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Feature Enhancements

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In February, we released the v4.5.17 Controller (actual date January 29). Below are key product enhancements and agent updates. We also resolved a series of issues associated with the previous release.

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


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


Admin and Implementer


AIOps Platform

Windows Support for Synthetic Private Agent (Windows 2016 & 10)

Cloud Native

IBM Integration Bus Agent for Linux



Improved .NET APM to Database Coverage

Ease of Use

Image widget and widget specific time ranges in Dash Studio


AIOps Platform

Synthetic Private Agent now supports Windows Server 2016 (Synthetic Agent v20.2+) and Windows Server 2012 64-bit or 2012 R2 64-bit operating systems. More information on Synthetic Private Agent requirements can be found in the documentation portal.


Cloud Native / DevOps

We launched an IBM Integration Bus (IIB) Agent for Linux. Given that IIB is an IBM technology, we anticipated demand for, and have planned, support on AIX (IBM's Unix). IIB provides a variety of options for implementing a universal integration foundation based on an enterprise service bus (ESB). This implementation helps to enable connectivity and transformation in heterogeneous IT environments for businesses of any size, in any industry and covering a range of platforms.


We have also implemented broader database coverage for .NET APM agents. Users are now able to instrument exit calls from the .NET agent to the following backends: Oracle, MongoDB, AWS DynamoDB and Azure CosmosDB. This improvement encompasses coverage to the major databases requested by our customers.


Ease of Use

Display an image on dashboards created in Dash Studio using the Image widget. Uploaded files (JPEG, PNG, SVG, and other common formats) are automatically converted to Base64 encoding and stored securely. Image widget is available for SaaS users now and will become available to on-premise customers in 20.4.0 controller release. Plus, you can set specific time ranges for widgets distinct from the global time range of the dashboard to compare data from different time ranges.


Heads up - What else you should know 

To help you more easily understand the length of support, compatibility, and stability, AppDynamics will implement a calendar-based approach to versioning for all downloadable products starting March 2020. The release version format will incorporate the date of release like so: YY. Mo. X (ex: 20.3.0 for the first release in March 2020). For more information, read the FAQ here.


Share your feedback! Participate in a Beta today

We’re currently running  two Beta programs and looking for your feedback:

  • Submit feedback on the Dash Studio Preview through the in-product feedback button or on Community here
  • Sign up for the Experience Journey Map beta available for SaaS customers by completing the registration form.
  • Sign up for the Beta program for our Lambda Python Serverless Tracer using our self service form. There's more information on our Serverless APM for AWS Lambda page. The tracer's language matches your AWS function code's implementation.


Resolved Issues

The following list notes key issues that were resolved this month: 



  • ZDT Controller restarts trigger re-transformation (AMCSEV-145)
  • Cannot remove Business transactions from Transaction Analytics UI (ANALYTICS-12183)
  • Customer time range selection is incorrect (APMLAT-13154)
  • Add secondary job no longer fails when job mounted has a wider name (ECONSOLE-5828)
  • ID column in SIM table changed from int type to BigInt type (SERVER-78345)


Database Visibility

  • paid99 - Requests for Object browser ("Error Log") , Queries (Execution plan -> view cached plan) in UI results in error "agent did not respond within 70 seconds" for few of MsSQL Collectors (DBMON-5124)



  • Deadlock Risk from Asynchronous logging during Bytecode transformation (JAVA-6524)


.NET Agent

  • BadImageFormat exception crashes application (DOTNET-3700)



Object Instance Tracking (OIT) for nodejs libagent not working (DLNATIVE-2512)


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