Metrics API - POST ingest data points
Pushes custom data points to Dynatrace.
Provided data points must follow the Metrics ingestion protocol. You don't have to register the metric first. After Dynatrace has ingested and processed the data, you can use it just like any other metrics in Dynatrace, such as in charts or metric events. You can also provide metadata for the ingested metric via the Settings API.
You can also push the data points directly from a OneAgent-monitored host to the Extensions Execution Controller (EEC) OneAgent module over a secure channel using the local
http://localhost:<port>/metrics/ingest endpoint, which doesn't require token authentication. The default port is
14499. Using this method, the Dynatrace reserved
dt.entity.host=<host-ID> dimension is added to each metric.
You can use the dimension
dt.process.id=<PID> to add a process group identifier dimension. When the process group identifier is provided,
dt.entity.process_group_instance dimension will be added to a given metric. It works on OneAgent metrics ingest only via
For more information, see OneAgent metric API.
To view datapoints of the ingested metric, you can use:
The request consumes a
text/plain payload. The payload is limited to 1 MB.
To execute this request, you need an access token with Ingest metrics (
metrics.ingest) scope. To learn how to obtain and use it, see Tokens and authentication.
Data points, provided in the line protocol. Each line represents a single data point.
Request body objects
The object doesn't provide any parameters.
The provided metric data points are accepted and will be processed in the background.
Some data points are invalid. Valid data points are accepted and will be processed in the background.
curl command, you'll ingest the
cpu.temperature metric assigned to the
curl -L -X POST 'https://mySampleEnv.live.dynatrace.com/api/v2/metrics/ingest' \ -H 'Authorization: Api-Token dt0c01.abc123.abcdefjhij1234567890' \ -H 'Content-Type: text/plain' \ --data-raw 'cpu.temperature,dt.entity.host=HOST-06F288EE2A930951,cpu=1 55'