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Solaris support for Java & Oracle/Apache HTTP Server now available (beta)

Dynatrace is proud to announce the availability of support for Solaris for Java and Apache HTTP Server (beta). What you get Service monitoring, code-level insights for Java with full framework support Service monitoring and real user monitoring for OHS/Apache Basic process and host-level monitoring metrics For complete instructions on setting up Dynatrace to monitor your Solaris based applications, please see How do I install OneAgent on Solaris? View… read more

How to ensure your customers’ data privacy during monitoring

The personal and professional lives of your customers and other consumers around the world increasingly take place online in the digital realm. It’s therefore not a surprise that data privacy is now such an urgent topic of concern. Countries around the globe have adopted various regulations to ensure the protection of their citizens’ personal information, and more regulation is certainly on the way. Your responsibilities for ensuring data privacy As a… read more

Management of your entities just went from cool to awesome!

Organizing large monitoring environments is never easy. Dynatrace deals with this challenge particularly well because it understands the different components in your environment. It knows about your services, your deployed containers, CloudFoundry and OpenShift applications, your web servers, and your physical and virtual hosts. To effectively manage all these entities, Dynatrace relies on tagging. This includes both manual and automatically applied tags. Over the last year, we’ve extended Dynatrace… 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

Service flow now includes problem indicators & throughput analysis

We recently announced that Service flow now shows infrastructure and load balancer details. Building upon this major enhancement to Dynatrace service monitoring, we’ve now added health information and a throughput-analysis mode to Service flow view. As you can see in the example below, Service flow now shows health indicators when a service or its underlying infrastructure encounter a problem (note the tiles outlined in red). By clicking on the answer_queue on… read more

Support for Node.js apps on Cloud Foundry PaaS

We’re happy to announce that Dynatrace has once again broadened its support for Cloud Foundry technology-specific buildpacks. We already support buildpacks for Java, PHP and Staticfile applications, and applications that run on IBM WebSphere Liberty. As of today, Dynatrace also supports Cloud Foundry’s Node.js buildpack for monitoring Node.js applications that are deployed in Cloud Foundry PaaS environments. Benefits of the buildpack approach Until now, you were required to install the… read more

Track business transactions using advanced request naming rules

According to most common definitions of the term “business transactions,” Dynatrace has provided business-transaction monitoring for some time already. For example, Dynatrace automatically detects your services and your requests. This means you can use request naming rules to adjust how your web requests are tracked and to define business transactions in your customer-facing workflow that are critical to the success of your digital business. With such end-to-end tracing, Dynatrace enables you… read more

DIY Events API

Please do try this at home! In case you watched the recent Dynatrace Coffee Break about the Events API and you are tempted to follow along, well, feel free to follow along: Get a REST client, I have used Postman Create yourself an API token Get the Postman Collection and import it in Postman Set your tenant (see screenshot below) Set your token you created… 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