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Product Update, November 2021 (v21.11.0)

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In November, we released the 21.11.0 Controller and Enterprise Console—as well as key product enhancements and agent updates. We also resolved a series of issues associated with the previous release.

 

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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
FULL-STACK OBSERVABILITY
EUM 'Cookie Consent'
 
 
Database Monitoring


 
AGENT UPDATES
 
 
Java Agent


 
.NET Agent
 
SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION UPDATES
User creation and password policies updated
   

 

Full-stack Observability

  • EUM (cookie consent) Enhancements
    Your users are now prompted to acknowledge their consent with base page cookies. This allows AppDynamics to collect the information necessary for correlating user business transaction activity (EUM) with backend performance. See the Cookie Consent Management documentation for more information.
     
  • Database Monitoring Enhancements
    A number of roles, or states of the replica set and sharded cluster, have been added for viewing. These include primary, secondary, startup, recovering, and rollback. View these in the Topology tab for Database Agent 21.9.0 and greater.

    Additionally, the Couchebase collector is enhanced with a Filter by Phase in the Queries page and elapsed time for the phases report in the Activity page.


    Learn more about these Database Monitoring enhancements in the Release Notes.

 

Agent Updates

  • Java Agent | Provides the support to monitor Azure Spring Cloud workloads. Please refer to the Monitor Azure Spring Cloud with Java Agent documentation for more information. (v21.11.0 released November 2, 2021)

 

  • .NET Agent | Now supports .NET 6 RC2, .NET Core metrics, .NET Microservices Agent for Windows, WeakReferences for ASP.NET Core and additional logging to the stack trace sampling code. (v21.11.0 released November 2, 2021) 

 

System Admin Updates

  • We released an enhancement that improves how administrators create users, and also updates 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)

 

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 

  • The AppDynamics University team has launched a new collection of official learning recognition credentials. Distinct from recently released technical certification badges, the Learning Recognition family of badges expands the experience and learning you can promote to include learning progress and achievements. Learn more in AppDynamics Learning Recognition Badges - FAQs, in the AppD University Group Hub.

    For more information, see
    Introducing our new AppDynamics technical certification badges in the AppD University Group Hub. (June 17, 2021)

  • New instructor-led classes have been added to the AppDynamics University catalog!

    COURSE CODE

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    DEV 310

    Developers: AppDynamics for release comparison and validation

    PRO520

    Pro Series: Building effective dashboards with AppDynamics

    SAP210

    AppDynamics essentials for SAP

     

    To learn more about each new offering, go to AppDynamics University and search on the course code.

  • Want to learn about those small adjustments that make a big difference? We invite you to our Share a tip space, where AppD Community members can exchange peer-to-peer advice. Be sure to add your own insights too.

  • Check out the Kudos to you | July - September, 2021 post! In this series, we celebrate member participation in the Community with recaps of the most recent new content, accepted solutions, and the kind of engagement that enhances the Community. (October 11, 2021)

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Share your feedback! Participate in a Beta today

We’re currently running the following Beta program and looking for your feedback:

  • Submit feedback on the Dash Studio through the in-product feedback button, or in Community here.

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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 Issues by Month.

  • An issue experienced in Controller version 21.9, where users were unable to assign specific databases to assigned roles, has been fixed. (DBMON-8319)

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

 

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