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In January, we released version 22.1 which contains key product enhancements and agent updates, along with Enterprise Console fixes.

In response to the Apache Log4j vulnerability, several additional agents were updated. We also resolved issues associated with the previous release.


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What release 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. 


USER and
Synthetic Browser Monitoring



Apache log4j libraries upgraded to v2.17.1

Image security for third-party libraries

Insfrastructure visibility installation
Support for procps 3.3.x

Snapshot collections for stack trace sampling

Support for mscorlib custom bootstrapped functions

ASGI-based FastAPI framework

Synthetic API Monitoring

Users can export Dashboards  from all accounts



Full-stack Observability

Synthetic Browser Monitoring

  • Values of the Advanced Options fields of Configure Availability Rules are interchanged in Synthetic jobs. (v22.1.0, January 31, 2022)


Agent Updates

Apache log4j library upgrades to v2.1.7.1

The following agent libraries have log4j libraries upgraded to version 

(v22.1.0, January 7, 2022)

  • Apache Web Server Agent (January 7, 2022)
  • Java Agent (January 28, 2022)
  • PHP Agent (January 7, 2022)
  • Python Agent (January 7, 2022)

Image security for third-party libraries

This release (v22.1.0) enhances image security for third-party libraries in the Cluster Agent and AppDynamics Operator. (v22.1.0, January 31, 2022)

Infrastructure visibility installation

Changes to the Infrastructure Visibility installation using Helm charts or AppDynamics Operator, include an update to the Linux-based Machine Agent image, removal of the globalAccount property, and introducing the machineAgentWinImage property for the Machine Agent Windows image. (Released January 31, 2022)


Support for procps 3.3.x

Machine Agent on Linux now supports procps 3.3.x for memory metrics. (v22.1.0,  January 28, 2022)


Snapshot collections for stack trace sampling

This release enables snapshot collections when stack trace sampling fails.  (v22.1.1 Released January 28, 2022)

Support for mscorlib custom bootstrapped functions

Additionally, mscorlib custom bootstrapped functions in Linux Profiler are now supported as well as the Unicode file format in the Linux Agent configuration file. There are also a number of logging improvements. (v22.1.0, January 20, 2022)


FastAPI framework

This release includes support for the ASGI-based FastAPI framework (v0.72.0 - v0.73.0). (v22.1.1, January 27, 2022)


Synthetic API Monitoring

Synthetic API Monitoring delivers proactive monitoring and advanced troubleshooting of API performance and availability issues, enabling you to reduce MTTI/MTTR and minimize the impact of issues on user experience and business outcomes. To learn more read our documentation. (v21.11.0, Released January 31, 2022)


System Admin Updates

Users can export dashboards from all accounts

In Dash Studio, users can now export dashboards from all accounts if the default dashboard view permissions are enabled. (v22.1.0, January 31, 2022)


NOTE | 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 

  • In the last few months, AppDynamics University released the first in a series of half-day developer courses and a new two-day course designed for customers who want to use AppDynamics to proactively monitor their SAP system.

  • Introducing Short Focused Topics (SFTs), which allow Premium University subscription holders to attend a single-topic, instructor-led training.




    Developers: AppDynamics for release comparison and validation


    Pro Series: Building effective dashboards with AppDynamic


    AppDynamics essentials for SAP

    Other recently added courses include: DEV310 (Developers: AppDynamics for release comparison and validation); PRO 520 (Pro Series: Building effective dashboards with AppDynamics); and SAP210 (AppDynamics essentials for SAP).

    To learn more about these offerings, as well as the AppDynamics Learning Recognition Badge program, go to AppDynamics University and search for the course code.  (January 15, 2021)


  • Read up on those adjustments that make a big difference in our Share a tip space, where AppD Community members can exchange peer-to-peer advice. Be sure to add your own insights too. 

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Resolved Issues

To see a complete listing of this month's resolved issues, see Resolved Issues by Month.


There are a number of resolved issues for the agents, the Controller (on-premises or SaaS), and the on-premises platform in the 21.4.x and 22.1 releases. Please refer to the Controller Resolved Issues documentation for more details. 


For information about the log4j Apache vulnerability,
see the Agent Updates section, above

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PLEASE NOTE: customers are advised to check backward compatibility in the Agent and Controller Compatibility documentation


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