Dynatrace Managed release notes version 1.218

These release notes relate to Dynatrace Managed specific changes. To learn about general Dynatrace changes included in this Dynatrace Managed release, see:

Clickwrap agreement

Starting with Dynatrace Managed version 1.218, a Master Subscription Agreement (MSA), or "clickwrap" agreement, can be displayed to new users. For details on managing clickwrap display, see Clickwrap agreement.

New features and enhancements

General

  • Cluster backups that use local disk storage are no longer supported and will be disabled after the upgrade to version 1.218. This may affect clusters installed before version 1.140. Since then, we have introduced a new backup strategy for extended data coverage and increased reliability. If this change affects you, please follow our guidelines to configure a new cluster backup.
  • Dynatrace Managed now handles up to 30 nodes per cluster to further support web-scale Dynatrace deployments.
  • To improve our pro-active support and collaboration with you, we've enabled remote access approval mode to all regardless of the cluster version. Check all available cluster remote access scopes.
  • We removed the Help us to improve Dynatrace for your users by sending data from the browser in Cluster Management Console preferences settings, because the data is now directly included in Dynatrace RUM self-monitoring.

Cluster Management Console

We've updated our policy for data privacy and exchange in Dynatrace Managed deployments. For maximum data privacy, any data exchange that is related to the sending of usage data from users' browsers to Dynatrace for the purpose of improving Dynatrace no longer involves any 3rd party companies. This data is now sent only to Dynatrace for the purposes of self-monitoring. Following this change, we've removed the corresponding toggle at Settings > Preferences. The monitoring of user behavior now fully relies on the Dynatrace deployment health monitoring setting in the Cluster Management Console.

Installation and upgrade

Dynatrace Managed now leverages Linux capabilities (if your operating system supports it) for scripts executed with root permissions. Specifically, the following scripts were adjusted and removed from dtrun configuration file:

  • iptables-save
  • iptables -L -n
  • nft -s list ruleset
  • /opt/dynatrace-managed/nginx/services/nginx.sh (enable|disable|is-enabled|reload)
  • /opt/dynatrace-managed/upgrader/upgrader.sh (start|debug|stop)( [a-zA-Z0-9]=[^ ]*)+
  • /opt/dynatrace-managed/upgrader/upgrader-ports.sh (start|stop|status)
  • /opt/dynatrace-managed/firewall/services/firewall.sh (start|stop|restart|status|check|get-nodes|set-nodes|add-node|remove-node|get-redirect-to|set-redirect-to)[0-9., ]*

To use ambient capabilities we've added to /etc/systemd/system/dynatrace-server.service and /etc/systemd/system/dynatrace-nodekeeper.service below line: AmbientCapabilities=CAP_DAC_READ_SEARCH CAP_NET_ADMIN CAP_NET_RAW

Operating systems support

Current Dynatrace Managed operating systems support changes

The following operating systems will no longer be supported starting 01 November 2021

  • Linux: openSUSE 15.2+

Future Dynatrace Managed operating systems support changes

The following operating systems will no longer be supported starting 01 February 2022

  • Linux: CentOS 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 8.0
  • Linux: Debian 8
  • Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 8.0
  • Linux: Oracle Linux 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 8.0
    • x86 (64bit-only)
    • Last compatible Dynatrace Managed version: 1.226

The following operating systems will no longer be supported starting 01 March 2022

  • Linux: CentOS 8.3
  • Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3
  • Linux: Oracle Linux 8.3
    • x86 (64bit-only)
    • Last compatible Dynatrace Managed version: 1.228

The following operating systems will no longer be supported starting 01 May 2022

  • Linux: CentOS 7.6, 8.1
  • Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6, 8.1
  • Linux: Oracle Linux 7.6, 8.1
    • x86 (64bit-only)
    • Last compatible Dynatrace Managed version: 1.232

Resolved issues

Cluster Managed (Build 1.218.86)

46 total resolved issues

ActiveGate

  • Fixed issue in which executing REST requests (PUT and POST) on Environment ActiveGates failed with a 3xx HTTP response. (APM-294829)
  • Access to "Deployment status > Network zones" page now requires only "Access environment" permission. (APM-296146)
  • Fixed issue with AWS tag ingest for Amazon SageMaker endpoints (AWS supporting service) resulting from SageMaker endpoint name not matching ARN. (APM-291058)
  • Fixed support for multiple Oracle PDBs. (APM-296890)
  • Improved handling of assertion errors from Oracle JDBC driver. (APM-293359)

Autonomous Cloud

  • Resolved issue in which, if a dimension had an empty value, subsequent dimensions were ignored; now subsequent dimensions are ingested. (APM-303351)

