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What's new in June 2023?

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June 2023 marks the general release of Cisco Full Stack Observability and *Cloud Native Application Observability (formerly the product AppDynamics Cloud). Enhancement highlights for these new products are shown in new corresponding section headings, below. 

*Now, Cisco Cloud Observability 11/27/2023

 

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What release highlights should I know about?

What’s new? The following release highlights include the newest features and capabilities for June 2023.

PRODUCT ENHANCEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
NEW FEATURE
MAJOR UPDATE
MINOR UPDATE

Cisco Full Stack Observability (FSO) Platform enhancement highlights

     
FSO Platform      
FSO Exchange      
Cost Insights Module      
Kubernetes Cost and Workload Profiler module      

Cloud Native Application Observability enhancement highlights

     
Alert and Respond      
Service-oriented Investigations      
Cloud Infrastructure and Troubleshooting      
APM with Open Telemetry      
Kubernetes and App Service Monitoring      

Agent enhancement highlights

     
Analytics Agent      
Cluster Agent      
Database Agent      
Java Agent      
Machine Agent      
.NET Agent      

SaaS Controller enhancement highlights

     
Secure Application attack alerts      

AppDynamics On-Premises enhancement highlights

     
Synthetic Server upgrade to Java 17      

Accounts and Licensing enhancement highlights

     
Auditing      

NOTE |The following links show enhancements released in June 2023. On these pages, product enhancements are described in detail on an ongoing basis. 
FSO Platform Release Notes, June 2023
AppDynamics Cloud Native Application Observability Release Notes, June 2023

AppDynamics (CSaaS) Release Notes, June 2023
Accounts and Licensing Release Notes, June 2023

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Cisco Full Stack Observability highlights

FSO Platform

The Cisco Full Stack Observability platform is an extensible software platform hosting an ecosystem of modules and applications. It provides core capabilities for developers to build observability solutions to gain visibility and actionable insights across their technology and business stack. Read more on the FSO Platform documentation page. (GA Initial Release June 28, 2023)  


FSO Exchange

The FSO Platform Exchange allows end-users of the FSO Platform to discover, request, or subscribe to modules and applications. (GA Initial Releas June 28, 2023) 

FSO Modules ClaudiaLandivar_0-1689561732163.png

These two modules built on the Full-Stack Observability (FSO) Platform extend and enhance AppDynamics. They are available through the FSO Platform Exchange (GA v23.6 Released June 28, 2023): 

  • Cost Insights analyzes workloads running in cloud and cloud-native infrastructures and generates detailed cost data for all infrastructure workloads and services 
  • Kubernetes Cost and Workload Profiler analyzes workloads running on a K8s cluster to identify performance and reliability risks, as well as inefficient configurations.

 

Cloud Native Application Observability highlights

Starting from the 23.6 release, AppDynamics Cloud is now Cloud Native Application Observability. For highlights of the many enhancements this month, see Cloud Native Application Observability documentation and the Release Notes for a complete, ongoing, and sortable list of enhancements. 

NOTE | Past announcements and Release Notes will continue to refer to 'AppDynamics Cloud' for historical accuracy.

Alert and Respond

(GA v23.6.0)

You can now use the not equal to (!=) operator expression for monitored entities. See Define Entity Details.

Service-oriented Investigations

(GA v23.6.28)

Autocomplete is now incorporated for all Traces, Spans, and topology fields. Fields that are related to Traces or Spans now display the count value. See Traces or Spans. 

For the Service Instances entity, two new columns display JMX metrics and RPC data is now available. See Service Instances Detail. 

Cloud Infrastructure and Troubleshooting
(GA v23.6.28)
With this release, Cisco AppDynamics supports monitoring Google Cloud Platform services and AWS API Gateway. See Connect to Google Cloud Platform, GCP Compute Engine InstanceAWS API Gateway 


APM with Open Telemetry

See the following options for configuring the Cisco AppDynamics OpenTelemetry Collector:

Two new configuration options, annotations and labels, have been added to the Cisco AppDynamics Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector. You can use these configuration options to add or override annotations and labels. See Cisco AppDynamics Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector Settings.

Kubernetes and App Service Monitoring A number of new artifact versions are included in v23.6.0, including OTel Docker images for Linux and Windows, Cluster and Infrastructure Collectors Docker image, AppDynamics Collectors (as well as Operator) Helm chart, and DB Collector Docker image.

