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Enable remote monitoring of your DataPower gateways with this extension.
DataPower gateways provide mission-critical service/application integration, security, and control. For these devices, Dynatrace offers remote monitoring through the DataPower ActiveGate extension. By ingesting key device data, the extension provides Dynatrace with real-time insight into device health and performance.
Now available in Extensions Framework 2.0, click on Add to environment to get started.
Under Extensions on the left menu, select IBM Datapower.
This is an ActiveGate extension and runs on an ActiveGate of an ActiveGate group of your choice.
XML Management Interface URL: Endpoint where the IBM Datapower XML Management Interface is exposed. Should look something like https://<hostname>:<port>/service/mgmt/current
User: Used to authenticate against the XML Management Interface. Must have permissions to query it.
Password: Password to user above.
Require a valid SSL certificate: If enabled, the extension will use a secure SSL connection to connect to the XML Management Interface. A valid certicate has to be defined in the parameter below.
Path to a CA_BUNDLE file or directory: If SSL connection is enabled, the absolute path to the SSL certificate to be used.
Monitoring rules: In this section, you can define rules to monitor or stop monitoring the different Datapower entities.
Debug: Produces more verbose logs. Enable only when troubleshooting or support makes that recommendation.
Lastly, select which feature sets (metric groups) you would like this configuration to collect. Selecting too few will not give you the proper visibility and you may miss out on important performance data, as well as key indicators that can be correlated between different objects.
The extension comes wtih 10 built-in metric events for the most relevant Datapower metrics and their thresholds. These metric events are disabled by default, but you can navigate over to Settings, Anomaly Detection and Metric events to enable them. These 10 metrics events are:
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.
Route traffic, monitor cloud environments, monitor remote technologies with extensions and run synthetic monitors.
Modified the overview dashboard to show interface traffic instead of status, as the status is missing from many datapower installations.
Extension conversion to Extensions Framework 2.0:
All metrics ingested by the new extension are prefixed with IBM.DataPower and drop the builtin:tech prefix. Any older configuration such as metric events or dashboards that use the old metric key will need to be replaced with the new one.