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In September, v23.9 included enhancements to FSO Platform Developer Support, Cloud Native Application ObservabilitySaaS Controller and Agent, and On-premises Platform.

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What new product enhancements are there this month?

This month, there were enhancements to  FSO Platform Developer Support, Cloud Native Application ObservabilitySaaS Controller and Agent, and On-premises Platform. Find the highlights under each heading below.

TIP | Each product category below includes a link to the product's complete Release Notes, where you can find more detail for each enhancement. 

Full-Stack Observability (FSO), Developer Support

NOTE | There is no FSO Platform release for August 2023. For Developer Support enhancements, see the 23.9 FSO Platform Developer Support Release Notes.

Accounts sign-in process

The sign-in process for Cloud Native Application Observability customers has been updated. New customers will sign in through a new URL, while existing customers will continue using the existing URL.

No action is required from users, who will be automatically 
directed to their correct login page. 

 

Anomaly Detection

Anomaly Detection enabled for Kubernetes entities

Anomaly Detection is now enabled for various Kubernetes entity types. This feature allows automatic detection of anomalies and provides options for customization such as linking HTTP request actions, tuning sensitivity levels, and testing anomaly detection in different environments. 

App Root Cause Analysis using Anomaly Detection

You can now view Pod readiness and liveness probe information can on the Properties panel of Pods, Workloads, Clusters, and Namespaces.

 

Cloud service expansions

We’ve extended  now extend monitoring support for the following cloud services: 

  • Amazon SNS  
  • AWS KDA Flink application support  
  • AWS Glue  
  • GCP Cloud Run 
  • GCP Cloud SQL 
  • GCP Load Balancers 

 

Differentiate between Lambda and APM domains

Now, you can differentiate between Lambda and APM domains, filter by Lambda entities, and view Lambda details in the unified service detail view and via the Properties panel. 

 

Grafana plugin

The new version of the Grafana plugin includes the Include All toggle option.

 

Infrastructure Collector

The Cisco AppDynamics Infrastructure Collector now supports monitoring of Amazon ECS tasks and containers.

 

New artifacts

New versions of various AppDynamics artifacts have been released, including:  

  • OTel Docker images 
  • Cluster Collector Docker images 
  • Infrastructure Collectors Docker images 
  • AppDynamics Operator Docker image 
  • AppDynamics Helm charts

 

Observe page enhancements

Enhancements have been made to entity Observe pages, including alert messages for unknown health rules and the ability to view the Violating Metrics chart for a metric expression associated with a health rule

 

Pattern detection for containers on Logs

Pattern detection is now available for containers on the Logs page, and the Log Pattern tab has been renamed to Patterns.   

 

Specify attribute timestamp format for HTTP requests

When creating an HTTP request action, you can now specify the timestamp format for certain attributes.   

 

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Cloud Native Application Observability* enhancement highlights

NOTE | See the Cloud Native Application Observability Release Notes page for the complete v23.9 enhancement details—released September 27, 2023. 

NOTE | As of 11/27/2023, now *Cisco Cloud Observability 

Accounts sign-in process 

The sign-in process for Cloud Native Application Observability customers has been updated. New customers will sign in through a new URL, while existing customers will continue using the existing URL.

No action is required from users, who will be directed automatically to their correct login page.

Anomaly Detection enabled for Kubernetes entities

Anomaly Detection is now enabled for various Kubernetes entity types. This feature allows automatic detection of anomalies and provides options for customization such as linking HTTP request actions, tuning sensitivity level, and testing anomaly detection in different environments.

Cloud Services Expansion  

We now support monitoring the following cloud services  

  • Amazon SNS  
  • AWS KDA Flink application support  
  • AWS Glue  
  • GCP Cloud Run 
  • GCP Cloud SQL 
  • GCP Load Balancers  

Amazon ECS for Infrastructure Collector

The Cisco AppDynamics Infrastructure Collector now supports monitoring of Amazon ECS tasks and containers.

Grafana plugin 

The 23.9 version of the Grafana plugin includes the Include All option toggle.

App Root Cause Analysis using Anomaly Detection

You can now view Pod readiness and liveness probe information can on the Properties panel of Pods, Workloads, Clusters, and Namespaces.

