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Custom alerts: What you set is what you get

Dynatrace offers powerful artificial intelligence that automatically detects performance anomalies in your environment. When such problems are detected, Dynatrace sends out real-time alerts with correlated root-cause analysis details that facilitate problem resolution. There can be situations, however, when you don’t want to receive alerts related to certain known problems. For example, you may not want to be alerted each time your free disk space drops below 30%, or when a certain … read more

Lessons for Building and Monitoring Scalable ASP.NET Services!

Handling requests from Web Server (IIS) to Application Server (ASP.NET) can lead to performance and scalability issues. Often caused by misconfiguration — not scaling IIS and ASP.NET modules or custom code built without fully understanding what IIS & ASP.NET are executing behind the scenes — when handling requests. While this is not a new problem, it is a problem that software architects or lead developers often ignore. They ignore it … read more

All you need to know to really understand the Node.js Event Loop and its Metrics

Node.js is an event-based platform. This means that everything that happens in Node is the reaction to an event. A transaction passing through Node traverses a cascade of callbacks. Abstracted away from the developer, this is all handled by a library called libuv which provides a mechanism called an event loop. This event loop is maybe the most misunderstood concept of the platform. When we approached the topic of event … read more

Enhanced process-group detection supports customer-specific deployment schemes

A process group is a logical cluster of processes running on separate hosts that belong to the same application or deployment unit. For example, you might have a cluster of server nodes where each node runs the same process in support of multiple hosts. Such related processes comprise a process group. Process-groups are key building blocks of most modern web-based application environments. Dynatrace process group detection Dynatrace automatically detects process types … read more

Six mistakes in your OpenStack monitoring process…and how to fix them

Many cloud admins unwittingly sabotage their OpenStack monitoring processes. I collected a few common mistakes and what to do instead to make your OpenStack troubleshooting easier. Mistake #1: Investing a lot of time and effort into configuration Let’s get this straight: most commercial and open source monitoring tools avoid talking about how much effort you must invest in their configuration, let alone in their maintenance. So first try to find … read more

What’s derailing your digital transformation?

Today I shot my first Dynatrace video about digital performance. Yikes, not an easy task! But really, the point of this blog is to highlight “The Digital Performance and Transformation Audit”, a fresh piece of global research that shows some interesting insights around: The main barriers to digital transformation today The number of hours typically lost dealing with digital performance problems What teams would do if they recouped that lost time, … read more

DevOps: Adoption Challenges from Around the World

DevOps is now a mandatory CIO initiative, and would be hard to dismiss it as a short-term trend. It is a proven competitive differentiator to help increase speed to market, increase operational efficiency, and lower costs, and a large majority of companies and industries are getting on board. To confirm my statements let’s look at the latest State of the DevOps Report which Puppet and DORA announced at DevOps Enterprise … read more

Enhanced global Time frame selector functionality

It’s been about a year since we first introduced the Time frame selector feature in Dynatrace (available in the menu bar of most Dynatrace pages). The Time frame selector enables you to select a specific analysis time frame that remains persistent across all product pages and views as you navigate through your analysis. This is an extremely helpful feature for analyzing issues that affect multiple aspects of your environment. Thanks … read more

Dynatrace Managed feature update, version 122

Trial licenses now support multi-node clusters Trial Dynatrace Managed licenses now support the monitoring of multi-node clusters. This enables more realistic evaluations of Dynatrace Managed for production environments that utilize server clusters. Now proof-of-concept trial users can test the failover and high availability features of Dynatrace Managed before purchasing. OneAgent support for AIX (beta program) For some time now, Dynatrace SaaS has supported the installation of OneAgent on the IBM AIX … read more

Weekly Wrap: Visually Complete, the UFO is hacked, Forbes on AI start ups, Openstack monitoring 1,2,3…and more

I’m continually surprised as I pull together these weekly wraps just how much is done in a week. Here’s a quick video summary of the latest installment, and read on for more details: Visually Complete, the most accurate performance user experience metric, available in Dynatrace RUM and Synthetic. Traditional web performance metrics primarily focus on load times and resource sizes. But these attributes typically aren’t the best indicators of user experience. Visually Complete is a … read more