Michael Kopp

Those who know me know that I'm passionate about 3 things: rock climbing, physics, and performance. I've worked in performance monitoring and optimizations in enterprise environments for the better part of the last 10 years. Now as a Product Manager I am doing my best to build those experiences into Dynatrace.

Michael Kopp's articles

PurePath visualization: Analyze each web request from end-to-end

Dynatrace OneAgent enables you to track each individual request from end to end. This enables Dynatrace artificial intelligence to automatically identify the root causes of detected problems and to analyze transactions using powerful analysis features like service flow and the service-level backtrace. Dynatrace enables you to efficiently find the proverbial needle in the haystack and focus on those few requests (out of tens of thousands) that you’re interested in. read more

Request attributes: Simplify request searches & filtering

Dynatrace tracks all requests from end-to-end and automatically monitors the services that underly each transaction. The performance and attributes of each request can be analyzed in detail. You can even create custom, multi-faceted filters that enable you to analyze call sequences from multiple angles. With such advanced request filtering, Dynatrace enables you to slice and dice your way through your requests to find the proverbial “needle in a haystack.”… read more

New permissions limit capture & viewing of sensitive data

Not all data is created equal. Sensitive customer data must be protected and kept confidential at all times. This is why your organization must do everything it can to limit the capture and viewing of your customers’ private information. New permissions added To help you in this effort, we’ve added two new permissions to Dynatrace SaaS/Managed (version 118) permissions management. Configure capture of sensitive data View sensitive request data What is sensitive… read more

Customizable naming for auto-detected server-side services

Dynatrace automatically detects and names your applications’ server-side services based on basic properties of your application deployment and configuration. These properties and the resulting service names should be intuitive to you because they reflect your service landscape. In some cases however, the default naming scheme may not be to your liking or may not adequately reflect your service landscape. In other instances, you may want to add certain process or… read more

Advanced process group availability monitoring

For some time now, Dynatrace has provided you the ability to automatically detect when the unavailability of a specific process results in a problem (for example, increased failure rate or outages of your website). Recently we announced that you can receive notifications when a process within a specific process group becomes unavailable—even if no related customer impact is detected. We’ve now added another enhancement that’s particularly useful for cluster… read more

Improved design & functionality of Service pages

Over the past months, we’ve added numerous enhancements to our Service overview pages. To maximize the value of these enhancements, it became necessary to build an entirely new page design. We’re now proud to present all the new views and features that the enhanced Service overview page design has to offer. Service overview page As you can see from the image below, the service overview page has received a major… read more

Automated rule-based tagging for services

Using tags to organize and label all the monitored components in your environment is a great way to filter server-side services for purposes of developing component-specific dashboard charts and assigning responsibility to specific team members or groups. However, managing and applying tagging within large, dynamic environments can be a real challenge. To address this, Dynatrace now provides a rule-based approach to tagging that gives you the flexibility you need to take maximum… read more

Simplified process-group detection for non-Java processes

Dynatrace automatically detects process types such as Tomcat, JBoss, Apache web server, MongoDB, and many others. We also take technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Cloud Foundry, and Azure into account. A process group is a set of processes that run on separate hosts but belong to the same application or deployment unit. While we’ve worked hard to provide you with 100% automated process group detection, there are some scenarios for which manual… read more

Enhanced filtering for Service flow and response time analysis

Modern web applications typically feature complex service architectures that can process millions of different types of requests. With each unique request behaving slightly differently and triggering a slightly varied service flow, it can be a real challenge to analyze the performance and behavior of individual requests. The latest filtering enhancements on all Dynatrace service-analysis pages help you navigate the complexity of your application’s service architecture—enabling you to find the proverbial needle… read more

Custom anomaly detection for key requests

A key feature of Dynatrace is its ability to continuously monitor every aspect of your applications, services, and infrastructure and to automatically learn the baseline performance metrics related to these components. Dynatrace also automatically learns the baseline response times and failure rates of all requests that are vital to the success of your business. Now, for the first time, you can adjust anomaly detection settings for individual web requests. By understanding the… read more