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Configuring Application Filters Manually

Changes in APM Insight agent configuration

  1. Go to the APM Insight .NET Agent installation folder.
  2. Open DotNetAgent folder.
  3. Open appfilter.conf file and edit the following keys, (default)
    use.apminsight.appnames=true (default is false){json formatted appnames}
    Example: = { "Default Web Site/" : "ServerRoot", "Default Web Site/Services/wcf1" : "Service1", ... }
  4. Copy this appfilter.conf file and paste it in the following location 

      • Agent data path,
      • Agent data path for Windows server 2003,
        %SystemDrive%\\Documents and Settings\\All Users\\Application Data\\DotNetAgent
  5. Restart the .NET Agent windows service to effect changes

Changes in IIS Manager

  1. Launch IIS Manager.
  2. Select web application
  3. For IIS 7.0 and above, Go to Application Settings section & add the following key value pair. This is required to avoid conflicts in application names.
    key = apminsight.appname
    value = <custom application name> (Use this name in configuration file)
  4. For IIS version 6.0, open the web.Config file and edit <appSettings> section as follows.
    <add key="apminsight.appname" value="<custom application name>"/>
  5. Save the web.Config
  6. Repeat the steps for all applications to be monitored.

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