These release highlights will guide you through the newest features and capabilities. Notice in the grid below each feature enhancement identifies most interested or impacted users.
|EUM Correlation for Akka HTTP||✓|
|Support for Play 2.6.x||✓|
|IBM WebSphere Enhancements||✓||✓|
|Support for 3.5.0-3 Vert.x Core||✓|
|PHP Support for Transaction Analytics||✓||✓||✓|
|Infrastructure Visibility||Service Installer for Database Visibility on Windows||✓|
|Additional Metrics for MongoDB||✓||✓|
|Enhanced Query Stats Collection with Date and Time Filtering for DB2||✓|
|Use a REST API to Retrieve a List of Monitored Databases||✓|
|CPU, Memory and Query Wait State Information in the Database Live View||✓|
|Network Visibility for Kubernetes||✓||✓||✓|
|Performance Improvements for Network Agents||✓|
|End User Monitoring||Synthetic Monitoring for On-Premises Customers||✓||✓||✓|
|Plot IoT Data by Geographic Area||✓||✓|
|Platform||Removal of Adobe Flash-Based Screens||✓||✓||✓|
|AppDynamics for SAP||Several Additions and Enhancements||✓||✓||✓|
Get the benefit of correlated EUM and Business Transaction visibility with applications built on the Akka framework. Read the full documentation for details on supported Java environments.
The Java Agent now automatically instruments applications built using the the latest version of the Play framework (2.6), with the Akka HTTP server implementation out of the box for both Java and Scala. Read the full documentation for details.
The Java Agent has been certified to support WebSphere Liberty Profile. Additionally, the agent correctly interprets the new format of garbage collection and CPU consumption reporting introduced by IBM in the SR5 release of their Java SDK v8.
The out of the box configuration for instrumenting applications built using the open source Vert.x framework has been enhanced to support the latest Vert.x framework versions (3.5.0 to 3.5.3 inclusive), bringing the easy AppDynamics out of the box experience to customers using this popular reactive application framework. Read the full documentation for details.
Many customers are benefitting from the close correlation between performance data and business outcomes afforded by the AppDynamics Business iQ (“Analytics”) capabilities, such as segmenting transaction performance by customer or identifying stalled orders by customer with Business Journeys. With the 4.5.4 release, customers with PHP applications can enjoy these same benefits previously available only to Java, .NET and Node.js users.
To simplify the installation process, you can now run a script to install the Database Agent as a Windows Service instead of having to launch Database Monitoring via the command line. Read the full documentation for more details. Read the full documentation for details on installing the Database Agent.
We’ve enhanced MongoDB metric collection by introducing four new metrics that will help you dig deeper into Node state changes and Replication performance: Replication_MyState, OplogTimeDiff_in_sec, Oplog_Size, and Oplog_Max_Size. Read the full documentation for information on all MongoDB Server Metrics.
Query stats collection for DB2 is now filtered using the LAST_METRICS_UPDATE column for the last five minutes to reduce monitoring overhead.
The new REST API call can help you gain deeper insight into your Database Servers by providing you a list of all of your monitored Database Servers. Read the full documentation to see the REST API call.
The Database Live View window will now show CPU usage, memory usage, and query wait state information for MSSQL, even if you have disabled Hardware Monitoring. Read the full documentation for details on the Live View.
We recently wrapped up one of our BETA programs with the successful launch of Network Visibility for Kubernetes. This new capability adds an important new tool to your application monitoring arsenal, allowing you to isolate and troubleshoot network-related performance issues faster. Read the full documentation or watch our recorded technical session.
The Network Agent can now support up to 50 Application containers running on the same node as that of the Network Agent.
The first offering of Synthetic Monitoring is now available for our on-premises customers. This release of the synthetic server, together with the latest update of the synthetic private agent, enables on-premises customers to monitor the availability and stability of their internal website and applications. Read the full documentation for details.
You can now review geolocation data to your IoT Dashboard to get a better understanding and deeper insight into the performance of your devices by geographic area. Build custom widgets to visualize the data in a representation works best for your organization. Read the full documentation on monitoring IoT application.
Removal of Adobe flash-based screens continues to be a priority within the product. We are releasing three converted screens (listed below) as part of v4.5.4 and expect to convert many more in the next few releases.
The following enhancements were added in v.4.4.1811:
For complete details, see the AppDynamics for SAP Release Notes.
We’re currently running several BETA programs and we’re looking for new participants:
As part of 4.5.4, we addressed multiple product issues in order to create an improved customer experience. Below is a list of key issues that were resolved:
Comprehensive lists of resolved issues organized by product area are now available in 4.5.x Release Notes.
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