Monitor your Heroku applications

After linking your Dynatrace account with your Heroku application, you’ll receive the full range of application and service monitoring visibility that Dynatrace provides (for example, Smartscape and service-level insights with Service flow). Dynatrace automatically detects that your application is running on Heroku as well as services related to you Heroku application.

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Dynatrace automatically initiates deep application monitoring for your Heroku applications and provides code-level visibility into your applications’ services. Dynatrace Service flow allows you to track how requests to services provided by your Heroku application are propagated through a system. Service tracing also helps to identify performance bottlenecks and failed requests in the service-to-service communication chain. With Dynatrace, it’s never been easier to pinpoint the root cause of poor performance in heterogeneous microservices stacks.

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Tag your Heroku applications

You can use Dynatrace’s powerful tagging mechanism to automatically organize and filter all monitored Heroku application components. Dynatrace allows you to apply tags to processes and hosts based on environment variables.

heroku config:set DT_TAGS=owner=team-easytravel

Learn about the advantages

The Heroku buildpack for Dynatrace OneAgent is language independent and can be used with any Dynatrace supported language, including Node.js-based applications. If you’ve used the Dynatrace NPM module for PaaS module, you can remove it from your dependencies as the buildpack discovers and instruments your Node.js applications automatically.

You also no longer need to rely on releases of the Dynatrace OneAgent dependencies for NPM. The Heroku buildpack for Dynatrace OneAgent automatically fetches the latest version of Dynatrace OneAgent so that you can receive potential fixes as quickly and easily as possible. If you’ve specified a default OneAgent installation version for new hosts and applications in your OneAgent update settings, the Heroku buildpack for Dynatrace OneAgent will download the defined default version of Dynatrace OneAgent.