Extensions

  • If you can install OneAgent on a host, use OneAgent extensions.
  • If you need to monitor a remote technology where OneAgent installation isn't an option, use ActiveGate extensions.
  • If you simply want to monitor a Java application that exposes MBeans, use JMX/PMI extensions.

OneAgent extensions

With OneAgent extensions, you can extend OneAgent monitoring to any OneAgent-detected processes that expose an interface (for example, processes that are served over HTTP—databases, applications, and load balancers). Extensions run within a OneAgent and fully integrate new-technology monitoring into Dynatrace Smartscape and problem detection. You need some Python expertise to develop OneAgent extensions. For more information, see OneAgent extensions.

ActiveGate extensions

With ActiveGate extensions, you can extend Dynatrace monitoring to any remote technology that exposes an interface, where OneAgent installation isn't an option. For example, PaaS technologies, network devices, or cloud technologies. ActiveGate extensions (aka Remote Plugins) are executed on ActiveGate and can acquire metrics and topology from remote sources, fully integrating new-technology monitoring into Dynatrace Smartscape and problem detection. You need some Python expertise to develop ActiveGate extensions. For more information, see Introduction to ActiveGate extensions.

JMX/PMI extensions

With JMX/PMI extensions, you can extend Dynatrace monitoring to any Java based application exposing MBeans. No coding required, use our intelligent wizard to guide through the extension configuration and deployment. For more information, see JMX Extensions.

Extension SDK

The Extension SDK is a versatile solution that enables you to monitor any custom technology that exposes an interface. Develop and deploy your extensions. Dynatrace can seamlessly integrate your custom-technology monitoring data into relevant analysis views, taking full advantage of all your favorite Dynatrace features and AI-driven root cause analysis.

Introduction


Develop your ActiveGate extensions


ActiveGate extensions reference