Dynatrace API

Custom percentiles for dashboard charts & Dynatrace API calls

Dynatrace monitors the performance of each transaction that occurs in your environment. Performance data, including response times for each service and service method, are tracked and stored for each transaction. By collecting such time series data for each transaction and categorizing the results based on percentiles, Dynatrace can show the distribution of response times of each service and service method over time. All of the response time distribution charts presented … read more

Building a hamster fitness tracker using Dynatrace API

Hamsters are nocturnal rodents and, therefore, are mostly active during the night. My boyfriend and I do have a hamster, and curiosity led us to start thinking about how we could track some of his activities, specifically how far he is able to run within a night. So we decided to turn the hamster wheel into a fitness tracker using the Dynatrace API. Basically, we wanted to capture all the rotations of … read more

Register custom network devices in your Smartscape topology

Dynatrace OneAgent is a tremendously powerful tool for automatically collecting all important technology metrics and transactions within your environment. There are however certain situations where it’s not possible to install OneAgent directly on hosts (for example, 3rd party cloud platforms such as CloudDBs) or hardware appliances, such as routers, firewalls or data powers. Additionally, you may sometimes want to automatically send important metrics to custom network devices in your environment. … read more

Automatically fetch & leverage process-group attributes via Dynatrace API

The Dynatrace API can now be used to seamlessly integrate the process-group attributes that are discovered by Dynatrace OneAgent—for example, technology overview and topology details—into your existing reporting and operations processes. Process-group properties returned by the API can be leveraged in numerous ways depending on the needs of your DevOps teams. Leverage technology overview information The Dynatrace Technology overview presents all of the process-group technology-related information that is detected by Dynatrace … read more

Dynatrace API can now automate tagging of related components

Tags have long offered a great means of organizing lists, notifications, and charts for related components across all Dynatrace views. Now, with the latest release of the Dynatrace Smartscape and Topology API, you can automate the push of relevant tags to monitored components. This new API feature opens the way for all sorts of powerful automation use cases. Use tags to group related components, services, or applications Tags allow you … read more

How to ask your monitoring system about the future

As the great Danish physicist, Niels Bohr, famously said, “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.” While predicting the future with any certainty remains a challenge for most things in life, Dynatrace has been working hard to make it possible for you to predict your environment’s future service load. By collecting information and metrics related to past load, user traffic, and performance, it’s now possible to make short-term predictions about … read more