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Synthetically monitor your device availability using ping. This allows you to be proactively alerted when they are unavailable.
The Synthetic monitor ping extension allows you to monitor the availability of devices with ping.
The Extension creates Third-Party Synthetic monitors that can be accessed via the Synthetic tool in the Dynatrace menu.
The Extension must be installed both on an ActiveGate and on the Dynatrace Cluster. See Deploy an extension in our full documentation for more details.
The ActiveGate needs to have the restInterface module enabled, which is the default behavior.
Extract the extension zip file to the plugin_deployment folder at the root of the remote plugin module.
unzip -o -d /opt/dynatrace/remotepluginmodule/plugin_deployment custom.remote.python.thirdparty_ping.zip
Tip: Make sure the unzipped folder is not nested inside another folder. The path should be in the form: \plugin_deployment\custom.remote.python.thirdparty_ping\<extension files>
Upload the same extension zip file to your tenant. The Extension configuration and upload UI is located at:
Settings > Monitored technologies > Custom extensions > Upload extension
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