Remote environments API - POST a remote environment configuration

Creates a new remote environment configuration.

Before creation, Dynatrace verifies the provided URI and token by trying to reach the environment using the token for authentication. If the attempt fails, no remote environment configuration is created.

The request consumes and produces an application/json payload.

POST
  • Managed https://{your-domain}/e/{your-environment-id}/api/config/v1/remoteEnvironments
  • SaaS https://{your-environment-id}.live.dynatrace.com/api/config/v1/remoteEnvironments

Parameters

The body must not provide an ID. An ID is assigned automatically by the Dynatrace server.

Parameter Type Description In Required
body RemoteEnvironmentConfig

The JSON body of the request. Contains parameters of the new remote environment configuration.

body optional

The RemoteEnvironmentConfig object

Configuration of a remote environment.

Element Type Description Required
id string

The ID of the configuration.

optional
displayName string

The name of the configuration, displayed in the UI.

required
uri string

The URI of the remote environment.

required
token string

The API token granting access to the remote environment.

The token must have the Fetch data from a remote environment (RestRequestForwarding) scope. You can create such a token only via Tokens API.

For security reasons, GET requests return this field as null.

required
networkScope string

The network scope of the remote environment:

  • EXTERNAL: The remote environment is located in an another network.
  • INTERNAL: The remote environment is located in the same network.
  • CLUSTER: The remote environment is located in the same cluster.

Dynatrace SaaS can only use EXTERNAL.

If not set, EXTERNAL is used.

The networkScope element can hold these values.
optional

Possible values

Possible values for the networkScope element in the RemoteEnvironmentConfig object:

  • CLUSTER
  • EXTERNAL
  • INTERNAL

Response format

The RemoteEnvironmentConfigStub object

The short representation of a remote environment.

Element Type Description
id string

The ID of the Dynatrace entity.

name string

The name of the Dynatrace entity.

description string

A short description of the Dynatrace entity.

uri string

The URI of the remote environment.

networkScope string

The network scope of the remote environment:

  • EXTERNAL: The remote environment is located in an another network.
  • INTERNAL: The remote environment is located in the same network.
  • CLUSTER: The remote environment is located in the same cluster.

Dynatrace SaaS can only use EXTERNAL.

If not set, EXTERNAL is used.

Validate payload

We recommend that you validate the payload before submitting it with an actual request. A response code of 204 indicates a valid payload.

POST
  • Managed https://{your-domain}/e/{your-environment-id}/api/config/v1/remoteEnvironments/validator
  • SaaS https://{your-environment-id}.live.dynatrace.com/api/config/v1/remoteEnvironments/validator

Response codes

Code Description
204 Validated. The submitted configuration is valid. Response doesn't have a body
400 Failed. The input is invalid.

Example

In this example, the request creates a new remote environment configuration, referring to the Pre-Production environment.

The API token is passed in the Authorization header.

Curl

curl -X POST \
  https://mySampleEnv.live.dynatrace.com/api/config/v1/remoteEnvironments/ \
  -H 'Accept: application/json' \  
  -H 'Authorization: Api-token abcdefjhij1234567890' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -d '{
  "displayName": "Pre-Production",
  "uri": "https://preProd.live.dynatrace.com",
  "token": "1234567890abcdefjhij",
  "networkScope": "EXTERNAL"
}
'

Request URL

https://mySampleEnv.live.dynatrace.com/api/config/v1/remoteEnvironments/

Request body

api-examples/config/remote-env/post.json
Download
{
  "displayName": "Pre-Production",
  "uri": "https://PreProd.live.dynatrace.com",
  "token": "1234567890abcdefjhij",
  "networkScope": "INTERNAL"
}

Response body

{
  "id": "c89b9d9f-8c59-4c5b-b7ef-1a082d11e9ba",
  "name": "Pre-Production",
  "uri": "https://preProd.live.dynatrace.com",
  "networkScope": "EXTERNAL"
}

Response code

201