What’s new

Introducing Varnish cache monitoring

We’re happy to announce the public beta release of Varnish cache monitoring for Dynatrace. Varnish Cache is an HTTP accelerator that’s designed for dynamic, content-heavy web sites as well as heavily-consumed APIs. During the public beta release period, you need to manually enable Dynatrace Varnish cache monitoring before you can use it. To enable Varnish cache monitoring Go to Settings > Monitoring > Monitored technologies. On the Supported technologies tab, set the Varnish … read more

New menu entry point for web checks & synthetic availability monitoring

We’re currently working on significant enhancements to our synthetic availability monitoring options. Clickpath web checks and availability web checks will soon be complemented by powerful new synthetic monitoring options that you can use to test the availability of your web applications and key workflows. To access web checks, select Synthetic availability from the navigation bar. Here you’ll find that the previously named Web checks page has been renamed Synthetic checks (see image below). The functionality … read more

Request attributes: Java method argument capture is now supported

Dynatrace recently introduced request attributes, a valuable new service-monitoring feature that enables fine-grain service filtering and performance analysis. By defining request attributes for your service’s requests, you can enable advanced filtering for service requests across all Dynatrace analysis views. Once configured, request attributes help you to better understand the relationships between performance, errors, and application-specific meta data in your requests. Until now this functionality was only available for web request … read more

Real user monitoring: Support for Fetch API is now available

During the dawn of the web 2.0 era, back when web sites first began to evolve into the dynamic web applications that we know today, asynchronous web requests were sent via the XMLHttpRequest (XHR) API (commonly known as Ajax). Within the past two years, a new API type called Fetch API was introduced into all modern browsers to support such asynchronous requests. Beginning with OneAgent installations version 119 or higher, Dynatrace real user … read more

Easily configure detection of your environment’s custom application services

We’ve simplified the process for defining and managing custom-service monitoring in your environment. Custom services are application services that can’t be detected by Dynatrace out-of-the-box because they’re built on non-standard frameworks or technologies. With Dynatrace custom service detection, you can now define any method, class, or interface as the entry point of a service. Once configured, custom services are monitored alongside all the auto-detected services in your environment. The latest enhancement … read more

Compare service request performance and behavior over time

One of the most important and basic features of any performance monitoring solution is the ability to track metric trends over time (i.e., charting of time-series data). Dynatrace uses sophisticated charting to visualize changes in metric trends over time, making it easy to see trends at a glance. Comparison of trends within separate time periods has long been a challenge, however. When two time frames occur close together in time, you … read more

Dynatrace Managed feature update, version 124

Support for automated Dynatrace Cluster installations Currently, before a new Dynatrace Servier cluster installation can be used, your system administrator must go to the Dynatrace Managed web UI to set their password and email address. While this is fine for manual installations, it’s impractical for automated installations. With this in mind, we’ve added some additional installer parameters that facilitate Dynatrace Server configuration without visiting the web UI: --initial-environment --initial-first-name --initial-last-name --initial-emailread more

Efficiently filter problem notifications with alerting profiles

The latest Dynatrace release introduces an important change in the way that notifications are sent out for detected problems in your environment. To date, personalized watch settings have been used to define how alerts are sent out for detected problems. This approach has proven to be cumbersome within large environments. Also, watch settings can’t account for important factors of detected problems, such as severity levels and tag-based filters. Alerting profiles … read more

OneAgent & Security Gateway release notes for version 123

OneAgent Node.js Support for Node 8 PHP Support for PHP 7.1 General improvements and fixes Detection of OpenStack Heat service Improved installation time for systems that have SELinux policies set Full-stack monitoring for IBM AIX 7.x – Early Access Program Unix domain sockets reporting Cloud Foundry hosts managed by BOSH now have their names automatically set to name/index- Linux only Docker injection on Linux PowerPC Little Endian GO process discovery … read more

Custom alerts: What you set is what you get

Dynatrace offers powerful artificial intelligence that automatically detects performance anomalies in your environment. When such problems are detected, Dynatrace sends out real-time alerts with correlated root-cause analysis details that facilitate problem resolution. There can be situations, however, when you don’t want to receive alerts related to certain known problems. For example, you may not want to be alerted each time your free disk space drops below 30%, or when a certain … read more