Release Notes for AppDynamics Application Performance Monitoring for VMware Tanzu tile

Note: Upgrades from AppDynamics v1.x are not supported. If you previously installed AppDynamics v1.x, uninstall it and install the latest version.


Release Date: April 6, 2022

  • Minor release
  • Python runtime updated to 3.7.x for Service Broker.


Release Date: July 7, 2021

  • Minor release
  • Buildpack updated to fix Python Agent SSL issue.


Release Date: April 2, 2020

  • Minor release
  • Buildpack now allows parsing both strings and integer representation of port and string and boolean representation of ssl-enabled fields in user provided service inputs


Release Date: Jan 29, 2020

  • Minor release
  • Support for overriding vcap_service access key field by that specified via manifest for dotnetcore


Release Date: Nov 14, 2019

  • Major release
  • Buildpack now sereaches $APPD_CONF_HTTP_URL/ and $APPD_CONF_HTTP_URL/$APPD_AGENT (prefered) for configuration overrides.
  • Fixed Node naming issue for .NET HWC Applications
  • Added On Prem Controller support for Python Applications


Release Date: July 19, 2019

  • Added advanced configuration option to override the name of the AppDynamics Service exported by AppDynamics Service Broker. The overridden name of the service must have appdynamics as prefix.
  • Fixed missing image in MarketPlace UI


Release Date: July 17, 2019

  • AppDynamics Buildpack now supports Application Container Correlation for Node.JS application when used in tandem with AppDynamics Platform Monitoring Tile v4.7.237 or higher.
  • Added (obfuscated) Account Access Key Secret field. This field can be used with versions 4.7.x and higher of the AppDynamics buildpack, and version 4.19.2 and higher of the Java buildpack. AppDynamics recommends that customers update both the APM tile and Java/AppDynamics buildpacks to the latest version, in order to use this field. The unobfuscated field is deprecated and will be removed starting from version 5.0 of the APM tile.

Note: Support for obfuscation of the Account Access Key requires changes to the VCAP_SERVICES environment variable used by buildpacks and the APM Service Broker tile. The new Account Access Key Secret field can only be used if both the buildpack and tile versions support this change. Using the obfuscated field will change the representation in `VCAP_SERVICES` to:

VCAP_SERVICES[“appdynamics”][“credentials”][“account-access-secret”] = { “secret”: “<access_key>“}

Previously the unobfuscated field was represented as:

VCAP_SERVICES[“appdynamics”][“credentials”][“account-access-key”] = “<access_key>”


Release Date: June 30, 2019

  • Maintenance Release
  • Updated cf-cli


Release Date: April 30, 2019

  • Maintenance Release


Release Date: April 1, 2019

  • Maintenance Release
  • Added support to fetch credentials from user provided service with name appdynamics automatically
  • Added SSL support for .NET agents


Release Date: March 1, 2019

  • The AppDynamics extension buildpack appdbuildpack, adds multibuildpack support for .NET Core Linux, .NET Core Windows, .NET HWC, Python and Golang applications.


Release Date: Feb 4, 2019

  • Maintenance release
  • Updated tile to use Xenial stemcell.


Release Date: December 11, 2018

  • Java support added to the AppDynamics Extension Buildpack.
  • AppDynamics Extension Buildpack now supports Advanced configuration for the AppDynamics Java Agent.
  • When AppDynamics Extension Buildpack is used in tandem with the java_buildpack sensitive information is automatically masked.


Release Date: November 28, 2018

  • The AppDynamics Application Analytics Agent is no longer part of this tile.
  • AppDynamics Application Analytics for VMware Tanzu is released as a separate tile on the Pivotal Network.


Release Date: November 19, 2018

  • Maintenance release


Release Date: October 30, 2018

  • Added AppDynamics Buildpack
  • .NET applications supported by hwc buildpack can be instrumented now by using the AppDynamics Buildpack in tandem with hwc_buildpack (v3.0 or later) using multibuildpack approach.
  • Must use cf CLI v6.38 or later and HWC Buildpack v3.0 or later to use multibuildpacks.


Release Date: October 1, 2018

  • Maintenance release
  • Analytics Agent uses TrustStore created automatically by the buildpack.


Release Date: September 11, 2018


Release Date: August 28, 2018

  • Maintenance release
  • Analytics Agent uses offline Java buildpack to cater Cloud Foundry installations that do not have access to GitHub to fetch buildpacks on the fly.


Release Date: August 15, 2018

  • Maintenance release
  • Updated libraries used by Machine Agent’s VMware Tanzu extension
  • Dashboard UI improvements


Release Date: July 23, 2018

  • Added Transactional Analytics Support.


Release Date: July 16, 2018

  • Improvements to the AppDynamics Dashboard Application.
  • Simplified SSL enabled communication configuration between tile and AppDynamics Controller.
  • Set the certificate in the security-config of the BOSH Director, the tile picks it up automatically. For information, see Security Page.


Release Date: July 12, 2018

  • Simplified SSL configuration for SAAS AppDynamics controllers, but importing DigiCert Root CA automatically to key store.
  • Dashboard improvements.


Release Date: June 19, 2018

  • Improvements to the AppDynamics Dashboard Application.
  • Fixes issues noticed on AppDynamics Dashboard Application installation on some private cloud deployments.


Release Date: June 11, 2018


This major release now contains an AppDynamics Machine Agent and an extension that talks to a custom nozzle and collects KPI metrics from the cloud-foundry environment. Also, a dashboard application is included that automatically generates the custom dashboard on AppDynamics Controller. For more information, see AppDynamics KPI Dashboard and Metrics.

The tile contains:

  • AppDynamics Service Broker, for instrumentation of applications
  • AppDynamics Machine Agent, for collecting KPI metrics through Loggregator
  • AppDynamics Dashboard Application, for displaying the above collected metrics in a neat UI dashboard on controller


The tile requires having

  • VMware Tanzu Ops Manager: v2.0.7 or later, or any v2.1.x or v2.2.x versions

Note: The tile cannot be used for OpsManager with Cloud Foundry versions later than v2.0.7, since the Loggregator component (reverse_log_proxy) needed for extracting the KPI metrics is not exposed.


Release Date: May 2, 2018

APM-only Release

  • Tile now packages the vendor dependencies of the service broker instead of just specifying them in requirements file. This is to enable installs of customers without access to standard servers for Python package installs.


Release Date: April 24, 2018

APM-only Release

  • New Service Broker implements OpenServiceBrokerApi(2.11)
  • Lighter on Memory Requirement
  • Works only with VMware Tanzu v2.0 or later
  • Machine Agent metrics based on the old JMX bridge have been deprecated.