AppDynamics for Databases

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This topic covers release information for AppDynamics for Databases.

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AppDynamics continuously improves its product documentation. The most current release notes are on the wiki at Release Notes.

New and Enhanced Features in 2.9.6

  • Support for NetApp Clustered Data OnTap 8.2+

New and Enhanced Features in 2.9.5

  • Enhanced PostgreSQL monitoring when using the pg_stat_statements module
  • Fix to SQL Server explain plan page
  • GUI performance enhancements

New and Enhanced Features in 2.9.4

  • We addressed an issue with the shipped Java environment

New and Enhanced Features in 2.9.3

New Platform Support

  • Support for MongoDB v3.0

Changes to Collectors

  • Changes to the Sybase Collector: Monitoring queries now use a different technique, for lower overhead. 
  • Changes to the IBM DB2 (LUW) Collector
    • Monitoring queries now use a different technique, for lower overhead. 
    • Permissions required for DB2 monitoring have changed.  See Required Database Permissions

Changes to the User Interface

  • The layout of the user interface now adjusts to page width.

New and Enhanced Features in 2.9.2

New Platform Support

  • Support for Microsoft SQL Azure Database

New and Enhanced Features in 2.9

AppDynamics for Databases 2.9 includes the following improvements:

License Key Changes
  • AppDynamics for Databases now uses the same format license.lic license key file used for other AppDynamics products (copied to <AppD4DB install directory>/apache-tomcat dir)
New Platform Support
  • Support for PostgreSQL on Amazon RDS
  • Support for GreenPlum
  • Support for DB2 LUW 10.X
New Features for NetApp
  • Capacity Planning reports for NetApp
  • New SnapMirror dashboard for NetApp
Bug Fixes
  • Many fixes for MongoDB
  • Fix for AIX collector

New and Enhanced Features in 2.8

AppDynamics for Database 2.8 includes the following improvements:

  • New database monitoring, MongoDB
  • For Oracle databases, click SQL statements to view a new Wait State graph that helps you analyze activities performed during wait periods.
  • Collector Configuration change for Oracle database collectors allows you to specify SID or SERVICE_NAME
  • Alerts Dashboard improvements that provide at a glance status updates, ability to view breached alerts only, and history charts for each alert.
  • Drill down from Transaction Snapshots to the exact SQL that was running is supported for Oracle database collectors and the App Agent for Java. When using the App Agent for Java, from a Transaction Snapshot Flow Map of an App Agent for Java, you can follow the path of a transaction that includes a SQL call to an Oracle database and link to AppDynamics for Databases and view details of SQL that was running during that snapshot.
  • Improved NetApp E-Series support, including:
    • Real-time performance dashboard on Current window
    • Enhanced Activity window displays Volume throughput which permits include/exclude filter in order to define which volumes to choose for the chart
    • New Config window displays information about the controllers, volume groups, volumes, and disks within the monitored NetApp E-Series array

New and Enhanced Features in 2.7.5

AppDynamics for Database 2.7.5 includes the following improvements:

See also: Key Updates for 2.7.5

New and Enhanced Features in 2.7.4

AppDynamics for Database 2.7.4 includes the following improvements:

  • Now monitors Sybase IQ databases
  • Naming conventions: The Agent Manager tab is now called Setup.  Agents are now called Collectors.
  • SNMP Alert Integration: Alerts can now be sent as SNMP traps to your SNMP server. For more information, see Alerts->Describe the SNMP Server
  • Enhanced authentication through integration with LDAP and Active Directory servers to create and maintain a list of authorized AppDynamics for Databases users. For more information, see Enable AppDynamics for Databases Security
  • Bug fixes
  • Enhanced MySQL repository

New and Enhanced Features in 2.7.3

AppDynamics for Database 2.7.3 includes the following improvements:

  • Bug fix for Oracle 11gR1
  • Bug fixes for Sybase ASE 12.5
  • Enhancements to appd.jsp
  • New logic in SQL Server collector to reduce the number of SQL statistics collected
  • GUI Performance enhancements – New logic in activity page to read from summarized data
  • Performance enhancements – New indexes in MySQL schema allow the AppDynamics for Database controller to more efficiently report on database activity
  • Beta version of NetApp C-mode enhancements
  • Additional RAC statistics collection

See also: Key Updates in 2.7.3

New and Enhanced Features in 2.7.2

AppDynamics for Database 2.7.2 includes the following improvements.

  • AppDynamics-branded documentation is now included in the installation package.
  • The heap size of the Oracle agent has been increased from 128 MB to 256 MB to prevent the agent from crashing with OOM errors when monitoring large Oracle 11g instances.
  • The Oracle Collector has been fixed. A feature introduced in AppDynamics for Database version 2.7 for Oracle 11g was previously causing issues with versions of Oracle prior to 10g.
  • The PostgreSQL Collector has been fixed. Database ID’s are now longer limited by the size of an integer.
  • Minor UI enhancements and bug fixes.

See also: Key Updates in 2.7.2 

Upgrade Notes

When upgrading, it's best to remove the agents through the Agent Manager and then uninstall the previous release. You can then install the latest version and add the new collectors.  

Key Updates

Key Updates for 2.7.5

  • Fixed SQL Server windows authorization issue
  • Fixed Oracle collector memory issues
  • Fixed DB2 collector over-night crash issue
  • Updated and enhanced appd.jsp
  • Resolved Chrome charting issue for large datasets

Key Updates in 2.7.3

  • Bug fix for Oracle 11gR1
  • Bug fixes for Sybase 12.5
  • Enhancements to appd.jsp
  • New logic in SQL Server collector to reduce # of SQL stats collected
  • GUI Performance enhancements – New logic in activity page to read from summarized data
  • Performance enhancements – New indexes in MySQL schema
  • Beta version of NetApp C-mode enhancements
  • Additional RAC statistics collection

Key Updates in 2.7.2

  • AppDynamics branded documentation included in package
  • Increase in heap size 128 MB - 256 MB for Oracle agent (some agents were crashing with OOM errors when monitoring large 11g instances)
  • Oracle collector fix for older versions of Oracle (a new 11g feature introduced in 2.7 was causing issues for <10g versions of Oracle)
  • Fix for PostgreSQL Collector where database ID’s exceed the limit of an integer
  • Minor UI enhancements and bug fixes

Ongoing Improvements

As AppDynamics for Databases discovers new backends and databases in the AppDynamics Pro environment, a file that provides correlation information between AppDynamics Pro and AppDynamics for Databases may need to be upgraded to ensure optimal performance. You can obtain the latest version of this appd.jsp file here.

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