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Free SolarWinds AppOptics for Heroku Apps!

By AppOptics Team on January 16, 2019


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The SolarWinds® AppOptics Heroku add-on is now available! If you run on Heroku, it’s never been easier to get detailed monitoring, alerting, and dashboarding for your applications. Check it out.

When we set out to build AppOptics, the evolution of Librato, we knew we wanted to add features like tagged metrics, support for more languages, and tracing of requests to applications. Good news: those (and more) are now available as part of AppOptics.

We’ve long supported applications running on the Heroku platform. In fact, Librato is one of the Heroku-recommended add-ons on the platform, along with SolarWinds® Papertrail, so we are pleased to now be able to offer AppOptics.

Here’s a quick AppOptics tour:

Turnkey Monitoring

Simply activating the AppOptics add-on will provide a dashboard of key performance metrics and alerting. No code changes or redeploys required. You can do it from the add-on marketplace, or via the CLI:

$ heroku addons:create appoptics
Creating appoptics-elliptical-89104... done, (test)
Adding appoptics-elliptical-89104 to your-app-name... done

Out-of-the-Box Dashboards and Suggested Alerts

Instantly, you’ll have dashboards covering application performance, dyno health, and Postgres database performance if you’re using the add-on. We gathered this data from Heroku’s native logs. There’s also some suggested alerts, which you can enable with a single click to get peace of mind about application performance when you’re AFK.

APM, Database, and Error Analytics

Adding our APM agent—available as a module or package for Ruby, Python, Node.js, PHP, Java, and Golang applications—extends visibility to include error analytics, query performance, detailed transaction timing data, distributed tracing, and more.  Learn more in the docs.

Custom Metrics

Collecting custom metrics in AppOptics is as easy as logging to stdout. And it’s a full-fledged metrics and dashboarding product, so anything you want to monitor you can trend, dashboard, and alert on. Read more in the docs.

Get Started

Read more about our AppOptics Heroku add-on—or toggle it on—at the Heroku marketplace.  Questions/comments/feedback? Let us know what you think at

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