Martin Etmajer

Leveraging his outstanding technical skills as a lead software engineer, Martin has been a key contributor to a number of large-scale systems across a range of industries. Martin is as passionate about great software as he is about applying Lean Startup principles to the development of products that customers love. Martin is a life-long learner who frequently speaks at international conferences and meet-ups. When not spending time with family, Martin enjoys swimming and Yoga. He holds a master's degree in Computer Engineering from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, with a focus on dependable distributed real-time systems. Follow him @metmajer.

Martin Etmajer's articles

Monitoring OpenShift Applications with Dynatrace

Based on Docker and the Kubernetes container cluster manager, Red Hat OpenShift is the next generation container platform for developing, deploying and running containerized applications conveniently and at scale. In this article, Chris Morgan (@cmorgan_cloud), Technical Director for OpenShift Ecosystem, and Martin Etmajer (@metmajer), Technology Lead at the Dynatrace Innovation Lab, discuss why OpenShift and the Dynatrace digital performance management solution are a perfect combination. The… read more

How to Automate Enterprise Application Monitoring with Chef

In a previous article, I demonstrated how to effectively and efficiently install the Dynatrace Application Monitoring solution using Ansible. In this post, I am going to explain how to achieve the same results using Chef with our official dynatrace cookbook available on GitHub and on the Chef Supermarket. In the following hands-on tutorial, we'll also apply what we see as good practice on working with and extending our deployment automation blueprints to suit your needs. read more

DevOps News Live from DevOpsDays Berlin 2015: Day 1

This year I was invited to present at DevOpsDays Berlin, the most-awaited DevOps gathering in Central Europe. A two-day event, it is informative, delivers insights from industry thought leaders, and is attended by people eager to share experiences and learn from each other. This blog post summarizes the activities of Day 1. Keynote by John Willis The morning began with a keynote presentation by DevOps thought leader John Willis (@botchagalupe) who reminded us that… read more

Kick-Start Continuous Monitoring with Chef, Ansible and Puppet

It's been more than six months since I wrote about Top DevOps Tools We Love, and many great things have happened on the topic since then. Today, I am proud to announce the immediate availability of Chef, Ansible and Puppet scripts for automated deployments of our Dynatrace Application Monitoring solution into development, test and production environments. Here are the "whys" and "hows". read more

How to get Visibility into Docker Clusters running Kubernetes

Disclaimer: we hope you’ll enjoy this article! If you want to know more about our hot new capabilities around Kubernetes monitoring with Dynatrace, please make sure to visit our Kubernetes monitoring page. Google officially launched today the final version of their cluster manager project Kubernetes, which treats Docker containers as first-class citizens. In this blog post, I will show you how you can monitor the performance of your Kubernetes cluster using the… read more

How to Automate Enterprise Application Monitoring with Ansible – Part II

In the first part of this series, I shared practical advice on how to automatically deploy Dynatrace Agents into distributed enterprise applications using Ansible in less than 60 seconds. While we had conveniently assumed its presence back then, we will today address the automated installation of our Dynatrace Application Monitoring solution comprising Clients, Collectors and a Server… read more

Learning from Today’s DevOps Leaders

Google, Amazon, Netflix, Facebook, Etsy and Microsoft have adopted DevOps principles. So have The Gap, Nordstrom, the World Bank and GM. And just about every tech start-up has it in their DNA. These organizations know that their revenue, their market share—their very futures depend on satisfying their customers’ ever-increasing demands for new features, greater speed and their personal ‘perfect’ experience—every time.  These companies continuously deliver new value to their customers… read more

How to Automate Enterprise Application Monitoring with Ansible

In my last article, Top DevOps Tools We Love, I proclaimed the availability of deployment automation scripts for our Dynatrace products. Today, you will learn about the basic concepts behind Ansible, which will enable you to roll your own playbook for integrating insightful end-to-end monitoring with Dynatrace into every part of your enterprise application in under 60 seconds. Enterprise Applications and Distributed Architectures Enterprise applications are typically segregated into… read more

Top DevOps Tools We Love

The word DevOps is a portmanteau of “development” and “operations”. However, anyone who knows “The Phoenix Project” by Gene Kim et al. will agree that its radius is much wider than what the term suggests: it’s a melting pot that combines principles from Agile Software Development and Lean Manufacturing with the aim to reduce friction and improve collaboration by honing a culture of… read more