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Product Update, October 2021 (v21.10.0)

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We did not have a Controller or Enterprise Console release in September. However, the month included several 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
Dash Studio updates
 
AGENT UPDATES
.NET Agent
 
Python Agent
 
Cluster Agent
 
SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION UPDATES
User creation and password policies updated
   

 

Full-stack Observability

  • The latest update to Dash Studio includes options to “Reverse Trend Color” and “Compare Value Only” — helping you better customize the way you compare time ranges. You can also now align your widget properties horizontally. 

 

Agent Updates

  • .NET AgentWeakReference are now utilized in the dynamic reflector library along with improvements to resource usage for Task related interceptors, paving the way for better utilization and efficiency. Additionally, the instrumentation for AzureServiceBus on Linux is now in parity with Windows. (October 15, 2021)

  • Python Agent | Transaction Analytics is now supported with the Python Agent so you are able to send analytic data, such as business transactions, exit calls, data collectors, etc. to the controller to identify anomalies based on historical trends. (October 27, 2021)


  • Cluster Agent | Volumes required to mount can now be listed using InfraViz by adding an overrideVolumeMounts parameter. (October 28, 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 

  • NEW!AppDynamics and Microsoft continue deepening their relationship and we are pleased to announce our latest partnership development. As a result, customers who deploy on Azure Spring Cloud can now observe what matters across all their services and workloads, and without any code changes necessary!

  • On October 18, 2021, we implemented synthetics monitoring behavioral changes for Internet Explorer (IE) 11 and Firefox, and began deprecating support for Chrome versions 64 and 83 browsers. This change is part of an effort to bring our synthetics monitoring to a single browser architecture, allowing us to innovate faster and provide more value-added capabilities to better support our customer needs. Read our knowledge base article for more information, including instructions and support resources to avoid any disruption to your services.

  • 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)

  • 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.

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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.

  • (Analytics Agents) Fixed ad.process.name startup error (ANALYTICS-13689)

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