How does Dynatrace monitor Java applications?

Capabilities

Dynatrace provides extensive Java monitoring capabilities:

See our supported technologies matrix for details about the supported frameworks.

JVMs

Dynatrace provides support for all major JVMs and JDKs.

See our supported technologies matrix for details about the supported JVMs.

Support

The different JVMs have different support timelines based on their vendors. Dynatrace is commited to support each JVM and version at least as long as the vendor does and in most cases at least 1 year longer.

Oracle Hotspot JVM

The Oracle support matrix can be found here.

JVM versions 6,7 and 8 are receiving indefinite sustained support by Oracle. Dynatrace support for these versions is currently open ended as well.

Versions 9 and 10 are not considered and will be end of life in 2018. Dynatrace will support them until end of 2019.

Learn about known problems and solutions to the IBM JVM.

OpenJDK

The OpenJDK is open source but officially supported by RedHat. The support lifetime can be found here.

Dynatraces supports 6, 7 and 8 with an open end right now.

Versions 9 and 10 are not considered. Dynatrace will support them until end of 2019.

Learn about known problems and solutions to the IBM JVM.

SAP JVM

The SAP JVM is a JVM built and maintained by SAP and is based on OpenJDK. Details and the official versions can be found here

Dynatrace supports 6, 7 and 8 with an open end right now.

IBM JVM

The IBM JVM has its own support time line but the actual support is dicdated by other IBM products like WebSphere AS. Dynatrace currently supports WebSphere several AS versions and will support the underlying JVM versions as long as those are supported. See our supported technologies matrix for more details.

This means that at the moment IBM JVM 6,7 and 8 are supported open ended.

Learn about known problems and solutions to the IBM JVM

Azul

Dynatrace also supports the two propritary JVMs from Azul Zulu and Zing. Detaiuls can be found in our supported technologies matrix.