Azure Front Door monitoring

On the Azure Front Door overview page you get visibility into the number of served client requests, latency, and the efficiency of your routing.


  • Dynatrace version 1.196+
  • Environment ActiveGate version 1.195+

Enable monitoring

To enable monitoring for this service, you first need to set up integration with Azure Monitor.

Add the service to monitoring

In order to view the service metrics, you must add the service to monitoring in your Dynatrace environment.

Monitor resources based on tags

You can choose to monitor resources based on existing Azure tags, as Dynatrace automatically imports them from service instances.

To monitor resources based on tags

  1. In the Dynatrace menu, go to Settings > Cloud and virtualization > Azure and select Edit for the desired Azure instance.
  2. For Resources to be monitored, select Monitor resources selected by tags.
  3. Enter the Key and Value.
  4. Select Save to save your configuration.

Note: To import the Azure tags automatically into Dynatrace, enable Capture Azure tags automatically.

Configure service metrics

Once you add a service, Dynatrace starts automatically collecting a suite of metrics for this particular service. These are recommended metrics.

Recommended metrics:

  • Are enabled by default
  • Can't be disabled
  • Can have recommended dimensions (enabled by default, can't be disabled)
  • Can have optional dimensions (disabled by default, can be enabled).

Apart from the recommended metrics, most services have the possibility of enabling optional metrics.

Optional metrics:

  • Can be added and configured manually

View service metrics

You can view the service metrics in your Dynatrace environment either on the custom device overview page or on your Dashboards page.

View metrics on the custom device overview page

To access the custom device overview page

  1. In the Dynatrace menu, go to Technologies.
  2. Filter by service name and select the relevant custom device group.
  3. Once you select the custom device group, you're on the custom device group overview page.
  4. The custom device group overview page lists all instances (custom devices) belonging to the group. Select an instance to view the custom device overview page.

View metrics on your dashboard

Once you add a service to monitoring, a preset dashboard for the respective service containing all recommended metrics is automatically created on your Dashboards page. You can look for specific dashboards by filtering by Preset and then by Name.

Note: For existing monitored services, you might need to resave your credentials for the preset dashboard to appear on the Dashboards page. To resave your credentials, go to Settings > Cloud and virtualization > Azure, select the desired Azure instance, then select Save.

You can't make changes on a preset dashboard directly, but you can clone and edit it. To clone a dashboard, open the browse menu () and select Clone.
To remove a dashboard from the dashboards list, you can hide it. To hide a dashboard, open the browse menu () and select Hide.
Note: Hiding a dashboard doesn't affect other users.


Available metrics

Name Description Unit Recommended
BackendHealthPercentage Percentage of successful health probes from the HTTP/S proxy to backends Percent ✔️
BackendRequestCount Number of requests sent from the HTTP/S proxy to backends Count ✔️
BackendRequestLatency Time from when the request was sent by the HTTP/S proxyMySQL to the backend until the HTTP/S proxy received the last response byte from the backend MilliSeconds ✔️
BillableResponseSize Number of billable bytes (minimum 2KB per request) sent as responses from HTTP/S proxy to clients Bytes
RequestCount Number of client requests served by the HTTP/S proxy Count ✔️
RequestSize Number of bytes sent as requests from clients to the HTTP/S proxy Bytes ✔️
ResponseSize Number of bytes sent as responses from HTTP/S proxy to clients Bytes ✔️
TotalLatency Time calculated from when the client request was received by the HTTP/S proxy until the client acknowledged the last response byte from the HTTP/S proxy MilliSeconds ✔️
WebApplicationFirewallRequestCount Number of client requests processed by the Web Application Firewall Count ✔️