Wolfgang Beer

Wolfgang is a Technical Product Manager at Dynatrace. He has a long record of research in software analytics and mobile computing. At Dynatrace, he's responsible for baseline calculation and event correlation in performance analytics. He also drives the topic of mobile app monitoring.

Wolfgang Beer's articles

Custom HTTP header support for problem notification WebHooks

WebHooks are our go-to “Swiss Army knife” solution for notifying 3rd party systems about Dynatrace-detected problems where we have no out-of-the-box integration. By allowing you to additionally specify custom HTTP header fields within WebHooks, custom WebHook integration is now more flexible than ever. The Custom integration (aka, WebHook) option for custom problem-notification integration (see callout below) enables you to integrate with any 3rd-party system that accepts HTTP POST requests. As pushed payloads… read more

Use Dynatrace API to automate fetch of raw process information

Once you install Dynatrace OneAgent on a host, you immediately gain full stack and code level visibility into each running process in your environment. This information is used to update Smartscape view in real-time and to provide input for our AI-driven problem root-cause analysis algorithms. Over the past year, our customers have told us that full visibility into each individual process provides other advantages, as well. REST API With this… read more

Define custom events via custom plugins or the Dynatrace API

Dynatrace root-cause analysis relies on AI-driven event- and data-correlation to collect and analyze lots of information about your environment, including all transactions, events, metrics, and topology. Dynatrace uses all this information to quickly pinpoint the root causes of abnormal situations. As of today, Dynatrace correlates hundreds of different types of built-in events, including CPU saturation, Response time degradation, and Error rate increase. By writing and deploying your own monitoring plugins,… read more

Improve team awareness: Integrate Atlassian Trello & Dynatrace

Atlassian Trello is a great tool for visually planning and organizing team tasks. Atlassian Trello also promotes team awareness of open issues and incidents. With our latest release, Dynatrace now supports Trello teams by automating the push of auto-detected problems directly to your Trello boards. Atlassian Trello allows your teams to organize their tasks using boards, lists, and cards. Each board represents a logical grouping of related lists that are associated with… read more

More real user monitoring metrics now available in Dynatrace API

The latest release of the Dynatrace Timeseries REST API has been enhanced to include all long-term persisted real user monitoring metrics that Dynatrace collects for your web applications. In previous releases, the Dynatrace API only exposed basic metrics, such as performance and error rates. The latest enhancement exposes all real user monitoring metrics, including conversions, bounce rate, Apdex, and many others. To date, the timeseries endpoint offered only some long-term… read more

Manage planned downtimes with maintenance windows

The latest release of Dynatrace enables you to define maintenance windows using either the Dynatrace API or the Dynatrace web interface. Even if your organization runs a ‘100% availability’ production environment, there are times when your DevOps team must roll out new software updates. Various release-deployment strategies are available for this, including performing rolling updates and iteratively updating parts of instances. No matter which release-rollout strategy your… read more

Automate push of 3rd-party events into Dynatrace problem analysis

Dynatrace monitoring is now an integral component of many DevOps teams’ tool chains. No matter if you’re triggering a load test or pushing a new deployment into production, Dynatrace offers the right APIs for ensuring the stability and high performance of your applications. While Dynatrace OneAgent does a great job of deeply monitoring your technology stack, there are certain situations where only 3rd-party systems can provide required contextual information about external events. read more

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

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

Custom percentiles for dashboard charts & Dynatrace API calls

Dynatrace monitors the performance of each transaction that occurs in your environment. Performance data, including response times for each service and service method, are tracked and stored for each transaction. By collecting such time series data for each transaction and categorizing the results based on percentiles, Dynatrace can show the distribution of response times of each service and service method over time. All of the response time distribution charts presented… read more