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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 DevOps team uses, … read more

Looking for answers in a bunch of charts and metrics? No thanks.

Let’s take a look at what many monitoring tools have in common When it comes to “full stack” performance monitoring, you will find a collection of vendors including New Relic, Datadog, SignalFx, Wavefront, and Sysdig offering solutions that are remarkably similar in many ways. With this article, I’d like to explore something that all these tools have in common – lots of metrics and lots of charts. Lots of easy … 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

Nike merges in-store and digital CX like a champion

Either I don’t go shopping very often or the retail world is rapidly changing because the in-store customer experience at Nike the other day was un-freaking-believable. We all know how good their visual merchandising skills are but it was during the next stage of the shoe purchase journey – where I select the shoes I like and they check if they have my size in stock – that had me … read more

The top 5 reasons you can’t compare AppDynamics to Dynatrace for APM

When customers are selecting an APM solution we at Dynatrace are often shortlisted alongside Cisco AppDynamics. I’ve heard all sorts of stories as to the claims, half-truths, and false statements that are shared to try and sway the customer. The reality is, because of our relentless innovation, we are no longer ‘like’ other APM providers such as AppDynamics. It pays for the customer to stay up to date, and of … 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 assign tags when … 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

Perform 2018 at the Bellagio, Las Vegas: January 29-31

Major brands Paypal and Citrix, as well as UK retail giant Travis Perkins, set the tone for the caliber of customers lined up to speak at our annual, global Perform event this January 2018. Throw on top of that, Microsoft, Pivotal and industry analyst Brian Solis, who’s back by popular demand. And then there’s Alastair Humphreys. National Geo author and adventurer. He’ll be joining us on mainstage too for a bit … read more

Dynatrace Managed feature update, Version 126

Improved LDAP integration To improve support for large LDAP directories, we’ve changed how we handle groups and users in LDAP. For Dynatrace installations that are migrated from earlier versions, we now only show those LDAP groups that have configured access rights for Dynatrace. To use another group, just create a new group in Dynatrace and give it the same name as a pre-existing LDAP group. With this approach, the new … read more

OneAgent & Security Gateway – Release notes v1.125

OneAgent Java Class search and method lookup have been added to the method argument wizard Support for Apache HTTP Core Server (synchronous version) is now available Beta support for Jetty custom handlers is now available. If you want to participate in the Beta program, please post a request here at Dynatrace Answers. .NET Added support for HTTPClient for .NET Added support for HTTPClient for .NET Core Go Initial Beta release Automated monitoring of Go metrics … read more