Host performance is tracked across multiple Dynatrace pages, beginning with high-level health metrics on dashboard tiles and extending down to dedicated pages for each of your hosts. Full-stack infrastructure monitoring begins automatically as soon as Dynatrace OneAgent starts operation and begins capturing performance and event-related information on your hosts.
With many Dynatrace-monitored environments growing larger and more complex all the time, often spanning different data centers and multiple applications, host groups are increasingly important. Host groups enable you to configure hosts per group, roll out OneAgent versions selectively per group, and track service metrics differently depending on the platform they run on.
Virtualization performance insights
Dynatrace tells you how the virtual machines in your environment affect the performance of your applications and services. Once you include virtualization in your Dynatrace performance monitoring, you gain insight into your complete infrastructure stack and its behavior.
Tags in a host-based configuration file
Within dynamic or large environments, manual host tagging can be impractical. For dynamic deployments that include frequently changing host instances and names (for example, AWS or MS Azure), you can use a dedicated configuration file to programmatically apply tags to your hosts.
Custom host names
Dynatrace generally names the detected hosts in your environment based on their DNS names, exactly as they are detected by Dynatrace OneAgent. To improve readability, you may want to replace automatically detected host names with human-readable names that are more intuitive.