Java APM with AWS ECS
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This document details how to install the Java APM Profiler in your Java application running on AWS Elastic Container Service (ECS).

Prerequisite

Follow the Retrace AWS ECS Guide.

Java Application Setup

Dockerfile Configuration

Adjust your Dockerfile to include the Java Profiler.

RUN mkdir -p /stackify-java-apm && \
    cd /stackify-java-apm && \
    wget https://download.stackify.com/stackify-java-apm/stackify-java-apm-latest.tar.gz; tar -zxvf  stackify-java-apm-latest.tar.gz; rm stackify-java-apm-latest.tar.gz && \
    ./install.sh

Enabling the Java Agent

Follow Enable the Stackify Java Profiler instructions based on the application server being used.

Note: Adjust the Java Profiler path to: /stackify-java-apm/stackify-java-apm.jar.

Task Configuration

Application containers are required to have the stackify volume mount configured in the Retrace AWS ECS Guide.

Add the stackify volume to the task definition:

{
  "volumes": [
    {
      "name": "stackify",
      "host": {
        "sourcePath": "/var/stackify"
      }
    }
  ]
}

Add stackify mount points to the container definition:

{
 "containerDefinitions": [
   {
     "mountPoints": [
       {
         "readOnly": false,
         "containerPath": "/usr/local/stackify",
         "sourceVolume": "stackify"
       }
     ]
   }
 ]
}

Verify

Start up your Java application task and make requests. You can then verify results in the Retrace dashboard.

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