05 May 2023 06:20 AM - last edited on 25 May 2023 06:47 AM by MaciejNeumann
Dear Community, I'm interested in your feedback as well. The moment latest Dynatrace was released to our tenant I got calls of uncertain excitement from my users. I told them it was safe to turn it on and it's simple to toggle back and forth incase things don't work out. This is an early release so look around, let me know how it goes, but improvements are coming.
I received some positive comments regarding the new look and feel. A complaint of the way legacy pages were not converted yet, making for a SolarWinds APM like inconsistent UI feel.
Within 60 minutes though I started getting emails and Teams messages complaining of how difficult it was to access their metrics with the new dashboards and notebooks. "It looks pretty, but I spent 2 hours unsuccessfully trying to recreate charts I already have in my classic dashboards", "It's too difficult to find metrics in the new structure", "There are not enough examples to guide us", "There should be an in place linter to help fix queries", "Where is the Data Explorer for Grails?", "I am finding it difficult to access my metrics with this code. Where is the visual graph building like Data Explorer".
I've instructed them that it's nice that we are able to experience latest Dynatrace so early, we'll send the feedback to Dynatrace, and lets hope improvements arrive soon.
I would though like to hear how other Community Members are doing. Maybe those Early Adopters could tell us they had similar initial reactions but it got better.
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One of the first problems I noticed was with basic functionality. There is no way that I can find with the new interface to switch between environments.
Links to the community from the new interface result in an error.
It took me a bit to find it but its hidden behind the profile icon on the bottom left of the page.
its that "latest dynatrace" toggle.
07 May 2023 09:19 AM - last edited on 25 May 2023 06:49 AM by MaciejNeumann
Sorry I should have been more clear. I did find how to turn off the latest Dynatrace interface. In the new interface there is no way to switch between multiple Dynatrace tenants. Either need to bookmark the urls or switch to the old interface to find all of our tenants.
Hi Mike! The "environment switcher" is planned to be available in the third calendar quarter. Our current concept includes indicating the current environment in the user menu, filtering for all environments users have access to, favoriting of environments to have them show up on top and allowing to switch environments quickly through the search (e.g. CMD/CTRL+K > search for environment > ENTER to open environment)
Thanks -- this makes sense and I'm glad that it is planned, but it does seem like this is a blocker for some of my organization to easily use the new interface and switch between environments. Will Dynatrace hold off on making this the default interface until this change is made?
Did not find a way to switch between environments
07 May 2023 08:31 AM - last edited on 25 May 2023 06:47 AM by MaciejNeumann
Amm, yep not straightforward to get use to this latest Dynatrace look and feel 🤔
But just look on this as a menu change from the old vertical menu to a new spread on all over the page menu
You still able to get to all the "old" entries from the Dynatrace upper left entry
Hi Yos! The general look and feel certainly changes. While that is by design, we're aware that it will take a while to get used to. Just a couple of tips:
PS: Please keep us posted about your early impressions! We'll help to sort out any issues you might face.
Since we deal with few SaaS environments, the name of the environment at the top search old UI is missing in the new UI
Without this search currently we don't know to which environment we are logged to 🤔
I seem to have to missed the boat on this one, and I can nowhere find an introduction to it (only for the now classic? release). Where can I find the announcement of the new dashboarding and the changes/advantages it entails? Pointer to a release note perhaps?
I see the documentation is already updated.
Update: OK, so actually interpreting the (Saas) release notes of 1.265, where it is introduced as 'the new Dynatrace'. Dynatrace SaaS release notes version 1.265 | Dynatrace Docs
It might take a while until you get your environment(s) converted.
Being a "power user" I really find the DQL and "all things grail" extremely powerful, but I have two doubts about adoption:
The FinOps / DQL licensing is a great challenge. I see so many risks, that driving adoption will not be an easy task...
A comment on the wizard/guided approach as it relates to the cost comments.
($/usage values are for demo purposes only)
Good to know this is at least already addressed at least to some degree. With broader usage more FinOps problems start to appear.
@mark_eshelby with Log management / Business events it's clear how the billing works - what about upcoming Metrics on Grail / Traces on Grail?