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We did not have a Controller or Enterprise Console release in December. However, the month included several key product enhancements and agent updates. We also resolved a series of issues associated with the previous release.


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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
Cloud Native Visibility Enhancement      
Agent Updates
Node.js Agent Update
iOS Agent Update      
Database Agent Update
Machine Agent Update

System Admin Updates
Access to Download from Account Page  


Cloud Native 

  • We have enhanced our Cloud Native Visibility capabilities to surface health statuses of entities and health rule violations. Now you can configure your health rules so that a violation event triggers a policy, which can initiate automatic actions, such as, sending alerting emails or running remedial scripts. Additionally, you can create health rules using the health rule wizard to group commonly-used system entities and related metrics to simplify setting up health rules. Learn more in the Health of Entity Filtering documentation. (Released December 17, 2020)

Agent Updates v20.11.0 

  • We have updated the Node.js Agent API allowing you to attach existing Analytics data generated for any given transaction to an exit call. (Released December 8, 2020)

  • You can now customize how you instrument the iOS Agent allowing you to disable the agent to stop sending user data to the collector. (Released December 15, 2020)

  • With this enhancement, the Database Agent now supports mutual authentication (client and server). Additionally, you can now use the service record (SRV record) within the connection string while configuring the MongoDB collector. (Released December 16, 2020)

  • The Machine Agent now prepends the hostname in the log files and has been updated, tested, and certified to work with the following. (Released December 16, 2020)
    • com.fasterxml.jackson.core:jackson-databind:2.12.0


    • commons-io:commons-io:2.8.0

    • junit:junit:4.13.1

    • org.apache.ant:ant:1.10.9

    • org.apache.httpcomponents:httpclient:4.5.13

    • org.bouncycastle: bcprov-jdk15on:1.67

    • org.eclipse.jetty:jetty-server:9.4.35.v20201120

    • org.eclipse.jetty:jetty-webapp:9.4.35.v20201120

    • org.exist-db.thirdparty.xerces:xercesImpl:2.12.1

    • org.hibernate: hibernate-validator:6.1.6.Final


System Administration


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


Heads up - What else you should know 

  • Attention Premium University subscribers! Curious which upcoming AppDynamics virtual instructor-led courses are happening closest to your time zone? You’re in luck! In December, AppDynamics University released a calendar view to help you discover the variety of instructor-led courses we offer on a weekly basis closest to your time zone. Simply sign in to AppDynamics University and access the schedule from your Dashboard!

  • Early next year we will be implementing changes to how administrators create users and will be updating our password policiesCheck out the FAQ for all the details you need on this upcoming enhancement. 

  • We’ve updated and refreshed our upgrade checklists— they're helpful to review prior to an upgrade. Please check out the main article here  >> How do I get started with upgrading my AppDynamics components for any release?. It contains links to the whole series.

  • Have a great product idea? Contribute to the AppDynamics Community Idea Exchange, where you will be able to submit your ideas, and 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.

    Thanks in advance for helping guide the future of our product!


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Resolved Issues

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


  • DB2: Issue with Calls Per Minute metric data (DBMON-7444)


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