Monitor releases with Dynatrace

Once you configure environment variables for version detection and, optionally, integrate your issue-tracking system and configure dynamic queries, you can start analyzing data related to each release version of your software.

List releases

To list the software releases in your environment, select Releases from the navigation menu. The Releases page displays the following information about the listed releases:

  • Release inventory - all detected releases. Each entry represents processes (process group instances) grouped by deployed version, stage, and the product to which they logically belong.
  • Release events - all events corresponding to the releases, such as process restart and deployment events.
  • Tracked issues - issues from the external issue trackers related to the releases.

Filters

  • To set simple filters, use the settings on the left side of the page.
  • To set more detailed filters, use the filter bar above the table.
  • To see only releases that are impacted by problems, select Apply filter above the Release inventory table.

Note: Filtering for a specific release shows an overview of stages and product contexts where the release is deployed. Filtering for a stage shows an overview of all releases deployed at that stage.

List release details

To see details about a release, select a link in the Name column of the Releases page. The release details page displays the following information about the selected release:

  • Name - a summary of captured metadata (process group name, version, stage, product, instances, throughput, and problems) and links to the process group where the release is deployed.
    • Instances shows the number of deployments of this release in a specific stage in the context of a specific product.
    • Throughput shows how much traffic is routed to the selected release.
  • Host details - hosts with basic metrics where the release is deployed and links to the host page for further analysis.
  • Release events - all events corresponding to the selected release, such as process restart and deployment events.
  • Tracked issues - issues from the external issue trackers related to the selected release.