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Product Update, April 2021 (v21.4.0)

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Overview

In April, we released the 21.4.0 Controller and Enterprise Console as well as key product enhancements and agent updates. We also resolved a series of issues associated with the previous release.

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What highlights should I know about?

These release highlights include the newest features and capabilities this month, at a glance. In the grid below, we’ve flagged who within your organization may be most interested or impacted for each enhancement. 

 

Category
Enhancement 
User and Performance Analyst
Admin and Implementer
Developer
Fullstack Observability
ThousandEyes Integration

 
Experience Journey Mapping Enhancement
 
Database Visibility Enhancement 
   
Agent Updates
IBM Integration Bus Agent

 
React Native Agent

 
Java Agent

 
Database Agent

 
Machine Agent

 
System Administration Updates
Updated user creations and password policies  
 

 

Full-Stack Observability

  • ThousandEyes Internet and Cloud Intelligence in AppDynamics Dash Studio will be available May 3rd providing native correlation of network and internet performance metrics alongside application performance data. This helps streamline troubleshooting network and application issues for more proactive and faster root cause isolation and resolution. See how to enable the integration in a few easy steps. (Release May 3rd, 2021)

  • In our continued efforts to help you better understand your application’s digital experience,  we have enhanced Experience Journey Maps, allowing you to create custom views to filter specified user journeys and filter by custom user data. (Released April 25th, 2021)

  • Our enhanced database visibility allows you to monitor the MS SQL cluster instances. Additionally, you can now use the Kerberos authentication for the IBM DB2 and Oracle Collectors. (Released April 5th, 2021)

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Agent Updates

  • The new IBM Integration Bus Agent adds capabilities that allow you to correlate business transactions passing through an IIB application. Additionally, we have introduced Flow Visibility capabilities that capture the time spent on each message flow and any exit calls made from the message flow (Released April 5th, 2021)

  • The latest version of the React Native Agent includes an API to manually track custom HTTP requests. (Released April 5th, 2021)

  • The new Java Agent adds entry and exit support for Vert.x 4.0 and WSO2 API Microgateway, along with support for JDK16. See out Java Supported Environments documentation for more details. Additionally, we have introduced a capability that allows you to rediscover MBean servers periodically using a node property. (Released April 20th, 2021)

  • The latest Database Agent allows you to view costly operations, along with warnings, in execution plans. Additionally, we now surface Cassandra metrics including Dropped Mutations, Max Partition Size, Messaging Latency, Read Failures, Repair Age Percentage, and Write Failures. (Released April 21st, 2021)

  • The new Machine Agent has updated Java 8 Azul to build version 8.52 and Java 11 Azul to build version 11.45. Additionally, we now support diskstats output for Linux kernel versions >= 4.18, and have upgraded the following third-party libraries. (Released April 22nd, 2021)
    • dropwizard: 2.0.20
    • guava: 30.0-jre
    • Fabric8 Kubernetes: 4.13.2
    • jackson-core: 2.12.0
    • jackson-databind: 2.12.0
    • jetty-server to 9.4.39.20210325
    • Log4j2: 2.14.1
  • The latest .NET Agent now supports mutual authentication (mTLS) for Windows Agent for both .NET Full Framework and .NET Core applications. (Released April 28th, 2021)

 

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System Admin Updates

  • We released an enhancement that improves how administrators create users, as well as updates to our password policies. These changes are meant to improve security while laying the groundwork for new capabilities that will be rolled out in the near future. Check out the Changes to User Creation and Password Policy FAQ for details.  (Staged release started February 22, 2021)

 

To view all technical documentation associated with this month’s releases, please visit Product Announcements, Alerts, and Hot Fixes in our documentation portal.

 

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Heads up - What else you should know 

  • Now live! The Zendesk form used to open Support Engineering tickets has been revised with a new, more intuitive sequence. Geared toward your ease of use, the new form makes the process of opening tickets simpler.

    See the announcement post: Now Live! AppDynamics Support ticket simplified, get the details. (May 3, 2021)

  • Check out our new Kudos to you blog series, where we’ll celebrate Community. Our first installment calls out the new content, accepted solutions, and helpful participation from January through March. 
     
  • Premium University and 12-User Education Subscribers: we’ve got a new instructor-led course for you! Are you looking to gain hands-on experience implementing, validating, and troubleshooting custom correlation?  Check out the full course description and enroll in an upcoming session for Pro Series: Custom Correlations today.

  • We invite you to our Share a tip space, where the AppD community can exchange peer-to-peer advice. Find those small adjustments that make a big difference, and add your own insights too.

  • Have a great product idea? Contribute to the AppDynamics Community Idea Exchange. You will be able to submit your ideas, as well as vote on or discuss ideas from other community members.

    To participate, sign in to the community and look for the Idea Exchange button in the top navigation. See Idea Exchange Guidelines for more details. We hope to see you there, adding your stamp to our next steps.

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Share your feedback! Participate in a Beta today

We’re currently running the following Beta program and looking for your feedback:

  • Submit feedback on the Dash Studio through the in-product feedback button, or in Community here.

 

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Resolved Issues

The following key issues were resolved this month. To see a complete listing of this month's resolved issues, see Resolved and Known Issues heading on the Release Notes page.

 

  • BtServiceImpl.getAllNonExcludedBtsWithMetrics are extremely slow (~1min response time) (SVCMON-1277)
  • Subsequent Incremental/Final replications can delete huge data in secondary - increasing the downtime (ECONSOLE-6436)

 

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^ Update:  AppDynamics' new Zendesk support ticket form is now live. I've updated the information above, under the Heads Up - What else you should know section.

 

– Claudia