How can I know the technologies that underlie individual processes?

More than simply knowing the types of processes in your environment (e.g., Java or .NET), Dynatrace understands the technologies that underlie those processes. For example, Dynatrace understands when a Java process is comprised of a Tomcat or a Jetty — in many cases it even knows the versions of these technologies. For the first time, we’re making this information available to you on each Process page.

With detailed analysis of the technologies and versions underlying specific processes, you’ll no longer have to wonder where varying versions have been deployed. This is a vital first step in troubleshooting problems.

To view the technology properties underlying a process

  1. Click Hosts in the navigation menu.
  2. Select that host that runs the process you’re interested in.
  3. From the Processes and Docker Containers section on the Host page, select the process you’re interested in.
  4. On the Process page, expand the Properties pane near the top of the page.

In many cases you’ll find a version number next to the process Type and a property called Technologies. Here you’ll typically find ancillary details, like CLR or Java version, but you may also find details like SOLR or MongoDB-client version. See the examples below to better understand the types of information that Dynatrace can provide.