Simplified custom-service setup

We’ve simplified the definition and maintenance of custom services. Defining a custom service is necessary if your application services aren’t built on standard technologies and therefore aren’t recognized out-of-the box. Dynatrace allows you to define any method, class, or interface as the entry point of a service to be monitored alongside the auto-detected services in your environment. Now instead of maintaining multiple rules for the same service, you can explicitly define a custom service with one or more class rules.

To create a new custom service:

  1. Go to Settings > Service detection > Custom services.
  2. Click Create custom services entry point rule.
  3. Define the name, technology type, and entry point of the custom service you want to monitor.
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Adding a new custom service (1 of 2)
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Adding a new custom service (2 of 2)

To edit an existing custom service:

  1. Click the Services tile on the Dynatrace homepage.
  2. On the Server-side services page, select the custom service from the list of monitored services.
  3. Click Edit in the menu bar to go to the service’s Edit service detection rule page.
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Click Edit in the menu bar to edit an existing custom service.
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Edit the rules of an existing custom service.

Those who know me know that I'm passionate about 3 things: rock climbing, physics, and performance. I've worked in performance monitoring and optimizations in enterprise environments for the better part of the last 10 years. Now as a Product Manager I am doing my best to build those experiences into Dynatrace.

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