June 29th 2015
The new Dynatrace Application Monitoring and User Experience Management breaks down barriers between business and IT.
This release makes real-time digital performance information visible, clear and actionable for every stakeholder in your business.
Jump on board now and check-out the video Introducing Dynatrace 6.2 for a kick-start!
Visit the Get Started section of Dynatrace Docs to quickly get up to speed with Dynatrace.
No matter your role or use case, the 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? You can 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.
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'd like to see us present.
Ask all of your pressing 6.2 questions in the App Mon & UEM Open Q&A where more than 100k experts wait to share their knowledge .
Read our about:performance blog where customers and our Center of Excellence team provide insights into all things APM. For example, take a look at Java Performance Impact by Dynamic Class Loading by Andreas Grabner (in cooperation with A. Alam from Infosys), or Key Metrics to ensure your IBM WebSphere Commerce investment delivers: Part I by Asad Ali. 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:
- New Weblogic Monitoring Plugin - Todd Ellis contributed this plugin which makes collecting and storing Weblogic data easy.
- New JVM Monitoring Plugin - Todd Ellis contributed this plugin which allows you to dynamically gather JMX metrics from MBeans.
- New OpenStack Monitoring Plugin - Eugene Turetsky contributed this plugin which gathers performance statistics provided by the Ceilometer and Nova services from the OpenStack virtual cloud VMs.
- Dynatrace Plugin for Atlassian Bamboo - Jan Swaelens contributed this plugin which allows you to display test automation data from Dynatrace in your build.
- New Liferay Portal FastPack - Brian Wilson contributed this FastPack which provides a preconfigured Dynatrace profile custom tailored to Liferay Portal environments
Less Editions. Simplified Licensing.
Starting with Dynatrace 6.2 we are reducing the number of commercial editions. A production and pre-production edition is available and that's all you need. The test center edition will be renamed to pre-production and the development team edition will be removed (6.0+ licenses for the development team edition will still work in 6.2).
6.1 and earlier
|6.3 and later|
|Development Team Edition||1||2|
1 ) Development Team Edition license for 6 or 6.1 will still work
2 ) Development Team Edition will not be supported any more (contact your sales representative for conversion to other editions)
Dynatrace 6.2 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 6.2 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 using a Licensing Request Ticket.
This release contains a number of quality improvements, including the following issues that have been resolved:
Under certain conditions PostgreSQL database wasn't recognized correctly.
In rare cases custom JMX measures caused Tomcat 8 to crash.
- In WebSphere MQ environments it was possible that the Dynatrace server skipped PurePaths.
- UEM auto instrumentation didn't work correctly on some kiosk application.
- Java 8 application didn't start with Dynatrace agent, when JDBC sensor pack was enabled.
- In special cases custom PMI measures didn't provide values.
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. Please refer to our Knowledge Base for other workarounds and tips.
- In rare cases the collector dialog in server settings shows wrong status (orange instead of green).
- On JBoss AS EAP 6 not all JMX measures are available.
- Under certain conditions wrong unit is shown in the incidents detail dialog (ms instead num ).
- System profiles from Dynatrace versions 4.2 and earlier must be migrated to version 5.6 before they can be upgraded to Dynatrace version 6.2.
- 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).
- Java 8: IllegalAccessError when private static methods are passed as method references (please contact support if you experience this issue)
Introducing a new support policy
A new and predictable End of Life policy was introduced with version 6.2 to better facilitate planning for updates and migrations.
End of Life dates are now announced together with release dates. New versions are fully supported for at least 18 months and support for critical production issues is provided for an additional 6 months (premium support required). This policy applies to Dynatrace AppMon & UEM 6.2+. Previous versions remain on the former policy!
Support level and End of Life overview 6.2 and higher
|2018 October (7.2)||October 8, 2018||April 30, 2020||October 31, 2020|
|2018 April (7.1)||April 3, 2018||October 31, 2019||April 30, 2020|
|2017 May (7)||May 31, 2017||November 30th, 2018|
Jun 1st, 2019
|6.5||September 26, 2016||June 30, 2018||September 30, 2018|
|6.3||February 29, 2016||August 31, 2017||February 28, 2018|
|6.2||June 29, 2015||December 31, 2016||June 30, 2017|
*) Premium support required (severe production problems of monitored applications only)
Support level and End of Life overview 6.1 and lower
End of Life
|6.1||December 9, 2014||February 28, 2017|
|6||July 17, 2014||October 31, 2015|
|5.6||January 15, 2014||June 1, 2017|
|5.5 and earlier|
Announcement of Platform Support Changes
The Dynatrace 6.2 release discontinues support for the following platforms and components:
- 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
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 4
- Web Service Stacks IBM WebSphere 5.1 & 6
With the next Dynatrace 6.x release, support for the following platforms will be discontinued:
- Dynatrace Development Team Edition (please contact your sales representative for conversion options)
- Windows Server 2003 (EoL by Microsoft July 14, 2015)
- Suse Linux Enterprise Server 8/9 (EoL by Suse)
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.5 (EoL by RedHat Nov 30, 2015)
- WebSphere Application Server 6.1 (EoL by IBM Sep 30, 2013)
- Legacy REST interfaces for test automation (for details, see Deprecated Interfaces)
- PHP 64bit on Windows (runtime is only available in an "experimental" release: http://windows.php.net/download/#x64)
- Thread safe PHP runtimes (not considered stable by the PHP team: http://php.net/manual/en/faq.installation.php#faq.installation.apache2)
- IBM CICS Transaction Gateway 7.2 (EoL by IBM Sep 30, 2013)
- IBM WebSphere Message Broker and Integration Bus 32bit
- IBM zLinux SLES 9
- Oracle Database 9i/10g (EoL by Oracle Jul 2013)
- Oracle WebLogic 9.x (EoL by Oracle Nov 2013)
- Apache Hadoop and HBase
With the Q3 2016 release of Dynatrace, support for the following platforms will be discontinued:
- Java Virtual Machine 1.4.2 (all vendors)
- Java Virtual Machine 5 (all vendors)
Dynatrace Browser Agents for Firefox and Internet Explorer
- Dynatrace Client 32bit
- Dynatrace Server 32bit
- HP-UX IA64
- Dynatrace Bootstrap agents < version 6