20.9

These are new, changed, and deprecated features in
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20.9.
Java Monitoring Enhancements
The Java Agent includes these changes:
Redesigned Java Agent JMX Support
The improved Java Agent JMX extension is packaged and deployed as new agent extension that supports micrometer and Spring Boot metrics. You can configure new JMX properties using APM Command Center or in
bundle.properties
file in the
extensions/deploy
folder. The improved extension is supported on Java 7 and above. For Java 6, continue to use the JMX properties in the
IntroscopeAgent.profile.
Enhanced Frontend URL Group Definitions
The Java Agent now automatically normalizes the dynamic segments of URLs to more meaningful and useful frontend URL definitions.
Automatic Spring-Boot Application Name Discovery
You can now configure the Spring Boot Monitoring Java Agent extension to automatically discover the Spring Boot application name.
SQL Agent supports Oracle 19.x
The SQL Agent for Java now supports monitoring of Oracle 19.x version databases.
More information:
Configure SQL Monitoring for Java.
Support for Java Agent Spring Boot Webflux 2.1.x and 2.2.x
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now supports Spring Boot Webflux versions 2.1.x and 2.2.x.
More information:
Spring Boot Reactive Application Monitoring.
Support for Jetty Framework 8.x
The Java Agent now supports Jetty Framework 8.x.
.NET Agent Monitoring Enhancements
The .NET Agent includes these changes:
Enhanced Deeper Visibility into .NET Core Application Performance
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automatically adds deeper visibility into .NET Core applications running in Linux without requiring any custom or manual instrumentation.
Cloud Monitoring Enhancements
Cloud Monitoring includes these changes:
Google Cloud Platform
Support for Google Cloud BigQuery Service
The Google Cloud BigQuery service allows you to visualize the performance of BigQuery queries.
More information:
Google Cloud BigQuery Service.
  • Support for Google Dataproc Service
The Google Cloud Platform Monitoring Extension collects metrics for the Dataproc service.
More information:
Google Dataproc.
  • Support for Google Cloud Load Balancing Service
The Google Cloud Platform Monitoring Extension collects metrics for the load balancing service.
More information:
Google Cloud Load Balancing Service section.
  • Support for Google Cloud Autoscaler Service
The Google Cloud Autoscaling helps you to handle an increase in traffic and reduce costs when the need for resources is lower.
More information:
Google Cloud Autoscaler.
Amazon Web Services
  • Role-Based Auto-Discovery for AWS Organizations
Support for role-based auto-discovery for Amazon Web Services Organizations.
More information
: Configure AWS Organization Monitoring
Amazon Web Services (AWS) now supports these services:
  • Support for AWS Elastic Map Reduce (EMR) Service
AWS EMR Monitoring Service provides you the flexibility to run use cases on single-purpose, short-lived clusters that automatically scale to meet demand, or on long-running highly available clusters using the new multi-master deployment mode.
More information:
AWS EMR Monitoring Service.
  • Support for AWS Glue Service
AWS Glue Service discovers your data and stores the associated metadata (for example, table definition and schema) in the AWS Glue Data Catalog.
More information:
AWS Glue Service.
Infrastructure Monitoring Enhancements
The Infrastructure Agent includes these changes:
Remote Host Monitoring Extension
The Remote Host Monitoring Infrastructure Agent extension allows retrieval of performance data about a system without an agent in the system. Remote Host Monitoring collects the system performance data sending CLI commands remotely. The extension gathers metrics about the CPU utilization, disk, memory usage, and load along with processes with minimal increase in resource utilization of the monitored system.
More information:
Remote Host Monitoring.
Logstash Monitoring
The Logstash Monitoring Infrastructure Agent extension allows you to monitor and collect metrics from various Logstash plugins.
More information:
Logstash Monitoring Extension.
NGINX 1.18.X Support
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now supports NGINX version 1.18.0.
More information:
NGINX Monitoring.
Host Monitoring
Core Metrics Support for Host Monitoring
The former SysEdge CPU, disk and memory, process, and network core metrics have been ported to Infrastructure Agent Host Monitoring on Linux.
More information:
Host Monitoring Metrics.
Database Monitoring
SAP HANA Databases Monitoring
SAP-HANA Database Monitoring extension collects metrics that monitor the health and performance of SAP HANA databases.
More information:
SAP HANA Monitoring.
Python Monitoring Enhancements
The Python Agent includes these changes:
Asynchronous Calls Supported for Python Agent
The Python Agent now supports all the Python frameworks that use asynchronous instrumentation modules.
Python Agent Support For Rasa Framework and Rasa SDK
Rasa is an open-source framework used primarily to build contextual assistants, that is, chatbot applications. The Python Agent now supports monitoring applications based on the Rasa framework.
More information:
Rasa Framework section.
Universal Monitoring Agent Enhancements
Added Universal Monitoring Agent Support for Node.js Extension
You can connect the probe applications to the UMA Data Collector Agent that runs as part of the UMA Daemon Set by configuring the environment variable
COLLECTOR_AGENT_HOST
with a specific node name.
More information:
Universal Monitoring Agent for Node.js Extension section.
Messaging Middleware, ESB, and Web Services Enhancements
Support for Apache Camel
The Apache Camel extension enables you to monitor all the applications that use Apache Camel as a routing engine. Applications can be deployed on JBoss Fuse, Tomcat, or Spring Boot applications.
More information:
Apache Camel.
API Gateway Agent Enhancement
Support for Service Metrics Aggregation
Service metrics aggregation performs metrics aggregation at multiple levels for requested services. You can view the metrics at the Gateway level, Cluster level, and EM level across the agents.
More information:
Service Metrics Aggregation section in CA API Gateway Agent.
APM Command Center Enhancements
Lucene Query Language Replacement
We replaced the Apache Lucene query language search in APM Command Center with a query language that is internal to
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.
Known Issues
This section lists the known issues for the current release.
Defect DE479068 - Metrics Tree Keeps Spinning
Symptom
: In
Metric View
, when you hide disconnected agents, the metric graph loads, however, the Metrics Tree does not load.
Solution:
There is no workaround for this issue.
Defect DE478641 - Metric-generated Danger Alert Does Not Display Danger Icon
Symptom
: In
Metric View
, a danger alert that is generated by a metric does not display as an icon. However, if you switch between any two metrics view, the danger alert icon appears.
Defect DE477342 - Assisted Triage Fields Not Visible in Isolation View
Symptom
: When an agent has custom attributes and an alert is triggered, the Assisted Triage fields are not visible in the
Isolation
View
for the alert.
Solution:
There is no workaround for this issue.
Defect DE477272 - No Problems or Anomalies Displayed in Experience View Right-Hand Panel
Symptom
: In
Experience View
, the problems and anomalies display on the experience card. However when a problem or anomaly is selected, the
Experience View
right-hand panel does not display the details.
Solution:
There is no workaround for this issue.
Defect
DE476351
- APM Command Center Package Installation Documentation Links Fail
Symptom
: This issue happens when selecting an existing package in APM Command Center and clicking on the
here
link in the installation instructions. Either a techdocs.broadcom.com blank page or the Tech Docs Portal displays instead of the expected installation instructions documentation page.
Solution:
Go directly to the
DX APM
SaaS documentation site
.
Defect DE449130 - Unable to Log In Using SAML Account
Symptom
: Users cannot log in when using SAML account details.
Solution:
Generate a public token and log in using the token.