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Enhance Active Directory services monitoring with advanced metrics
This Dynatrace extension is a companion to the Active Directory services monitoring extension and provides an extended set of AD metrics, obtained through dedicated PowerShell cmdlets. This extension is not intended to work alone - it should be activated as a companion to the Active Directory services monitoring extension.
This is intended for users, who:
Want to enhance the Active Directory services monitoring already implemented, with additional metrics that characterize:
Enhance Active Directory services monitoring with advanced metrics.
Start with activating the Active Directory services monitoring extension. Then activate this extension, as it is intended to enhance the the Active Directory services monitoring.
When enabling this extension, you will be prompted for
Settings > Integrations > Access tokens
This extension is intended to work locally on the AD server. It executes PowerShell cmdlets locally to access Windows registry and specific AD metrics available only through PowerShell. Several of these metrics map to metrics available through commonly used DCDIAG tool.
The extension package contains:
Further information about the Windows extensions can be found in the Dynatrace Product News Blog:
A: The formula for DDU consumption of the extension is:
+ (17 * number of Domain Controllers)
+ (11 * number of DHCP servers)
+ ( 2 * number of LDAP instances)
) * 525.6 DDUs/year
Typical consumption for a single-domain AD server, hosting one DHCP server and one LDAP instance, amounts to 21,024 DDUs/year
DDU cost above does not include any possible Log events or Custom events triggered by the extension. For more information on this, please visit the DDU log event cost and DDU custom event cost pages.
A: All in all - equivalents of the DCDIAG KPIs are available in Dynatrace:
Below is a complete list of the feature sets provided in this version. To ensure a good fit for your needs, individual metrics can be activated and deactivated by your administrator during configuration.
Monitor the health and performance of Microsoft Active Directory services.