What are applications?

An application is an attribute of a transaction, used to group together transactions within the same software. The application is identified differently for different application types:

  • For web applications monitored by Plumbr Browser Agent, the application is captured from the URL displayed to the end user of the application, extracting the value of location.href attribute.
  • For web applications monitored by Plumbr Java Agent, the application is detected from the domain, protocol and port combination of the inbound traffic.
  • For non-web applications monitored by Plumbr Java Agent, the application name is equivalent to the Java Virtual Machine ID

The examples below help to understand the concept better.

When the default application detection is not suited to your needs, you can rename, merge or split the existing applications detected by Plumbr based on the instructions in the following chapters.