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Product Update, March 2021

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Table of Contents


 

Overview

In March, we had no Controller and Enterprise Console release but did have 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 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. 

 

Category
Enhancement 
User and Performance Analyst
Admin and Implementer
Developer
AIOps Platform
Cisco Secure Application
   
Agent Updates
Java Agent

 
Cluster Agent

 
.NET  Agent

 
C/C++ SDK

System Administration Updates
Updated user creations and password policies  
 

 

AIOps Platform

  • AppDynamics with Cisco Secure ApplicationProtect your business-critical applications at runtime by using AppDynamics with Cisco Secure Application. Built-in collaboration with Cisco Security, Secure Application drastically simplifies vulnerability management and protects against attacks and threats in real-time. Cisco Secure Application correlates performance and security data to enable App and Security teams to minimize risk and maintain peak performance.

    Cisco Secure Application is generally available globally. Learn more about Cisco Secure Application in the Application Security Monitoring documentation.
    (Released March 30, 2021)

 

Agent Updates

  • Java Agent: We've added entry and exit support for Micronaut 2.0 and entry support for WSO2 API Microgateway.  See the Java Supported Environments documentation(Released March 23, 2021)

  • Cluster Agent: Now included support for infrastructure visibility, for more information see the Install Infrastructure Visibility with the Cluster Agent Operator documentation.  (Released March 26, 2021)

  • .NET: Supports async exit calls over HTTP to WCF services for .NET Agents for Windows running on versions of .NET core 3.1 or higher.  Additionally, the .NET Agent has new instrumentation options for ASP.NET Core. (Released March 29, 2021)

  • C/C++ SDK: You can enable SSL access to the Analytics Agent and can enable EUM to force a snapshot that contains callgraphs for any given business transaction. Learn more in the C/C++ SDK documentation(Released March 31, 2021)

 

System Administration Updates

  • We released an enhancement that improves how administrators create users, as well as updates to our password policies. These changes are meant to improve security while laying the groundwork for new capabilities that will be rolled out in the near future. Check out the Changes to User Creation and Password Policy FAQ for details.  (Staged release started February 22, 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 

  • On March 30th at Cisco Live, we announced ThousandEyes Internet and Cloud Intelligence in AppDynamics Dash Studio. This native integration of network and internet performance metrics from ThousandEyes into AppDynamics Dash Studio, our next-generation dashboarding experience, enables IT teams to:
      • Visualize end user, application, hybrid cloud and internet performance data in one place
      • Cross-launch ThousandEyes seamlessly with a single click and gain deeper insights
      • Promote collaboration between AppOps and NetOps teams to improve efficiency


ThousandEyes Intelligence in AppDynamics Dash Studio will be generally available in April 2021. Learn more about the integration
here.

 

  • Premium University and 12-User Education Subscribers: we’ve got a new instructor-led course for you! Are you looking to gain hands-on experience implementing, validating, and troubleshooting custom correlation?  Check out the full course description and enroll in an upcoming session for Pro Series: Custom Correlations today.

  • We invite you to our Share a tip space, where the AppD community can exchange peer-to-peer advice. Find those small adjustments that make a big difference, and add your own insights too. 

  • We’ve updated and refreshed our upgrade checklists— a helpful review prior to an upgrade. Please check out the main article, 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. You'll be able to submit your ideas, as well as 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. We hope to see you there, adding your stamp to our next steps.

 

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Resolved Issues

The following key issue was resolved this month. To see a complete listing of this month's resolved issues, see Resolved and Known Issues heading on the Release Notes page.

 

  • Updated appdynamics-lambda-trace package dependencies. (SRVLESS-1537)

 

Get Started

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

 

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(Agents, Enterprise Console, Controller (on-prem), 
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^Added a link to Application Security Monitoring documentation to the article above, under AIOps Platform.

- Claudia