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User session analysis and search enhancements

As Dynatrace user session analysis has been in beta release for some time now, we’ve had a chance to address your feedback and improve the views and workflow for some of the use cases. Over the past weeks, we’ve made numerous small, but valuable, improvements to Dynatrace user session analysis and search views. This post brings you up-to-date with the latest changes. User tag and error events One of the most … 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

Automatic identification of users based on page metadata

One of the key features of Dynatrace Real user monitoring is our ability to uniquely identify your users across different browsers and devices. This enables you to analyze the user experience of individual users during user session analysis. Dynatrace initially assigns a unique, random ID to each new user. There are however a few different ways to assign more meaningful user tags to your users. You may already know how to use … read more

Cost & traffic control for mobile app monitoring

Dynatrace now provides a Cost and traffic control setting that you can use to reduce your session usage while monitoring your mobile apps. By default, Dynatrace captures all user actions and user sessions for analysis. This approach ensures complete insight into your application’s performance and customer experience. With the new Cost and traffic control setting, you can optionally reduce the granularity of user-action and user-session analysis by capturing a lower … read more

Extend Dynatrace with custom monitoring plugins

Have a unique technology or custom application that Dynatrace doesn’t monitor out-of-the-box? No problem! We’re proud to announce the beta release of custom monitoring plugins for Dynatrace. Now you can build your own plugins to serve your unique monitoring needs. With custom monitoring plugins you can: Create and deploy new plugins that support your organization’s unique monitoring needs. Enjoy total flexibility, decide what you need and how the results will be … 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

Set up custom process groups for monitoring

Within large, dynamic environments, the number of processes running on your hosts can become overwhelming. For this reason, Dynatrace only monitors process group types that are considered to be important. Valuable process group types that Dynatrace reports on by default include: Java application server (for example, Tomcat, WebSphere, WebLogic, Glassfish, and JBoss) All other Java applications All .NET applications Databases (for example, MS SQL, Oracle, MySQL, and Cassandra) Additional technologies (for example, … 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

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