December 9th 2014
The Dynatrace team is proud to bring you Dynatrace Application Monitoring and User Experience Management 6.1.
No matter your role or use case, the new Get Started section has you covered:
- New to Dynatrace? See the Get Started Task Overview.
- Advanced user with specific use cases? Quick Links offer guidance for specific roles and use cases: Developers, testers, business, operations, continuous delivery, and user experience.
- Free trial user looking for a basic install? See our Free Trial and Evaluation Guide.
- Setting up a complete installation in a live environment? See the new Installation Overview.
- Upgrading from a previous version? See our rebuilt Upgrade and Migration Guide.
Did you know that we host Dynatrace Community Webinars twice a month? Webinars give you the chance to have your questions addressed one-on-one with a Dynatrace Expert. All webinars are recorded and uploaded to our YouTube Channel as well as APM University. If you have topic suggestions for future webinars, send us an email.
Did you know that Dynatrace Community members are active in User Groups, Meetups, Conferences and Performance Clinics? Meet up with us at one of these events, or suggest additional user groups where you would like to see us present. Just send us an email.
Take a look at our about:performance blog where customers and our Center of Excellence team provide insight into all things APM. For example, take a look at Getting more from Browser Agent and Selenium by guest blogger David Snyder, or How to Gain & Keep Internal Acceptance for APM by guest blogger Derek Abing. Have your own stories you'd like to share with a larger audience? Send us an email and we'll help spread the good news.
Extend Dynatrace with Plugins and Fastpacks provided by the Dynatrace Community. Check out the list of recently added and updated plugins:
DB Query Plugin - Now supports PostgreSQL and allows you to query any type of data that uses PostgreSQL as a measure.
HPOO Action Plugin - Brian Perrault contributed this integration plugin that offers HP Operations Orchestration.
Windows Event Log Monitor Plugin - Derek Abing contributed this plugin to track specific Windows event log messages.
Citrix NetScaler Monitor Plugin - Roman Spitzbart contributed this plugin that leverages the NetScaler NITRO API to monitor key Citrix metrics.
Dynatrace 6.1 licensing is compatible with Dynatrace 6.0 licenses, so you don't need to upgrade your license unless you are migrating from an earlier Dynatrace version (5.6 or earlier). You can upgrade an existing Dynatrace license on your own using our eServices license management portal. For full details, see the license upgrade documentation. If you need help, our Licensing team will gladly support you in upgrading your existing license to a 6.1 license.
Following a license upgrade, ensure that your current license is deactivated. If you're using UEM, ensure that the correct amount of UEM Volume is reissued in the form of UEM vouchers.
Dynatrace for z/OS uses a MIPS based licensing model that runs on Compuware's License Management System (LMS) which is available on our download page. z/OS licenses are not available through eServices; you must request z/OS licenses via email.
This release contains a number of quality improvements, including the following issues that have been resolved:
Changes in Dynatrace frontend server configuration aren't ignored anymore.
In rare cases the iOS mobile agent caused issues when Google Ad SDK 6.9.3 was used.
iOS mobile agent enabled the automatic crash reporting before agent was running.
Dynatrace start center showed a memory warning for the Dynatrace server although everything was fine.
Under certain conditions the Dynatrace server droped PurePaths in Development Team Edition if throughput mode was enabled.
Selective fixpack deployment dialog showed agents from all connected servers, not just the selected one.
- UEM didn't work properly on IE8 and IE9, when CORS was used.
- Dynatrace client could crash on Mac OSX (10.10 yosemite) when opening the file dialog.
- It was possible to set sizing "Large" on a 32bit JVM under Linux.
In rare scenarios the business transaction creation dialog didn't show up.
While the new release of Dynatrace has been tested extensively to ensure that it works with all supported platforms and technologies, certain issues cannot be addressed from the product side. This section provides links to more information regarding such issues. Please refer to our Knowledge Base for other workarounds and tips.
- In rare cases the Geo location custom settings cannot be saved.
- System profiles from Dynatrace versions 4.2 and earlier must be migrated to version 5.6 before they can be upgraded to Dynatrace version 6.1.
- Java 7 does not accept weak certificates by default (i.e., certificates that use weak hashing or signing algorithms, for example MD2 or RSA keys smaller than 1024 bit). This can lead to refused connections (for example, when authenticating to a secure LDAP server).
Dynatrace is committed to providing effective and reliable support for all platforms and technologies listed in our system requirements . This includes early communication with users regarding planned end-of-life for given versions, along with upgrade path guidance. Typically, a product release is supported for about 2 years. This includes the last two minor versions (currently 6.0 & 6.1) and the last minor version of the previous major release (currently 5.6). This ensures that clients can remain on well supported versions of Dynatrace even in cases where upgrades are dependent on significant organizational challenges that take time to plan and execute. If you have any questions regarding end-of-life for a specific version of Dynatrace, speak to our Services team. They can assist you with a smooth and predictable upgrade to a new version.
Support Level Overview
|5.5 and earlier||*|
*) Only for severe production problems; an upgrade may be required
Announcement of Platform Support Changes
The Dynatrace 6.1 release discontinues support for the following platforms and components:
- All Dynatrace components running on Microsoft Windows XP
- iPlanet 7 (due technical blockers, we were forced to discontinue support)
With the next Dynatrace 6.x release, support for the following platforms will be discontinued:
- All components on AIX 5.2/5.3
- Web server agent and .NET on Microsoft IIS 6
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
- Multiple Dynatrace Server instances on one system
With the fall 2016 release of Dynatrace, support for the following platforms will be discontinued:
- Java Virtual Machine 1.4.2 (all vendors)
- Dynatrace Client 32bit
- Dynatrace Server 32bit
- HP-UX IA64