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

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

Integrate JIRA issue tracking with your Dynatrace environment

The latest Dynatrace release introduces integration support for Atlassian JIRA. With Dynatrace JIRA integration, issue tickets are generated automatically for all new problems that are auto-detected in your Dynatrace environments. Atlassian JIRA Atlassian JIRA is the most popular issue tracking system available today. A high percentage of development and operations departments worldwide use JIRA for issue management. The ability of JIRA to manage issues, trigger workflows, and track code and production … read more

Business impact analysis now provided with each detected problem

Automatic and multidimensional performance baselining of all your service requests is a powerful way to quickly detect abnormal behavior in your environment. While baseline violations serve as great trigger events for initiating deeper problem analysis, not all potential real user impact can be detected solely based on statistical alerts. This is why each problem discovered by Dynatrace now includes a Business impact analysis section that quickly shows you the impact of the problem on … read more

Problem severity classifications now available

Over the past couple of years, we’ve discovered that classifying detected problems based solely on impact to related services and applications is insufficient. For example, serious application availability problems can sometimes be difficult to recognize amidst unrelated infrastructure resource problems. This is why we’ve introduced problem severity levels to help you focus on severe problems (for example, application availability problems) while ignoring insignificant resource issues. The latest Dynatrace release introduces … read more

Self-healing: Ansible Tower fixes Dynatrace-detected problems in real time

Successful operation and maintenance of large-scale microservices infrastructures can be a big challenge for DevOps teams. You need a powerful full-stack monitoring solution like Dynatrace to gather all relevant performance, error, and availability monitoring data. You also need a reliable control center such as Ansible Tower to react quickly to detected issues and automate self-healing efforts. Dynatrace provides numerous ways of integrating third-party systems, including Ansible Tower. It’s easy to integrate … read more

Meet Dynatrace team at ServiceNow Knowledge17

Planning to be in Orlando, Florida from May 6-11 for ServiceNow Knowledge 17? If so, be sure to visit the Dynatrace team at booth #602 for a demonstration of how Dynatrace detects service performance and availability problems in real time.    This year’s ServiceNow Knowledge conference focuses on limiting downtime, intelligent performance analytics, and taking control of cloud resources. This is why this year’s event provides the perfect context for … read more

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