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

Register custom network devices in your Smartscape topology

Dynatrace OneAgent is a tremendously powerful tool for automatically collecting all important technology metrics and transactions within your environment. There are however certain situations where it’s not possible to install OneAgent directly on hosts (for example, 3rd party cloud platforms such as CloudDBs) or hardware appliances, such as routers, firewalls or data powers. Additionally, you may sometimes want to automatically send important metrics to custom network devices in your environment. … read more

User session analysis for mobile users

The latest Dynatrace release introduces mobile user session analysis. This enables you to seamlessly analyze each of your mobile user’s journeys through your applications. Within today’s digital consumer environments, having a mobile-first strategy for the marketing of your applications is imperative for business success. No matter if your users visit your web offerings via smartphone or tablet in a mobile browser or a downloadable native mobile app, your business success depends on … read more

Seamless ServiceNow CMDB sync & problem detection

Managing highly dynamic service and application infrastructures with a CMDB database can be cumbersome and error prone. Modern microservices infrastructures commonly contain thousands of individual business-critical services and related dependencies. Dynatrace automatically discovers and monitors all such services and applications in real time, detects deviations from normal behavior (availability, performance, and/or errors), and synchronizes this data with your ServiceNow instance. Dynatrace anomaly detection The first step toward gaining full technology … read more

Automatically fetch & leverage process-group attributes via Dynatrace API

The Dynatrace API can now be used to seamlessly integrate the process-group attributes that are discovered by Dynatrace OneAgent—for example, technology overview and topology details—into your existing reporting and operations processes. Process-group properties returned by the API can be leveraged in numerous ways depending on the needs of your DevOps teams. Leverage technology overview information The Dynatrace Technology overview presents all of the process-group technology-related information that is detected by Dynatrace … read more

Dynatrace API can now automate tagging of related components

Tags have long offered a great means of organizing lists, notifications, and charts for related components across all Dynatrace views. Now, with the latest release of the Dynatrace Smartscape and Topology API, you can automate the push of relevant tags to monitored components. This new API feature opens the way for all sorts of powerful automation use cases. Use tags to group related components, services, or applications Tags allow you … read more

Advanced filtering for mobile-app crash reports

Dynatrace mobile-app crash reports now provide detail related to the device types that lead to specific crashes due to their exotic hardware configurations, enabling you to better understand the causes and scope of crashes that your mobile customers experience. Reviewing mobile-app crash stack traces is one of the most important activities that an app developer can undertake. High crash rates have an immediate negative impact on marketplace reviews and business … read more

View history of open/closed problems in your environment

A long awaited Dynatrace feature—the ability to view the history of detected problems in your environment within custom time frames—is finally here! To date, the Problems feed and the Problems dashboard tile have provided a rolling 72-hour history of open/closed problems in your environment. We selected 72 hours as the default time frame because this gives DevOps teams adequate time to analyze detected problems, even when they occur on weekends. As always, quick response … read more

AI-driven team collaboration: Problem-comments feed and new API endpoint

The new problem comments feed enables your team members to collect team knowledge, discuss AI-detected root causes of detected problems, and evaluate appropriate remediation actions related to problems detected by Dynatrace. AI-driven team collaboration The term “ChatOps” suggests team collaboration and conversation-driven problem analysis that ultimately leads to effective remedial actions. As today’s web-application environments are often huge, service clusters are dynamic, and immediate response time is critical to maintaining … read more

How to ask your monitoring system about the future

As the great Danish physicist, Niels Bohr, famously said, “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.” While predicting the future with any certainty remains a challenge for most things in life, Dynatrace has been working hard to make it possible for you to predict your environment’s future service load. By collecting information and metrics related to past load, user traffic, and performance, it’s now possible to make short-term predictions about … read more