Get started with infrastructure monitoring

Following installation of OneAgent on all hosts in your application environment, Dynatrace provides continuously updated metrics related to the performance of your monitored hosts. All host-related metrics are displayed on your home dashboard.

Full-stack monitoring

Dynatrace evaluates the following components in the monitoring of your physical and/or cloud-based application infrastructure:

  • Your hosts (CPU, memory, NIC, and storage)
  • Host processes
  • Network health
  • Your virtual infrastructure platform (VMware vCenter or standalone ESXi hosts)

Note: Full-stack monitoring includes all features included in cloud-infrastructure monitoring mode (see details below).

Cloud infrastructure monitoring

With cloud infrastructure monitoring mode, you only pay for and receive cloud-infrastructure health data, with no application performance or user experience data. While cloud infrastructure monitoring mode is satisfactory for some organizations, it's recommended that you use a full-stack monitoring license to gain complete application performance monitoring, code-level visibility, deep process monitoring, and cloud infrastructure monitoring (including PaaS platforms).

Cloud infrastructure monitoring mode licenses

You need to purchase a limited license to use cloud infrastructure monitoring mode. For details, see cloud infrastructure monitoring.

Virtualization monitoring

Dynatrace supports virtualization monitoring. To monitor your virtual components you need to complete an extra step beyond initial setup. For full details, see Set up virtualization monitoring.