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New and improved process pages

Our process pages have been revamped considerably. We’ve made strides in providing you with clearer, more adaptive info graphics. We have two types of process pages: generic process pages and known process pages, each type features one or two key metrics. Apache process view Generic process view Java process view Just as with the earlier design, the new design shows the calling process on… read more

Ruxit adds method level visibility to improve DevOps collaboration

ruxit is great at detecting performance degradations that are caused by code changes and new deployments. You already know that ruxit can help you with problems like finding excessive service calls or SQL statements. With recent updates, ruxit now provides you with the ability to track problems down to the method level of your code. We added deep insight at the method level because, more often than not, solving performance… read more

Ruxit: vMotional VMware performance management

If your application is hosted on virtual infrastructure you need to monitor much more than just the user experience of your customers. This post tells you exactly what you need to do to get the full picture of the health of your virtual infrastructure. It was about 14 years ago when a guy from HP (or was it Compaq, that small spin-off they later shut down?) showed me how he… read more

There’s a new kid in town: Node.js monitoring

Dynatrace Ruxit support for Node.js was promoted to beta status a few days ago, which means that you can now easily monitor your Node.js applications! The new kid in town: Node.js monitoring Ruxit now features automatic monitoring of Node.js applications—all running Node.js applications are now detected automatically. So without any additional cost or configuration effort, your Node.js apps are now automatically monitored and displayed in context with… read more

Monitor Your Network Like a Professional

This post is about the impact of network issues on services and applications. We will introduce all the relevant metrics like the number of retransmissions, etc. Of course, we will also show how to monitor those numbers easily and what that means for your environment. Application Performance Monitoring is not just about measuring response times of services and applications. For being able to correlate and evaluate all of the collected… read more

See Web request services within all processes!

Starting with Agent version 1.59 ruxit shows more if its power. It now gives you service visibility into all, even un-instrumented, processes (i.e., processes where ruxit doesn’t even have an agent!). How does this work? This works whenever we have a deeply monitored process on the calling side. Using the example shown, by understanding the Web request called from the RuxitIconography Web request service, and knowing the… read more

Agentless Real User Monitoring

Breaking News: You can use Ruxit on ALL your sites to monitor ANY technology—even if you don’t have direct access to your site’s host. Here’s why this is so awesome: Though Ruxit setup is pretty easy, you still need root access to your site’s host to install it. But what if your WordPress, Ghost, Jekyll, Statamic, Kirby, Perch, you-name-it app is externally hosted? You likely can’t get root privileges to… read more

How to keep up-to-date on the architecture as a system architect

If I were to ask you to draw your system on a whiteboard right now, could you do it? Not the way it was designed to work, but how it is actually working in the wild. Sketching out how a system architecture should work is one thing; documenting how an actual system works in the real world is something completely different. This post demonstrates how ruxit keeps systems architects up-to-date… read more