process detection

Enhanced process-group detection supports customer-specific deployment schemes

A process group is a logical cluster of processes running on separate hosts that belong to the same application or deployment unit. For example, you might have a cluster of server nodes where each node runs the same process in support of multiple hosts. Such related processes comprise a process group. Process-groups are key building blocks of most modern web-based application environments. Dynatrace process group detection Dynatrace automatically detects process types… read more

Set up custom process groups for monitoring

Within large, dynamic environments, the number of processes running on your hosts can become overwhelming. For this reason, Dynatrace only monitors process group types that are considered to be important. Valuable process group types that Dynatrace reports on by default include: Java application server (for example, Tomcat, WebSphere, WebLogic, Glassfish, and JBoss) All other Java applications All .NET applications Databases (for example, MS SQL, Oracle, MySQL, and Cassandra) Additional technologies (for example,… read more

Simplified process-group detection for non-Java processes

Dynatrace automatically detects process types such as Tomcat, JBoss, Apache web server, MongoDB, and many others. We also take technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Cloud Foundry, and Azure into account. A process group is a set of processes that run on separate hosts but belong to the same application or deployment unit. While we’ve worked hard to provide you with 100% automated process group detection, there are some scenarios for which manual… read more

Crash analysis for processes is now available!

Processes crash for a multitude of reasons and it’s often difficult to understand the root causes that contribute to such crashes. This is why Dynatrace is proud to announce the availability of crash analysis for processes. As before, when a monitored process crashes, you’ll see a Process crash entry in the Events section of each affected Process and Host page. The example process below has some availability problems (shown in red on the timeline). By selecting… read more

Does your Liquid Infrastructure float? Or are you sinking in what you don’t know?

With so many new web technologies available, one might assume that things are getting easier for the average Operations-minded DevOps professional, but they aren’t. In fact, things are becoming more difficult. It used to be that a little background in shell scripting and some basic knowledge of infrastructure—whether it be networking or servers—could get you a long way. Then came virtualization and the Cloud and software-defined everything. Today you find… read more

Availability monitoring for processes

Some time ago Ruxit introduced availability monitoring for hosts. Availability monitoring is now also available for individual processes. This means you can now automatically monitor the performance and availability of business-critical processes 24/7. As you can see in the screenshot below, we’ve introduced a new Availability tile. The Apache HTTP server was available 99.1% of the time during the last 7 days. Notice the thick bar within the 5. Feb section… read more

Customizing Dynatrace process detection

Ruxit automatically detects process types like Tomcat, JBoss, Apache web server, MongoDB, and many others. For each process type Ruxit looks for specific patterns to identify processes that should logically be grouped together into “process groups” for monitoring purposes. A “process group” is a set of processes that perform the same function across multiple hosts. It also ensures that Ruxit can present continuous charts and information for a particular Application server… read more