Build 146

2019-01-08

Features

New Website Monitoring

This release introduces a completely revamped website monitoring experience! Not only does it visually align website monitoring with application perspectives, it also supports…

  • full insights into all website data for every page,
  • detailed resource and HTTP insights,
  • geographic breakdowns,
  • advanced analytics capabilities for website monitoring data,
  • selectable and real (non-averaged) percentiles for all time metrics,
  • a dedicated view for page load data,
  • React error boundary integration,
  • optional identification of users,
  • better backend correlation experience,
  • better guidance when encountering problems and deprecations.

No need to change anything, just head to the Websites area within the product!

Website Overview Dashboard

Toggle Built-in Health Rules

Instana’s built-in health rules, used to explain the health of monitored systems in real-time, are now exposed and can be selectively toggled on/off. Further documentation can be found here.

Micrometer

Instana now supports monitoring of Micrometer metrics. Documentation can be found here.

Other Features

  • Node.js: Record koa-router routes as path templates when tracing HTTP entries.
  • Node.js: Add HTTP query params for HTTP exits

Improvements

  • Google Marketplace for Kubernetes support. Read more on that in our blog: Instana available on Google Kubernetes Engine.
  • Google App Engine (GAE) support
  • Azure SQL Database support
  • Azure API Management support
  • Azure CosmosDb Metrics are now displayed per collection and per operation based on data model.
  • The Kafka dashboard was improved and the latency metrics are now correct.
  • Application perspectives: Top traces can be shown by trace count, latency and error rate with links to Analyze View.
  • Trend detection on applications, services and endpoints: Reduced number of false positives by also incorporating the absolute change in value.
  • etcd sensor now can connect to secure endpoints using custom certificates.
  • Initial support for monitoring processes inside LXC containers.
  • Initial support for monitoring processes inside containerd containers.
  • Improved discovery for Oracle DB on Windows.
  • Reduced memory usage of Kubernetes Sensor.
  • Support for PHP 7.3.
  • SpringBoot sensor will now discover non-fat jar deployments.
  • Java HornetQ tracing is now supported for even more deployment models of HornetQ.
  • Nginx Sensor will now walk symlinked directories for config parsing.
  • PHP Tracing supports now muslc, for example on Alpine Linux.
  • Improved Dropwizard dashboard.

Fixes

  • Application perspectives: Fixed empty endpoint dashboard when endpoint name is too long.
  • Extended support for linking services, endpoints, and calls to clusters.
  • CLR Sensor will no longer stop working when encountering “mem_po” values.
  • Improved logging for several sensors.

Known Issues

  • Website monitoring caching statistics before 2019-01-09 are not correct.
  • Geographic country breakdowns are currently only enabled for Germany and the United States. State-level data can also be missing for specific IP ranges, e.g. company internal networks. An explanation for these cases will be added to the product soon.