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Agent enhancement highlights

NOTE |See the full 23.6 Agent Enhancements for a complete, searchable and sortable list of Agent enhancements 

Analytics Agent

The org.apache.bcel (to 6.7.0) and com.fasterxml.jackson.core (to 2/15/0) libraries have been updated. (GA v23.6.0 Released June 21, 2023) 

Apache Web Server Agent

Now with support for Alpine Linux 3.17.0. See Supported Apache Web Servers (GA v23.6.3 Released June 14, 2023) 

Cluster Agent

With this release, you can configure node name for a specific tier under the Instrumentation rules configuration. DOCUMENTATION: Auto-Instrumentation Configuration. (GA v23.6.0 Released June 26, 2023)

Cluster Agent and AppDynamics Operator has been upgraded to Go language 1.20.4. The Cluster Agent Helm chart is updated to version 1.14.0. (GA v23.6.0 Released June 27, 2023)

Database Agent

This release supports the Azure Active Directory password-based authentication method to monitor the following databases Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL managed instance, and PostgresSQL. (GA v23.6.0 Released June 28, 2023)
DOCUMENTATION: Configure Microsoft SQL Server Collectors and Configure PostgreSQL Collectors 

Java Agent

This release includes support for Red Hat OpenJDK 17.
DOCUMENTATION: JVM Support. (GA v23.6.0 Released June 21, 2023) 

Machine Agent

In addition to Azul JRE 17 support for Linux and Windows, this release includes upgrades to a number of third-party components, including aws-java-sdk-core, jackson-core, jetty-client, jetty-proxy, and oshi-core.
DOCUMENTATION: JVM Support. (GA v23.6.0 Released June 26, 2023) 

.NET Agent

This release includes a number of enhancements, including:  

  • The disable-dynamic-services node property to disable dynamic services during agent startup. 
  • Support for object instance tracking on Windows .NET (Core).
    DOCUMENTATION  Object Instance Tracking for .NET. 
  • Support for Control Group v2 container ID detection. 
  • Improvement in the Secure Application heartbeat interval computation. This provides a more granular resolution in seconds instead of minutes. 
  • Code optimizations and improvements. 

(GA v23.6.0 Released June 30, 2023) 

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SaaS Controller enhancement highlights

NOTE | See the full 23.6 SaaS Controller Enhancements for a complete, searchable, and sortable list of Agent enhancements

Cisco Secure Application

This release includes security attack alerts. 
DOCUMENTATION  Alerts Using Cisco Secure Application 
(GA v23.6 Released June 28, 2023)

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AppDynamics On-premises enhancement highlights

NOTESee the full On-premises and AMP Platform Release Announcements for a complete, ongoing, and sortable list of enhancements

Synthetic Server

The Java version was upgraded to version 17. See Synthetic Server Requirements. (GA v23.6 Released June 30, 2023)

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Accounts and Licensing enhancement highlights

NOTESee the full Accounts and Licensing Release Notes page for a complete, ongoing, and sortable list of enhancements

Auditing

Tenant Administrators can use auditing to monitor and review user actions. Among other use cases: identify security risks, adhere to compliance standards, gain behavior insights, and troubleshoot issues. See Auditing for more, including a list of common use cases, requirements, and limitations. (GA v23.6 Released June 26, 2023)

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SaaS Controller enhancement highlights

NOTE | See the full 23.6 SaaS Controller Enhancements for a complete, searchable, and sortable list of Agent enhancements

Cisco Secure Application

This release includes security attack alerts. 
DOCUMENTATION  Alerts Using Cisco Secure Application 
(GA v23.6 Released June 28, 2023)

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What else should you know?

AppDynamics Documentation changes

End-user documentation is now part of Cloud Native Application Observability. You can discover and subscribe to Cloud Native Application Observability Modules and applications on the FSO Platform Exchange. Cost Insights, Application Resource Optimizer, and Kubernetes Cost and Workload Profiler .

 

Webinar | Cloud Native Application Observability

Register for our upcoming Cloud Native Application Observability webinar. On July 26 (AMER) and July 27 (EMEA and APAJ). 

 

University News, June 2023 

NOTE | For complete information about Cisco AppDynamics education offerings this month, see Education Product Updates, June 2023
 

Instructor-led course 'Introduction to Cloud Native Application Observability’ now available! 

New Premium* University instructor-led course, CLD101, provides a high-level, comprehensive understanding of the platform's features and functionalities. Learn how to effectively monitor and optimize your cloud infrastructure. 

Self-paced courses to note

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Premium self-paced courses 

NOTE Premium Self-Paced courses require a Premium University subscription.  
Visit our site for more information on subscription types.  

Register for new courses here. 

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Resolved issues

See the complete lists of resolved Issues in the Release Notes.
FSO Platform Release Notes, June 2023
AppDynamics Cloud Native Application Observability Release Notes, June 2023

AppDynamics (CSaaS) Release Notes, June 2023
Accounts and Licensing Release Notes, June 2023

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Essentials

PLANNING AN UPGRADE? | Please check backward compatibility in the Agent and Controller Compatibility documentation as part of your upgrade planning process

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(Agents, Enterprise Console, Controller (on-prem), Events Service, EUM Components)

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Open Source Extensions

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