Dynatrace Managed feature update, Version 132

Enhanced LDAP user/group matching

Previously Dynatrace matched users and groups based only on the distinguished name of a group (group DN). Now Dynatrace matches users and groups based on any type of group name, for example, a user’s primary group (gidNumber) or common names (CN).

Simplified publicly-available Security Gateway configuration

Dynatrace Security Gateway is a routing component that provides secure and reliable communication between your monitored environment and cloud-based Dynatrace cluster nodes. Similar to a proxy, a Security Gateway reduces bandwidth requirements by encrypting and compressing network communication. To expose a Security Gateway, Dynatrace requires a public IP address (for which an optional domain name can be generated).

If you don’t install a Security Gateway with a configured public IP address, the domain name generation option will be disabled. Security Gateways in this state are rendered with a triangular warning icon on the Dynatrace Managed Deployment status page (i.e., the Home page). See example below.

Security Gateway

To remove a Security Gateway that doesn’t have a public IP address

  1. On the Dynatrace Managed deployment status page (i.e., Home), click the tile of the Security Gateway you want to remove.
  2. On the Security Gateway overview page, click the Disable button in the upper-right corner.
    This stops and permanently removes the Security Gateway from the cluster. IP addresses are also removed from the domain name.
  3. Uninstall the Security Gateway manually, as explained in Dynatrace Help.

Define quotas for custom metrics

Custom metrics are fully supported by the Managed licensing model and you can now define quotas for custom metrics on a per-environment basis.

To adjust custom metric quotas

  1. Select Environments from the Dynatrace Managed navigation menu.
  2. Select the environment you want to configure.
  3. On the environment overview page, you’ll see a table view of your current environment quotas. The Custom metrics row shows the Max limit number of custom metrics that are available within this environment each month (Unlimited, up to the cluster limit, in this example) and the Current value number of custom metrics that have already been created during the current month (in this example).

Billing and overages

Until we can provide an appropriate pricing model for custom metrics (planned for Q1 2018), we’re offering a free quota of 100 metrics per month for each cluster.

As with other billable Dynatrace services, we allow overages for custom metrics. For detailed information on the custom metrics API, please see What do I need to know to get started? and What does the “custom network devices and metrics” API provide?

Also in this Release

  • For Dynatrace Managed installations, we now enforce minimum hardware requirements of 16 GB memory and 50 GB disk space. Installations on systems that don’t meet these requirements will be aborted automatically. For existing Dynatrace Managed installations, a warning message will be provided to system users.
  • For audit logs, we’ve conducted additional security checks to ensure that user data is properly masked.
  • We now provide a OneAgent installer for Solaris x86 and SPARC platforms.

Other new features

Additionally, all new features introduced with Dynatrace SaaS Version 131 and Version 132 are now also supported by Dynatrace Managed.