Cluster

  • Dynatrace Hub breadcrumbs are now updated correctly after changing an extension name. (APM-300548)
  • Resolved issue in which the ID of an update job for ActiveGate changed after job completion, resulting in 404 error on subsequent API call to original job ID. (APM-297062)
  • Fixed incorrect links to documentation from installation pages for ActiveGate for Windows and Linux. (APM-296758)
  • Resolved issue with selecting a metric in `Data explorer` when using some versions of Safari. (APM-299419)
  • Fixed an encoding issue with user action properties. (APM-295400)
  • Resolved potential memory management issue. (APM-302393)
  • Resolved issue in which dashboard tiles displayed no data when the query filter included slash (`/`) or hash (`#`) characters. (APM-296997)
  • Resolved issue in which a dashboard tile with multiple metrics displayed no data if any of the metrics had empty data. Data is now displayed for non-empty metrics. (APM-291584)
  • Extension details in Dynatrace Hub can now be edited. (APM-299631)
  • In Dynatrace Hub extension edit wizard, improved user feedback for `Copy` command. (APM-297914)
  • Corrected "Browser type" filter selections offered on "User sessions" page. (APM-295008)
  • Resolved issue with the Service dashboard tile in which the incorrect ratio between failed and successful requests was displayed on the chart. (APM-297362)
  • Changed Environment API v2 DELETE `/extensions/{extensionName}/{extensionVersion}` endpoint response code from 202 to 200, and now operation is instant. (APM-294722)
  • Calculated service metrics containing multiple service types condition are now properly retrieved via the Service metrics API. (APM-303342)
  • Resolved issue with Dynatrace Cordova instrumentation wizard mapping of cluster URL for Managed installations. (APM-295179)
  • Added average availability value to row for aggregated browser monitor availability table. (APM-295773)
  • Fixed issue that, under certain circumstances, caused errors when aggregating problems using the Problem REST API v2. (APM-300027)
  • Resolved issue with navigation from "Session Detail" page caused by slash character in filter value. (APM-294107)
  • Resolved issue in which 'Failed backup' was displayed even though backups were correctly created. (APM-294839)
  • Fixed masking of personal data in URIs on the PurePaths page. Be sure to select "Mask personal data in URIs" on "Settings > Preferences > Data privacy and security". (APM-300080)
  • Fixed relative URLs for "Third-party synthetic monitor" edit and drilldown links. (APM-296732)
  • Enhanced memory dumps page to better take into account management zones when triggering or downloading memory dumps. (APM-299687)
  • Resolved issue in which, after adding global entities to query, filtering did not work (no data was returned). (APM-300250)
  • Fixed an issue in which some time series units in the Problems API v1 were not properly resolved. (APM-300374)
  • Resolved issue with display formatting of custom alert messages. (APM-296408)
  • Dynatrace Hub now shows correct details in About section for extensions. (APM-300902)
  • Resolved issue with request naming when new datasource was added to request attribute rule. (APM-292863)
  • Increased max limit for "Windows services availability monitoring" from 100 to 500. (APM-295115)
  • Resolved issue in which metrics from OneAgent z/OS Java module were rejected. (APM-304085)
  • Improved REPLACE_BETWEEN transformation of rule-based service detection. Overlapping delimiters can no longer occur, as the lookup for the second (before) delimiter now starts at the end of the first (after) delimiter. (APM-295964)
  • Fixed attribute names in payload of the GET connectivity information for ActiveGate endpoint of the Deployment API. (APM-298839)
  • Added filtering for crashes on user sessions page for custom apps. (APM-297558)
  • The "Operating system" section of the "Session Details" page is hidden when no data is provided. (APM-288553)

Cluster Management Console

  • Fixed issue with managing user groups on clusters configured with LDAP authentication and group membership managed locally. (APM-292819)
  • Resolved issue causing "permission denied" when switching environments using the user menu. (APM-300906)

Infrastructure monitoring solution

  • Resolved issue in which the "Dynatrace Hub > SNMP Generic Extension" activation flow showed Next/Previous buttons overlapping with ActiveGate list. (APM-296447)
  • Resolved issue in which the "Dynatrace Hub > SNMP Generic Extension" activation flow showed an example from the previous clickthrough. (APM-296454)
  • Advanced SNMP properties in extension activation JSON ("timeoutSecs", "maxRepetitions", "retries") must be provided under the "advanced" subproperty. (APM-299394)

User assistance

  • Saving the general settings of a dashboard no longer creates a reporting token if reporting is disabled. (APM-299057)
  • Fixed a problem with "Send test notification" in custom problem notifications where the content-type was not `application/json`. (APM-304432)

Update 94 (1.218.94)

This is a cumulative update that includes all previously released updates for the 1.218 release.

2 total resolved issues

Component Resolved issues
Cloud automation solution 1
Cluster 1

Cloud automation solution

  • Resolved issue in which having two metrics with different entity types in an SLO resulted in being unable to evaluate the SLO. (APM-305867)

Cluster

  • Fixed issue in which service metrics with multiple value conditions did not fetch data. (APM-305663)

Update 105 (1.218.105)

This is a cumulative update that includes all previously released updates for the 1.218 release.

Cluster

  • View change information is now masked in user sessions. (APM-306296)

Update 113 (1.218.113)

This is a cumulative update that includes all previously released updates for the 1.218 release.

2 total resolved issues

Component Resolved issues
Cluster 1
Cluster Management Console 1

Cluster

  • Constraint violations removed: entityId can now be changed; calculated service metrics can now also be created with "entityId" field via PUT request (APM-306878)

Cluster Management Console

  • Messages "Elasticsearch status verification failed." were limited to cases where upgrade really failed and required additional attention. (APM-310130)