Month: July 2017

Efficiently filter problem notifications with alerting profiles

The latest Dynatrace release introduces an important change in the way that notifications are sent out for detected problems in your environment. To date, personalized watch settings have been used to define how alerts are sent out for detected problems. This approach has proven to be cumbersome within large environments. Also, watch settings can’t account for important factors of detected problems, such as severity levels and tag-based filters. Alerting profiles … read more

AWS IoT Marketplace has just landed; Dynatrace a proud partner

Today AWS announced the IoT marketplace and Dynatrace is a proud launch partner. Modern IoT ecosystems are as complex as they are powerful. Delivery chains have been extended to smart devices, which require an end-to-end approach to manage everything from the device to the gateway, and all the way to the cloud services powering smart IoT applications. Dynatrace provides the unique ability to provide visibility into the entire value chain. … read more

OneAgent & Security Gateway – Release notes v1.123

OneAgent Node.js Support for Node 8 PHP Support for PHP 7.1 General improvements and fixes Detection of OpenStack Heat service Improved installation time for systems that have SELinux policies set Full-stack monitoring for IBM AIX 7.x – Early Access Program Unix domain sockets reporting Cloud Foundry hosts managed by BOSH now have their names automatically set to name/index- Linux only Docker injection on Linux PowerPC Little Endian GO process discovery … read more

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