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APM 20 - Modifying agent config in container environments


Article ID: 212463


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CA Application Performance Management (APM / Wily / Introscope)


Do you know how other customers deal with updating properties inside extensions in containerised environments, i.e. if they are not using ACC? At the moment I have to untar, ungzip the whole package, change the and then tar/gzip it again, followed by encapsulating it into the sidecar container agent image, so not exactly straightforward.


Release : 20.2

Component : APM Agents


Most agent properties including the bundle properties etc can be passed in as java arguments on the command line e.g.


For a WebSphere Liberty Agent the following arguments were set in the jvm.options file


The for the jmx extension had the value set as 



The only JMX metrics that then reported were the ones below the branch JMX|Default|WebSphere as per the definition in the passed in property



Bundles can be enabled/disabled  via passing properties in on JVM command line (assuming that are present in the agent hierarchy)