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Integrating AppDynamics with asp.net core

AppDynamics provide information about your application/server at single place. Application performance, integration with other systems, business transactions,  user load and exceptions, AppDynamics provide all these information under one dashboard.
Integrating AppDynamics with asp.net core is very simple. Here are the steps to integrate it with your asp.net core application.

1. Download AppDynamics agent libraries from AppDynamics Download Center
2. Extract it on Linux machine and copy the extracted files in your website folder. These are the extracted files - 
  • AppDynamics.Agent.netstandard.dll
  • AppDynamicsConfig.json.template
  • libappdprofiler.so
3. Rename 'AppDynamicsConfig.json.template' to 'AppDynamicsConfig.json'
4. Make the required changes as per your AppDynamics Controller setup (assuming your AppDynamics Controller is already setup and running)


If you are using .json file, please include below lines in your AppDynamicsConfig.json file
"feature": [
    "FULL_AGENT"
  ]
Read AppDynamic documentation for more details. 
5. Setup few mandatory environment variables on Linux machine
Environment Variable Name Value
CORECLR_PROFILER {57e1aa68-2229-41aa-9931-a6e93bbc64d8}
CORECLR_PROFILER_PATH Path to the libappdprofilerdynamic library. For example, /libappdprofiler.so
CORECLR_ENABLE_PROFILING 1

Note: Command to setup environment variable on Linux - 
linux-machine# CORECLR_ENABLE_PROFILING=1
       
Command to check environment variable on Linux - 
linux-machine# echo $CORECLR_ENABLE_PROFILING

All set to verify your snapshots on AppDynamics controller. Open AppDynamics Controller or Dashboard and verify your application is visible on dashboard

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