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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

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… 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… read more

Cloud infrastructure monitoring checklist: Are you covered?

Recently I got a glimpse into one of our latest customer’s cloud migration story, and how they got their cloud infrastructure monitoring needs covered. They happen to be one of the biggest industrial companies worldwide, actually. The company recently implemented a cloud-first initiative. Accordingly, they migrated their previously outsourced enterprise business critical applications into an internally managed AWS environment with a “lift-and-shift” approach. Their new environment, made up of… 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

Should the Twelve-Factor App now be Fifteen-Factor?

Dynatrace is proud to be sponsoring and offering a complimentary version of the O’Reilly eBook, ”Beyond the Twelve-Factor App”. The original Twelve-Factor App framework was created in 2012 by developers at early cloud pioneer Heroku as a set of rules and guidelines for organizations building modern web applications that run “as a service.” The framework was inspired by Martin Fowler’s work… 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

Dynatrace on Dynatrace: How we monitor our own web entities

When Klaus Enzenhofer published his recent article about the value of using Dynatrace real user monitoring to troubleshoot JavaScript errors in web applications, he asked me how we here on the Dynatrace web development team handle our own performance challenges and errors related to the web entities at Dynatrace.com. Klaus wondered if the powerful monitoring abilities of Dynatrace could be used to monitor, find, and solve problems within… read more