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Automatically apply tags to monitored Cloud Foundry processes

Dynatrace recently introduced a powerful feature that allows you to apply tags to processes and hosts based on environment variable injection. We’re happy to announce that we’ve further enhanced this functionality. Dynatrace now allows you to automatically derive tags from your Cloud Foundry environment. This enables you to automatically organize and filter all monitored Cloud Foundry application components. Leverage Cloud Foundry tags in your Dynatrace environment Cloud Foundry tags are searchable via… read more

More real user monitoring metrics now available in Dynatrace API

The latest release of the Dynatrace Timeseries REST API has been enhanced to include all long-term persisted real user monitoring metrics that Dynatrace collects for your web applications. In previous releases, the Dynatrace API only exposed basic metrics, such as performance and error rates. The latest enhancement exposes all real user monitoring metrics, including conversions, bounce rate, Apdex, and many others. To date, the timeseries endpoint offered only some long-term… read more

Define default version of OneAgent for new installations

One of the great things of platform-as-a-service environments like Cloud Foundry, Azure, or OpenShift is their ability to automatically scale your applications. For instance, you can add more application instances to handle increased traffic and demand. However, with application instances spun up and down automatically in your production environment you need to ensure that your dynamically created application instances conform to what has been tested in your pre-production environment. With… read more

Manage planned downtimes with maintenance windows

The latest release of Dynatrace enables you to define maintenance windows using either the Dynatrace API or the Dynatrace web interface. Even if your organization runs a ‘100% availability’ production environment, there are times when your DevOps team must roll out new software updates. Various release-deployment strategies are available for this, including performing rolling updates and iteratively updating parts of instances. No matter which release-rollout strategy your… read more

Dynatrace wins: Performance beats marketing at AWS Summit Chicago

This is a special GUEST BLOG by industry analyst and performance expert Jeff Cotrupe from Frost & Sullivan. I attended two beneficial and informative events in Chicago recently: MongoDB World; and AWS Summit Chicago. Being in Chicago twice in short order gave me a chance to renew my love affair with the city’s deep dish pizza. (I’m an equal-opportunity pizzafficiando: I love thin-crust New York-style pizza just as much! But… read more

Automate the tagging of entities with environment variables

Using tags to organize and label all the monitored entities in your environment provides an invaluable means of filtering your server-side services for purposes of developing component-specific dashboard charts and assigning responsibility to specific team members or groups. However, managing and applying tags within large, dynamic environments can be a real challenge. Dynatrace already allows users to define automated rule-based tags to address this issue. In many cases, however, it’s more convenient to… read more

Export Dynatrace user-session data for use in 3rd party systems

Dynatrace now provides a user-session export stream that enables you to leverage Dynatrace monitoring data for use within 3rd party big-data analysis systems, a BI warehouse, or other custom analysis. User session export automates the streaming of real user monitoring data, including all user actions, high-level timings, and error data. Once activated and configured, Dynatrace user session export sends a stream of continuous user session data to an HTTP/HTTPS web hook endpoint… read more

Automate push of 3rd-party events into Dynatrace problem analysis

Dynatrace monitoring is now an integral component of many DevOps teams’ tool chains. No matter if you’re triggering a load test or pushing a new deployment into production, Dynatrace offers the right APIs for ensuring the stability and high performance of your applications. While Dynatrace OneAgent does a great job of deeply monitoring your technology stack, there are certain situations where only 3rd-party systems can provide required contextual information about external events. read more

Introducing fully automated support for Go-based application monitoring

We’re proud to announce the immediate beta availability of Dynatrace OneAgent for Go, the open-source programming language. This is the industry’s first auto-instrumenting monitoring solution available for Go-based applications. No code changes to your Go applications are required to use Dynatrace. As such, OneAgent for Go can monitor not only your own Go applications, it can also monitor 3rd party Go-based applications that your applications may rely on. The… read more

Introducing Log analytics premium (now in EAP)

We’re very proud to introduce our newest addition to Dynatrace—an extension of our highly acclaimed Log analytics functionality. As of today, all limits of the free version of Dynatrace Log analytics have been removed and you can now store log data in central storage in the cloud (SaaS) or NFS (managed). If your environment qualifies for EAP, you can enroll using the invitation button on the Log Viewer screen. Log… read more