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Product Update, January 2021

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Table of Contents


 

Overview

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


 

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.

Category
Enhancement 
User and Performance Analyst
Admin and Implementer
Developer
AIOps
Health Status
 
Agent Updates
Java Agent Self Telemetry (SaaS, On premises)  
Machine Agent
 
Java Agent

 
.NET Agent

 
System Administration Updates
Access to Download from Account Page  
 

 

AIOps

We have made several enhancements to our Cloud Native Visualizations. (Released January 18, 2021)

 

Note: These Cloud Native Vizualization capabilities are currently only available to those customers participating in our early access program.

 

The enhancements include: 

  • Health status of monitored components are now automatically computed and displayed in many screens.
    Health Status on new Relationship MapHealth Status on new Relationship Map

     
  • New revamped health rules and anomalies unified configuration UIs. Users can define custom health rules on any entity with a 4-step wizard. Also available via APIs for automation. New Health Rule unified configuration UINew Health Rule unified configuration UI

 

Agent Updates

  • The new Java Agent Self Telemetry for Saas and OnPrem collects info on agent footprint and behavior to guide tuning environments. (Released January 18, 2021)

  • Our updated Machine Agent and Server Visibility for Linux bundles have been updated to Java 11 Azul JRE. See the system requirements to take advantage of this new capability. (Released January 22, 2021)
  • To provide extended coverage in your Java environments, our updated Java Agent now supports OOTB Detection for MariaDB, Tomcat 10. Ktor and Netty frameworks. For details please see our Java Support Environments documentation. 

    This release also adds exit support for Couchbase database. For more information, see Java Backend Detection(Released January 28, 2021)

  • Our .NET Agent Windows Agents now support End User Monitoring (EUM) for ASP.NET Core Web applications. Additionally, Redis instrumentation is now supported on both .NET Full Framework and Core Framework on Windows. (Released January 29, 2021)

 

System Administration Updates

  • As of January 2021, the download.appdynamics.com URL redirects to your Accounts page at accounts.appdynamics.com/downloads. By moving Downloads to Accounts, users will have a personalized, centralized experience. Read the FAQ here to learn more. (Released January 27, 2021)

 

To view all technical documentation associated with this month’s releases, please 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 this year, we will be upgrading how administrators create users, also updating our password policies accordingly. These changes are meant to improve security while laying the groundwork for new capabilities that will be rolled out in the near future.

    A staged rollout of these planned capabilities is slated to begin with Controller v21.2, with completion anticipated in the Spring 2021 timeframe.

    Check out the Changes to User Creation and Password Policy FAQ for the details about this upcoming enhancement. 

  • We’ve updated and refreshed our upgrade checklists— a helpful 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 key issues that were resolved this month. To see a complete listing of this month's resolved issues, see Resolved Issues by Month.

 

  • EC Installer copies mysql 5.5 binaries to null in 4.5.17+ versions (ECONSOLE-6344)
  • Controller diagnosis job fails with the current implementation for Windows after v20.10+
    (ECONSOLE-6368)
  • [21.1.0] [Master] NodeJS does not receive Analytics HTTP config (ANALYTICS-13090)
  • Health rule status precedence has been fixed (METADATA-9483)
  • Reports with custom time ranges getting delivered with login page (master) (REPORTS-811)
 

Get Started

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

 

Download Essential Components (Agents, Enterprise Console, Controller (on-prem), 

Events Service, EUM Components)

Download Additional Components (SDKs, Plugins, etc.)

How do I get started upgrading my AppDynamics components for any release?

Product Announcements, Alerts, and Hot Fixes

Extensions

AppDynamics is switching to calendar versioning, Why?

License Entitlements and Restrictions

 

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Typo here:

 

As of January 2021, the downloads.appdynamics.com URL redirects to...

 

should be download.appdynamics.com

@David.Oslander thank you for catching that error in the URL! I've updated the article.

 

As you noted above, it now reads correctly as "As of January 2021, the download.appdynamics.com URL redirects to..." 

 

Regards,

Claudia Landivar

Community Manager & Knowledge Base Editor