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Introducing Varnish cache monitoring

We’re happy to announce the public beta release of Varnish cache monitoring for Dynatrace. Varnish Cache is an HTTP accelerator that’s designed for dynamic, content-heavy web sites as well as heavily-consumed APIs. During the public beta release period, you need to manually enable Dynatrace Varnish cache monitoring before you can use it. To enable Varnish cache monitoring Go to Settings > Monitoring > Monitored technologies. On the Supported technologies tab, set the Varnish … read more

New menu entry point for web checks & synthetic availability monitoring

We’re currently working on significant enhancements to our synthetic availability monitoring options. Clickpath web checks and availability web checks will soon be complemented by powerful new synthetic monitoring options that you can use to test the availability of your web applications and key workflows. To access web checks, select Synthetic availability from the navigation bar. Here you’ll find that the previously named Web checks page has been renamed Synthetic checks (see image below). The functionality … read more

Google Play takes aim at poor performing apps

Nobody in the app community will have missed that Google fired a major shot at poor performing apps last week. Those that don’t take performance seriously will now be down-ranked on the Google Play store – making them harder to find. Google hasn’t disclosed the specifics of how its algorithm will rank app performance, but it’s believed to be based on: Application outages Battery usage Number of uninstalls Level of … read more

Request attributes: Java method argument capture is now supported

Dynatrace recently introduced request attributes, a valuable new service-monitoring feature that enables fine-grain service filtering and performance analysis. By defining request attributes for your service’s requests, you can enable advanced filtering for service requests across all Dynatrace analysis views. Once configured, request attributes help you to better understand the relationships between performance, errors, and application-specific meta data in your requests. Until now this functionality was only available for web request … read more

Real user monitoring: Support for Fetch API is now available

During the dawn of the web 2.0 era, back when web sites first began to evolve into the dynamic web applications that we know today, asynchronous web requests were sent via the XMLHttpRequest (XHR) API (commonly known as Ajax). Within the past two years, a new API type called Fetch API was introduced into all modern browsers to support such asynchronous requests. Beginning with OneAgent installations version 119 or higher, Dynatrace real user … read more

Easily configure detection of your environment’s custom application services

We’ve simplified the process for defining and managing custom-service monitoring in your environment. Custom services are application services that can’t be detected by Dynatrace out-of-the-box because they’re built on non-standard frameworks or technologies. With Dynatrace custom service detection, you can now define any method, class, or interface as the entry point of a service. Once configured, custom services are monitored alongside all the auto-detected services in your environment. The latest enhancement … read more

Compare service request performance and behavior over time

One of the most important and basic features of any performance monitoring solution is the ability to track metric trends over time (i.e., charting of time-series data). Dynatrace uses sophisticated charting to visualize changes in metric trends over time, making it easy to see trends at a glance. Comparison of trends within separate time periods has long been a challenge, however. When two time frames occur close together in time, you … read more

Dynatrace Managed feature update, version 124

Support for automated Dynatrace Cluster installations Currently, before a new Dynatrace Servier cluster installation can be used, your system administrator must go to the Dynatrace Managed web UI to set their password and email address. While this is fine for manual installations, it’s impractical for automated installations. With this in mind, we’ve added some additional installer parameters that facilitate Dynatrace Server configuration without visiting the web UI: --initial-environment --initial-first-name --initial-last-name --initial-emailread more

Weekly wrap: AI disruption, Google Cloud monitoring, new customer video

We’re sitting pretty alongside the world’s AI heavyweights This week Forbes published an eye-catching article that looked at the top 6 AI technologies that will help or destroy jobs in the future. #5 on that list was virtual assistants and how this technology is having a big impact within big business. Dynatrace features in a list of 10 vendors pioneering this space which includes the likes of Google, Amazon, IBM, … read more

News flash: We’re primed for Google Cloud

This week we announced our capabilities for the new Google Cloud platform. What does this mean? No matter what cloud platform you choose, Dynatrace has got you covered. So, I thought it might be an opportune time to surface our core capabilities for each of the major cloud platforms: Google Cloud Want deep insights from front-end to back-end, cloud infrastructure…and everything in-between? Within minutes Dynatrace’s unique universal data model understands … read more