application service from the PluginActivation dialog box and click Confirm.