New artifacts

New versions of various AppDynamics artifacts have been released, including:

  • OTel Docker images
  • Cluster Collector Docker images
  • Infrastructure Collectors Docker images
  • AppDynamics Operator Docker image
  • AppDynamics Helm charts

Observe page enhancements

Enhancements have been made to entity Observe pages, including alert messages for unknown health rules and the ability to view the Violating Metrics chart for a metric expression associated with a health rule.

Specify attribute timestamp format for HTTP requests


When creating an HTTP request action, you can now specify the timestamp format for certain attributes. 

Differentiate between Lambda and APM domains


Now, you can differentiate between Lambda and APM domains, filter by Lambda entities, and view Lambda details in the unified service detail view and via the Properties panel.
 

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Agent enhancement highlights

NOTESee the AppDynamics v23.9 APM Platform (SaaS) Release Notes for the complete September 2023 enhancement details. 

Analytics Agent 

GA 23.9 
September 15, 2023
 

This release replaces the deprecated javax.el 3.0.0 library with jakarta.el 3.0.4.

 

Cluster Agent 

GA 23.9 
September 26, 2023
 

The enhancements in this release include: 

Flutter Agent 

GA 23.9
September 11, 2023
 

Flutter Agent is now compatible with Dio 5.1.0.

IBM Integration Bus Agent 

GA 23.9 
September 27, 2023
 

  • With this release, Java Agent includes support for query statement on Couchbase database exit calls details. 
     
  • There is now a new option, View Detection Rule in Business Transaction > Actions. Click this option to view the custom detection rule associated with a business transaction. See View Business Transactions in the documentation. 

Private Synthetic Agent 

GA 23.9 
September 28, 2023
 

This release supports Private Synthetic Agent deployment in Red Hat OpenShift. See Set up PSA in Red Hat OpenShift in the documentation.

.NET Agent 

GA 23.9 
September 29, 2023
 

This release includes JIT instrumentation on Azure App Service with the coordinator. 

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SaaS Controller enhancement highlights

NOTES | See the AppDynamics v23.9 APM Platform SaaS Controller Release Notes page for the complete September 2023 enhancements. 

Alert and Respond

GA 23.9
September 29, 2023

When creating or editing an email action without a template, you can now add details including the name of the email action, preferred time zone, and the To, Cc, and Bcc recipients list.

 

Cisco Secure Application

GA 23.9
September 29, 2023

Cisco Secure Application now includes support for email-based alerts.

 

Cluster Monitoring

GA 23.9
September 29, 2023

When monitoring failed pods, you can now hide historic pod details in the new Historical Pods section. Find it under Pods > Filters in the Cluster Details view.

 

View Detection Rule option

GA 23.9
September 29, 2023

View the custom detection rule associated with a business transaction with the View Option Rule option, found in Business Transaction > Actions.

 

End User Monitoring

GA 23.9
September 29, 2023 

The End User Monitoring update upgrades EUM to Java 17 to ensure that Java supported services remain secure and efficient.

 

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Where can I find additional information about product enhancements? 

In Documentation, each product category has a Release Notes page where enhancements are described in detail on an ongoing basis. Links to the most recent versions are: 

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Resolved issues

DID YOU KNOW? You can find ongoing lists of Resolved Issues on each Release Notes page by version. Sort the list on each page by headings, including key, product, severity, or affected version(s). Find Resolved Issues by Product here: 
Cisco Full Stack Observability (FSO) Release Notes 
Cloud Native Application Observability Release Notes 
• 
AppDynamics APM Platform, Resolved Issues for Agents and SaaS Controller 
On-premises AppDynamics APM Platform 
• 
Release Notes for Accounts and Licensing 
• 
AppDynamics SAP Agent Release Notes

Advisories and Notifications

Upcoming End of Support for Cluster Collectors <23.10 and
required upgrade for continued Kubernetes ...
  

Cluster Collectors <23.10 are deprecated with support ending January 30, 2024. After this date, monitoring Kubernetes entities via the relationship pane will require an upgrade to Cluster Collector version >=23.10. 

 

Essentials

ADVISORY | Customers are advised to check backward compatibility in the Agent and Controller Compatibility documentation.

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