December 19, 2014
To: CA Application Performance Management Customers
From: The CA Technologies CA Application Performance Management Product Team
Subject: General Availability Announcement for CA Application Performance Management r9.7
On behalf of CA Technologies, we appreciate your business and the opportunity to provide you with high-quality, innovative software and services. As part of our ongoing commitment to customer success, we regularly release updated versions of our products. Today, we are pleased to announce that CA Application Performance Management Release 9.7 Gen Level 0000 is now available
The following features are included in the CA Application Performance Management 9.7 release:
Ø Smart Instrumentation: Smart Instrumentation has been extended to automatically provide deep call stack visibility into the performance of applications
o Automatic Transaction Traces deliver deep call path visibility based on application errors and component response times
o Stall Snapshots are provided with deep component visibility
o Instrumentation level change doesn’t require agent/application restart
Ø Webview charts and dashboard enhancements enable users to isolate problem areas more quickly
o Console Lens can now display dashboards by specific sets of agents
o Shapes and connectors can be added to Webview dashboards to help explain and illuminate data
o Webview XML typeview contents can be added to dashboards
o Standard metrics’ minimum and maximum data point values can be shown in a time series graph to identify outliers in metric spikes
o Current data in a line graph exportable via snapshot to a comma-separated values CSV file
Ø Customizable email notification messages, common email notification templates, and mail server connection security included in Webview SMTP mail action notifications
Ø PHP agent for collecting and analyzing detailed performance information about PHP-based application transactions and the systems supporting them
o Automatic frontend detection and monitoring
o Deep transaction trace visibility
o Custom instrumentation of the FrontendMarker, BlamePointTracer and BackendMarker
Ø Ø Java 8 monitoring: APM is tested and validated for Java 8-based application monitoring
Ø End User Endpoints Monitoring: common business transaction definition is used to monitor the performance of an end-user business transaction in context from the backend application perspective
o Brings end point performance data into the APM AppMap, Investigator, and Transaction Traces in context of business transactions
Ø High Performance Transaction Impact Monitor (TIM): the Transaction Impact Monitor now provides parallel processing functionality, enabling users to scale-up to handle as much traffic as the network card and CPUs can handle
Ø Real Time Transaction Metrics (RTTM): provides real-time information about the end-user experience before that experience degrades to the point that an incident is created. Users can now organize their RTTM metrics by user group to capture more effective and meaningful business metrics
For more information, see the APM 9.7 Release Notes included with the APM 9.7 product documentation, posted to the wiki.ca.com site.
CA APM 9.7 Resources
- - APM 9.7 CA APM Documentation, to include the APM 9.7 Release Notes, is available on the CA wiki site. Please note access to documentation now requires user log-in credentials.
- - APM Compatibility Guide (APM Compatibility Guide – Introscope 9.7) is available on CA Support Online
You can download your copy of CA Application Performance Management Release 9.7 Gen Level 0000 from CA Support Online https://support.ca.com/. If you have any questions or require assistance contact CA Customer Care online at http://www.ca.com/us/customer-care.aspx where you can submit an online request using the Customer Care web form: https://communities.ca.com/web/guest/customercare. You can also call CA Customer Care at +1-800-225-5224 in North America or see http://www.ca.com/phone for the local number in your country.
Should you need any assistance in understanding these new features, or implementing this latest release, our CA Services experts can help. For more information on CA Services and how you can leverage our expertise, please visit www.ca.com/services. To connect, learn and share with other customers, join and participate in our CA Application Performance Management CA Community at https://communities.ca.com/.
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Thank you again for your business.