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Hybrid Cloud Problem Patterns: Chasing DNS Lookup Times from AWS EC2

As a performance architect, I get called into various production performance issues. One of our recent production issues happened on Tomcat AppServer running on an AWS EC2 instance in a VPC. VPC is joined with an on-premise DNS server. This service calls another micro service. When service went live, we noticed a high response time from a downstream micro service, and the downstream service logs did not show any performance … read more

Dynatrace on Dynatrace: Detecting Regressions in Continuous Performance Environments

In my previous blog I addressed how we use Dynatrace on Dynatrace in our Continuous Functional Testing Environment. During that same visit to our engineering lab in Linz, Austria I also spoke with Thomas Steinmaurer, Performance Architect for Dynatrace. He oversees our Continuous Performance Environment. Dynatrace builds are deployed daily. Different load patterns are constantly running simulating traffic of thousands of agents. For this purpose we wrote our own performance testing tool because we have some … read more

Dynatrace on Dynatrace: Detecting Architectural Regressions in Continuous Functional Testing

At Dynatrace we not only sell our performance monitoring solutions to our customers – we use them in the way we want our customers to use them. The benefit of this “eat your own dog food” – or – “drink your own Champagne” (as we like to call it) is that we see first-hand if our features need to be improved to deliver what we promise. On my last trip … read more

Easy Azure monitoring with the Dynatrace VM extension

The Azure VM Extension Gallery makes extending your virtual machines with additional functionality a matter of a few clicks. Following is a brief explanation of how to find the required information you’ll need to set up the Dynatrace OneAgent Azure VM extension. Please be aware that Azure VM extensions are available via the new Azure Portal only. Installation Generate PaaS Token The first step is to get your environment ID and generate a PaaS token for … read more

Business Innovation through APM Metrics-Driven DevOps

Innovating faster to meet end-user demand is one of the challenges addressed by DevOps. DevOps bridges the knowledge gap about the impact between business and application teams. Application teams have to better understand the impact they have on business with code or deployment changes. On the other hand, business wants to better understand the impact on current development commitments when they come up with new requirements and a tight schedule. The … read more

Cloud-Native Evolution: How Companies Go Digital

I’m pleased to announce that we’ve just released a new book on cloud migration strategies, reflecting on our experiences and lessons learned in working with many industry-leading companies around the world. It is co-authored by Peter Putz, Alois Mayr, Dirk Wallerstorfer, and noted full-stack developer Anna Gerber – a regular contributor to O’Reilly Media’s distinguished technology series. This book is specifically written for senior engineers and managers who want to learn … read more

OneAgent and Security Gateway release notes for version 109

Java Support for TIBCO Business Works job scheduling. This ensures that TIBCO Business Works requests are monitored completely within JVMs. .NET Support for Windows Communication Foundation within standalone .NET processes. For assistance in enabling this within your Dynatrace environment, please contact Dynatrace Support. Nginx Support for Nginx (stable branch) version 1.10.2 and support for Nginx (mainline branch) versions 1.11.6 and 1.11.7 is now available. General improvements and fixes Greatly reduced CPU overhead … read more

Introducing Couchbase monitoring (beta)

We’re excited to announce the beta release of Dynatrace Couchbase monitoring! Couchbase server monitoring provides a high-level overview of all Couchbase components in your cluster. To view Couchbase monitoring insights From the navigation menu, click Technologies. Click the Couchbase tile. Note that the monitoring of multiple Couchbase clusters isn’t supported in this beta release. All nodes are presented under a single process group. To view cluster metrics, expand the Details section of the Couchbase process group. Click the Process … read more

Introducing CouchDB monitoring (beta)

We’re happy to announce the beta release of Dynatrace CouchDB monitoring! CouchDB server monitoring provides a cluster overview and all relevant nodes metrics. With CouchDB metrics, you’ll know immediately if your CouchDB installation is under performing. And when problems occur, it’s easy to see which nodes are affected. You can then drill down into the metrics of individual nodes to find the root causes of problems and potential bottlenecks. To view CouchDB monitoring … read more

Advanced filtering for mobile-app crash reports

Dynatrace mobile-app crash reports now provide detail related to the device types that lead to specific crashes due to their exotic hardware configurations, enabling you to better understand the causes and scope of crashes that your mobile customers experience. Reviewing mobile-app crash stack traces is one of the most important activities that an app developer can undertake. High crash rates have an immediate negative impact on marketplace reviews and business … read more