May 22 2017 plus September 2018 refresh
The new Agent Commander command-line interface (CLI) enables you to write "capture scripts", facilitating a more automated approach to packet capture, through your scripts and Agent Commander.
Leverage Dynatrace Network Analyzer (DNA) programmability features to align network activity captures with applications you’re monitoring, alternatively use Windows Task Scheduler to save packet captures when needed.
It’s extract-and-go, hassle-free, run-ready without dependencies to slow you down. A new tool for DNA power users.
Lightweight and portable
The new Agent Commander "Portable option", means there's no Agent Commander installation needed. Simply download and run Agent Commander Portable wherever you need it. The mobile agent operation center lets you collect network activity in new environments without setting up the full DNA console.
Up to date and secure
This release of DNA provides support for both DNA console and agents on Windows 10. In addition Browser Data Collection (BDC) can be used in Internet Explorer 11 to shed light on browsing history over secure channels, when a private key for decryption is not available.
Dynatrace Network Analyzer 12.5 Release Highlights
- Multiple security vulnerabilities fixed (OpenSSL engine upgraded to 1.0.2k), see https://www.openssl.org/news/openssl-1.0.2-notes.html
- Upgraded decryption engine (GnuTLS) to 3.4.9
New SCCM deployment option
You can now deploy DNA agents through SCCM to machines connected to a domain.
See the silent installation procedures for help on parameters.
New DNA database utility
DNA now comes with a command-line tool for creating a DNA database.
- If you are happy with the standard database utility, you can continue using it as before.
- If you would like to create DNA databases through a command-line tool, this is the option for you.
The new database utility uses the Microsoft sqlcmd utility (external link) as a backend. This eases automation with regard to DNA database setup and may be especially useful if you create multiple DNA databases.
To use the new DNA database utility:
- Locate the
DatabaseUtility.zipfile in the
DatabaseUtilityfolder of your DNA installation directory.
- Extract the zip file.
DatabaseUtility.exeto display syntax help and examples.
-silent - Run in silent mode.
-mode - create | drop | migrate.
-server - Address of the SQL server.
-installpath - Path to database files directory. Required for create mode.
-user - SQL user. Required if winauth = False.
-password - SQL password. Required if winauth = False.
-winauth - Use Windows authentication. True | False. Default = True.
-dbsamples - Put sample data for mode = create and server = (local). True | False. Default = False.
-dbsize - Set database file size (MB) for empty database.
-dblogsize - Set database log file size (MB) for empty database. Default = 12.
- To create an empty database:
'DatabaseUtility.exe -silent -mode create -database databaseName -installpath databaseDestinationPath -server serverAddress -user SQLUserName -password SQLPassword'
- To create a database with sample data:
'DatabaseUtility.exe -silent -mode create -database databaseName -installpath databaseDestinationPath -server serverAddress -user SQLUserName -password SQLPassword -dbsamples True'
- To delete a database:
'DatabaseUtility.exe -silent -mode drop -database databaseName -server serverAddress -user SQLUserName -password SQLPassword'
- To migrate a database:
'DatabaseUtility.exe -silent -mode migrate -database databaseName -server serverAddress -user SQLUserName -password SQLPassword'
This release contains a number of quality improvements and resolutions to issues that have been reported in previous releases. For the latest information on resolved issues for this release, see Resolved issues.
Be a part of our active APM community!
See the latest discussions about DNA in the forum.
- "Dynatrace Community" rebranded as "Dynatrace Support Center"
- A new look for top-level Support and Community content
- Support and Community unified into dynatrace.com
- Easier navigation through breadcrumbs
- One Community Connect forum for Community-related questions and product ideas
- Search improvements including more search filters and recommended links
- Community recognition awards
- Browser Data Collection (BDC) plugin can now be used in Internet Explorer 11.
- This release introduces support for Windows 10 (DNA console and agents).
For system requirements, see Installing and configuring DNA.