Dynatrace Managed feature update, Version 146

Support for DEM licensing model

As of Dynatrace version 146, we’ve combined user session analysis and synthetic monitoring into a new monitoring category called “Digital Experience Monitoring” (or “DEM” for short). With DEM, you can purchase a quota of monitoring units that can be freely distributed across all DEM services. Switching to DEM units requires that we issue you a new “Unified host model with DEM units” license. From a configuration standpoint, you retain the flexibility to define limits for each of our digital monitoring offerings individually, on a per-environment basis.

Each Environments detail page (see example below) has been redesigned so as to show monthly and annual quota limits for the current set of DEM offerings (user sessions and synthetic monitors). Customers can set limits on individual services or set a DEM units limit per environment, and thereby have your services consume units from the overall quota on a first come, first served basis.

DEM units configuration

Overall consumption is detailed on the Licensing page as usual:

DEM units consumption graph in License view

Future DEM services that are currently under development will be made available for consumption upon their release without requiring that you purchase a separate quota. The new DEM services will be added to Environment details view alongside our existing DEM services.

Also in this release

  • We now support rolling upgrades between major versions. This means zero downtime for you when upgrading to the latest releases. For each version upgrade, the Dynatrace team will determine whether or not an upgrade can be performed in a rolling manner and then perform required steps accordingly.

Other new features

Additionally, all new features introduced with Dynatrace SaaS Version 145 and Version 146 are now also supported by Dynatrace Managed.

Resolved issues

  • Dynatrace Managed clusters have to run the same version across all nodes to ensure correct operation. This issue has been resolved. The installer now runs an automated check for this.
  • The security vulnerability in jackson-databind version 2.9.4 has been mitigated by an upgrade to version 2.9.5.

Wolfgang is a Technical Product Manager for Dynatrace Managed with a professional background as a software architect, management consultant, and team lead in various industries. He is an outdoors-addicted spare-time triathlete with a passion for technology and traveling. Follow him at @werwuifi

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