How do I get started?

Your Dynatrace journey begins with Dynatrace OneAgent deployment. Dynatrace OneAgent performs all tasks related to the monitoring of your hosts, processes, applications, infrastructure, and real user experience. You can read about our commitment to monitoring service quality and uptime in Dynatrace SaaS Service Level Agreement.

Before deploying Dynatrace OneAgent, you need to create a Dynatrace account. You must also confirm that your environment is built on technologies supported by Dynatrace.

Create your Dynatrace account

The first thing you need to do is create a Dynatrace account. To do this, visit the Dynatrace web site and click the Free trial button. You'll be prompted to provide an email address, password, contact information, and your region. You'll then arrive at the page shown below.

Acquaint yourself with Dynatrace

You now have the option of viewing some sample monitoring data to get a preview of Dynatrace before you install OneAgent. To see the basic Dynatrace dashboard, navigation menu, and tiles, click the View example data link (see image above). You can then click any of the example dashboard tiles (tagged with Example labels) to get a preview of how Dynatrace works.

The standard Dynatrace dashboard is what you typically see when you log in to your Dynatrace environment. However, you can easily create your own custom dashboards.

For a short introduction to valuable Dynatrace features, see 4 things you’ll absolutely love about Dynatrace.