Implementing Agents

Learn how to implement and configure agents and agent extensions.
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The
agent
is a data gathering component. This component collects detailed performance information about applications and the computing environment as transactions are executed. A web application that reports metrics to an agent is referred to as being instrumented. After the web application is instrumented, the agent collects the data and reports the data to the Enterprise Manager. The Enterprise Manager processes and stores the data for real-time and historical reporting. You can then view and work with the collected data to create alerts or take responsive action. You can modify the default monitoring to achieve the balance of visibility and performance that you require.
An
agent extension
is program code that extends the basic functionality of the agent.
CA Digital Experience Insights Application Performance Management (APM SaaS) does not support Application Performance Management (on-premise) agents. Use of agents aside from those downloaded from APM SaaS might have unpredictable results.
Use the following articles to implement one or more agents depending on the environments you monitor: