Release Notes for AppDynamics Platform Monitoring for VMware Tanzu


Release Date: Feb 19, 2021

  • Performance upgrades for container metrics
  • Nozzle will derive container metadata from metric envelope tags if present instead of using CAPI


Release Date: Aug 18, 2020

  • Performance upgrades based on recommendations from Tanzu team. Please refer this kb article
  • Nozzle now uses grpc
  • Added optional fields in the tile configuration to override rlp gateway address and shard id


Release Date: Jul 21, 2020

  • Added tile configuration options to set

    • Nozzle logging level. (AppDynaimcs Default Configuration > AppDynamics Nozzle Log Level) (Default: Info)
    • Enable Container CAPI Meta Data Cache Clear (AppDynamics Advanced Metrics > Periodic Clearing of Nozzle Cache)
    • Cache Clear Interval (AppDynamics Advanced Metrics > Nozzle Cache clearing Interval (in Minutes)) (Default: 1440)
  • Note: Enabling CAPI Meta Data Cache Clearing will increase load on CAPI. Please enable it only if it required.


Release Date: May 20, 2020

  • Fixed issue with reporting Cumulative|rep.UnhealthyCell metric not being reported in newer versions.


Release Date: April 14, 2020

  • Added clean up post install jobs to remove orphaned 4.x installed containers
  • Fixed Proxy parsing


Release Date: February 19, 2020

  • Maintenance Release
  • Adds retry mechanism in connection disconnects in heavy load


Release Date: January 24, 2020

  • Major Release - 5.0.x line of tiles
  • Performance updates
  • Works only with >=2.6 TAS environments
  • The Nozzle uses new v2 HTTP-based APIs to collect metrics. This replaces the old websocket-based communication to the loggregator.


Release Date: December 13, 2019

  • Maintenance Release
  • Fixed issue with expired token in retries


Release Date: October 23, 2019

  • Maintenance Release
  • Removed GOVERSION to allow future TAS upgrades
  • Improvements to nozzle websocket error handling


Release Date: August 22, 2019

  • Maintenance Release
  • Updated GOVERSION to 1.11 to support TAS v4.5.8+
  • Dashboard improvements to address changing metric paths between TAS upgrades

Note: - This tile now requires Go 1.11+ which is available in go_buildpack 1.8.27 and later. If you are using TAS v2.2.6 or lower you will have to install a more up-to-date go_buildpack manually. - Due to dashboard changes, existing dashboards and health rules must be deleted before upgrading to this tile version.


Release Date: July 26, 2019

  • Maintenance Release
  • Dashboard Improvements


Release Date: July 17, 2019

  • (Beta) Application - Container/Server Correlation


Release Date: July 1st, 2019

  • Improvised logging
  • Updated cf-cli


Release Date: June 10, 2019

  • Websocket retry errors are now treated as unrecoverable errors


Release Date: April 23, 2019

  • Addresses changes to “rep” metrics deployment names introduced in PCF v2.4


Release Date: March 27, 2019

  • Major release
  • Includes significant performance improvements.
  • AppDynamics Nozzle can now be scaled to any number of instances.
  • Multi-Foundation Dashboard support.
  • Advanced metric collection support to collect custom metrics that are not in the standard KPI list.
  • Starting with 4.6 version the default AppDynamics Nozzle Application Name has been changed to appd-nozzle-v2 and a new dashboard with name appd-nozzle-v2-<{cf system domain}>-PCF KPI Dashboard will be created.


Release Date: February 4, 2019

  • Maintenance release
  • Updated tile to use Xenial stemcell


Release Date: December 6, 2018

  • Maintenance release
  • Changes the layout of the Dashboard UI


Release Date: November 7, 2018

  • Maintenance release


Release Date: October 10, 2018

  • Maintenance release
  • Optimized configuration


Release Date: September 11, 2018

  • First release
  • AppDynamics Firehose Nozzle to collect the metrics
  • AppDynamics Dashboard Application to automatically create health rules and custom dashboard.