Monitored entities API - GET an entity

Gets the full list of properties of the specified entity. The actual list depends on the entity type.

The request produces an application/json payload.

Early Adopter

This request is an Early Adopter release and may be changed in non-compatible way.

GET
  • Managed https://{your-domain}/e/{your-environment-id}/api/v2/entities/{entityId}
  • SaaS https://{your-environment-id}.live.dynatrace.com/api/v2/entities/{entityId}

Authentication

To execute this request, you need the Read entities using API V2 (entities.read) permission assigned to your API token. To learn how to obtain and use it, see Tokens and authentication.

Parameters

Parameter Type Description In Required
entityId string

The ID of the required entity.

path required
from string

The start of the requested timeframe.

You can use one of the following formats:

  • Timestamp in UTC milliseconds.
  • Human-readable format of 2019-12-21T05:57:01.123+01:00. If no time zone is specified, UTC is used. You can use a space character instead of the T. Seconds and fractions of a second are optional.
  • Relative timeframe, back from now. The format is now-NU/A, where N is the amount of time, U is the unit of time, and A is an alignment. The alignment rounds all the smaller values to the nearest zero in the past. For example, now-1y/w is one year back, aligned by a week. You can also specify relative timeframe without an alignment: now-NU. Supported time units for the relative timeframe are:
  • m: minutes
  • h: hours
  • d: days
  • w: weeks
  • M: months
  • y: years

If not set, the relative timeframe of three days is used (now-3d).

query optional
to string

The end of the requested timeframe.

You can use one of the following formats:

  • Timestamp in UTC milliseconds.
  • Human-readable format of 2019-12-21T05:57:01.123+01:00. If no time zone is specified, UTC is used. You can use a space character instead of the T. Seconds and fractions of a second are optional.
  • Relative timeframe, back from now. The format is now-NU/A, where N is the amount of time, U is the unit of time, and A is an alignment. The alignment rounds all the smaller values to the nearest zero in the past. For example, now-1y/w is one year back, aligned by a week. You can also specify relative timeframe without an alignment: now-NU. Supported time units for the relative timeframe are:
  • m: minutes
  • h: hours
  • d: days
  • w: weeks
  • M: months
  • y: years

If not set, the current timestamp is used.

query optional
fields string

Defines the list of entity properties included in the response. The ID and the name of an entity are always included to the response.

To add properties, list them with leading plus +. You can specify several properties, separated by a comma (for example fields=+lastSeenTms,+properties.BITNESS).

Use the GET /entityTypes/{type} request to fetch the list of properties available for your entity type. Fields from the properties object must be specified in the properties.FIELD format (for example, properties.BITNESS).

query optional

Response format

The Entity object

The properties of a monitored entity.

Element Type Description
fromRelationships object

A list of relationships where the entity occupies the FROM position.

toRelationships object

A list of relationships where the entity occupies the TO position.

firstSeenTms integer

The timestamp at which the entity was first seen, in UTC milliseconds.

lastSeenTms integer

The timestamp at which the entity was last seen, in UTC milliseconds.

managementZones ManagementZone[]

A set of management zones to which the entity belongs.

properties object

A list of additional properties of the entity.

displayName string

The name of the entity, displayed in the UI.

tags METag[]

A set of tags assigned to the entity.

entityId string

The ID of the entity.

The METag object

The tag of a monitored entity.

Element Type Description
stringRepresentation string

The string representation of the tag.

value string

The value of the tag.

key string

The key of the tag.

context string

The origin of the tag, such as AWS or Cloud Foundry.

Custom tags use the CONTEXTLESS value.

The ManagementZone object

A short representation of a management zone.

Element Type Description
name string

The name of the management zone.

id string

The ID of the management zone.

The EntityId object

A short representation of a monitored entity.

Element Type Description
id string

The ID of the entity.

type string

The type of the entity.

Example

In this example, the request lists the properties of the dotNetBackend_easyTravel_x64 service, which has the ID of SERVICE-1125C375A187D27A.

The API token is passed in the Authorization header.

Curl

curl -L -X GET 'https://mySampleEnv.live.dynatrace.com/api/v2/entities/SERVICE-1125C375A187D27A' \
-H 'Authorization: Api-Token abcdefjhij1234567890'

Request URL

https://mySampleEnv.live.dynatrace.com/api/v2/entities/SERVICE-1125C375A187D27A

Request body

{
  "entityId": "SERVICE-1125C375A187D27A",
  "displayName": "dotNetBackend_easyTravel_x64",
  "firstSeenTms": 1424310498896,
  "lastSeenTms": 1590609632865,
  "properties": {
    "serviceType": "WEB_REQUEST_SERVICE",
    "internalName": "dotNetBackend_easyTravel_x64",
    "webServerName": "dotNetBackend_easyTravel_x64",
    "softwareTechnologies": [
      {
        "edition": "FullCLR",
        "version": "2.0.50727"
      },
      {
        "type": "DOTNET",
        "edition": ".NET Framework",
        "version": "3.5.1.0"
      },
      {
        "type": "ADO_NET",
        "edition": "System.Data",
        "version": "2.0.50727.8751"
      },
      {
        "type": "ASP_DOTNET",
        "version": "3.5.1.0"
      },
      {
        "type": "IIS_APP_POOL",
        "version": "10.0.14393.0"
      },
      {
        "type": "DOTNET_REMOTING",
        "version": "2.0.50727.8771"
      }
    ],
    "serviceTechnologyTypes": [
      "IIS app pool",
      "ASP.NET",
      "DotNet"
    ],
    "mainServiceSoftwareTech": {
      "type": "ASP_DOTNET"
    },
    "contextRoot": "/",
    "agentTechnologyType": "DOTNET"
  },
  "tags": [
    {
      "context": "CONTEXTLESS",
      "key": "customService",
      "stringRepresentation": "customService"
    },
    {
      "context": "CONTEXTLESS",
      "key": "easytravel",
      "value": "backend",
      "stringRepresentation": "easytravel:backend"
    }
  ],
  "mangementZones": [
    {
      "id": "2827032493241090264",
      "name": "allServices"
    },
    {
      "id": "9130632296508575249",
      "name": "Easytravel"
    }
  ],
  "fromRelationships": {
    "calls": [
      {
        "id": "SERVICE-775060208AAA1058",
        "type": "SERVICE"
      },
      {
        "id": "SERVICE-6737CDED8F9BF969",
        "type": "SERVICE"
      }
    ],
    "runsOn": [
      {
        "id": "PROCESS_GROUP-0A9A52EA262BC039",
        "type": "PROCESS_GROUP"
      }
    ],
    "runsOnHost": [
      {
        "id": "HOST-B64B6B9CB11E2244",
        "type": "HOST"
      },
      {
        "id": "HOST-CF61BC45E6282234",
        "type": "HOST"
      }
    ],
    "runsOnProcessGroupInstance": [
      {
        "id": "PROCESS_GROUP_INSTANCE-DE765F657721AF59",
        "type": "PROCESS_GROUP_INSTANCE"
      }
    ]
  },
  "toRelationships": {
    "calls": [
      {
        "id": "SERVICE-D20E300A0A6814EF",
        "type": "SERVICE"
      },
      {
        "id": "SERVICE-7675DAA7464128F8",
        "type": "SERVICE"
      }
    ]
  }
}

Response code

200