Entrypoints are still reported in the investigator even though the feature is disabled

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Article ID: 4902

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Products

APP PERF MANAGEMENT CA Application Performance Management Agent (APM / Wily / Introscope) CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MANAGER INTROSCOPE

Issue/Introduction

We have disabled Smart Instrumentation

 

introscope.agent.deep.instrumentation.enabled=false

introscope.agent.deep.trace.enabled=false

 

and also explicitly disabled Automatic Entry Point Detection

 

introscope.agent.deep.entrypoint.enabled=false

 

But I am still seeing Entry Points produced in the investigator

Cause

If Automatic Entry Point detection has been enabled for an agent and has detected entry points in the past the it will have created an autopersist.pbd file in the hotdeploy folder contain tracer directives to report metrics for these previously discovered entry points. This pbd if present will be loaded and used even if the properties described above have been set to disable that feature.

Environment

APM 10.1

Resolution

When disabling Automatic Entry Point Detection as well as ensuring introscope.agent.deep.entrypoint.enabled=false also delete any autopersist.pbd file from the hotdeploy folder before restarting the application