Levels of configuration
OneAgent extensions allow for two levels of configuration: global or per host. Every host capable of running the extension will use the global configuration unless it is configured to override it with its own configuration.
Configurations can be found in the following places:
- Global configuration: Go to Settings > Monitored technologies > Custom extensions tab and click on the extension name from the list. On the page that opens click Edit global configuration.
- Host-level configuration: Go to Hosts then click on the Host to configure. Click ‘…’ > Settings and expand the row with the extension name. Click Use host configuration.
Regardless of the option chosen above, the configuration is the performed the same way.
Configuration parameters explained:
- Tasks to monitor - Mandatory. The tasks that the extension should monitor, including an execution timeout.
Add each task on a new line, using the format
- Date/time format - Mandatory. The format which your Windows system uses for representing date and time. Available format codes are detailed at this link.
Example common formats:
- 24/03/2022 15:02:33 translates to
- 03/24/2022 3:02 PM translates to
%m/%d/%Y %H:%M %p
- Username - Optional. If the task information can only be read as a specific user, this field can be used to specify that user account. If needed, the domain can also be included with the format
- Password - Optional. If the task information can only be read as a specific user, this field can be used to specify the password needed for the account given in the
- Manual collection mode - Optional. In highly locked down systems, the only way to retrieve the task details is by setting up a Scheduled Task to collect this information. If this is your situation, then check this box, and read the section below on how to complete such a setup.
- Data folder - Optional. In case the
Manual collection mode was selected, this field specifies in which folder the data is being collected.
- Log Level - Optional. The extension supports a DEBUG level of information in case Dynatrace Support are required to perform troubleshooting. Unless requested to do otherwise, you can leave this as INFO.
- Allow merging events - Optional. When this feature is disabled (unchecked box), Dynatrace is forced to always open separate Problems for events raised by this extension. Otherwise, problems may be merged if common details are found.
Manual collection mode setup
In highly locked down systems, the only way to retrieve the task details is by setting up a Scheduled Task to collect this information. If this is your situation, then you need to create a Scheduled Task that runs every minute, and has the following Action configured:
- Action type: Start a program
-Command "Get-ScheduledTask | Select TaskName, State | ConvertTo-Csv > C:\Temp\scheduledtasks.csv; Get-ScheduledTask | Get-ScheduledTaskInfo | Select LastRunTime, LastTaskResult, TaskName | ConvertTo-Csv > C:\Temp\scheduledtasksinfo.csv"
Note: the above example uses the
C:\Temp directory to publish the collected data. This can be changed in the arguments of the task. Whatever directory you end up choosing, you must also add this in the Data folder configuration parameter of the extension.