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In August, we released the v20.8.0 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.


Table of Contents

Feature Enhancements

Heads Up - What Else You Should Know

Beta Programs

Resolved Issues

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What highlights should I know about?

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


User and Performance Analyst
Admin and Implementer
Cloud Native
Kubernetes Pod Drill-Down Enhancements  
Lambda Enhancements  
AIOps Platform
Action Suppressions    
Database Agent Update
SAP Monitoring Enhancement  
Ease of Use
Dash Studios Updates

System Admin
Access to Download from Account Page  

Cloud Native

  • We have deepened our Kubernetes troubleshooting capabilities, allowing users to drill down from health problems on the dashboard to the relevant underlying events. (Released August 26, 2020)

  • We have improved the troubleshooting capabilities of our AWS Lambda agent to have parity with our other APM agents, including monitoring functions written in Python. These additional capabilities include improving coldstart times and avoiding event loss at startup, making improvements to the CI/CD pipeline and ensuring tracer APIs can support provisioned concurrency. (Released August 27, 2020)


AIOps Platform


Ease of Use

Dash Studio now supports dashboards reflecting error rates, database/remote services, events and event lists. (Released August 31, 2020) 


System Admin Updates


Heads up – What else you should know 

  • As of August 2020, AppDynamics Java users no longer need to choose between dynamic instrumentation and performance when running on IBM JVM. The newer releases for Java 8 don't exhibit the same performance penalty when class retransformation is enabled. Find out more here.

  • AppDynamics received FedRAMP authorization at the moderate impact level in June 2020. If you are a government customer and are interested in leveraging the FedRAMP authorized SaaS solution, learn more and get in touch here

  • Your AppDynamics Certification exams have moved! Beginning on July 28, 2020, the AppDynamics Certifications Program is transitioning to a new process for candidates that is temporarily independent of our new AppDynamics University experience.

    This is the first step in a longer-term, multi-stage migration plan as our platforms evolve and we strive to provide you with more effective services. If you have previously received a registration confirmation for your exam, please see How to register for and access AppDynamics certification exams.


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Resolved Issues

The following list notes key issues that were resolved this month. To see a complete listing of this month's resolved issues, see Resolved Issues by Month.



  • The Controller does not display any data when you open the Metric Browser for the first time (DBMON-7111)
  • The Controller upgrade no longer fails using Windows version (ECONSOLE06083)
  • MDS connection pools no longer ignore JDBC parameters in domain.xml (METADATA-9384)
  • Controller changes made all reports fail if any had scheduling fails on startup (REPORTS-791)
  • Time changes randomly in the "Custom Time" range component (TMNT-720)

Dashboard and Health Status

  • Upon clicking the ”View Dashboard During Health Rule Violation" for a BT, you are redirected to a non-existing entity with the id "-1" (ALERT-6761)
  • When you access a health rule using the health status widget on the dashboard, Application with id:-1 does not exist error is displayed (ALERT-6860)


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Please note: customers are advised to check backward compatibility in the Agent and Controller Compatibility documentation


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