Where can I view host performance measures?

Host performance is tracked across multiple Dynatrace pages, beginning with high-level health metrics on the home dashboard and extending down to dedicated pages for each of your hosts.

Viewing individual host performance pages

Click the Hosts tile on your home dashboard to view the Hosts page—a list of all the hosts detected in your environment.

The Hosts page lists all the machines (both physical and virtual) in your environment that have Dynatrace OneAgent installed on them. Click a host to go to that host's dedicated Host page where you can view all available metrics for the host.

The following image shows the Hosts page in tile viewing mode. You can use the list in the upper-right corner to select a specific metric to analyze (CPU, Memory, Disk latency, or Network traffic) across all hosts. Hosts that require attention appear in red and display at the top of the tile. For example, this image shows a host that has exceeded the available disk space threshold.

Hosts list - tile view

The following image shows the Hosts page in table viewing mode. Click any column header to sort the list based on a specific criteria. For example, the list is sorted by CPU usage in the image.

Hosts list - table view

What's included on individual host pages?

Each Host page details the health of the hardware resources that the selected host relies on. Click one of the four health statistics (CPU, Memory, Disk, or NIC) to view details of the metrics that contribute to each measurement.

The following image shows network interface traffic on the Host page.

Host detail - NIC traffic

The problems tile lets you see active and closed problems related to the selected host. Dynatrace also reports recurring problem patterns as frequent issues in this tile, but alerts are only sent out if the severity of the recurring pattern increases.

Click a problem in the list to see the root cause of the problem and understand the impact it has on your services.

In addition to performance metrics and charts you can track host availability on the Host page Availability tile. This represents the percentage of time that the host was online and responsive to requests. Dynatrace detects and shows operating system shutdowns (including reboots) and periods when a host is offline (for example, if the host is down unexpectedly). Unmonitored indicates periods of time when monitoring is turned off.

Host page detail - online availability

The Events tile shows the distribution of events over time, including service deployments, process crash details, and memory dumps.

Host detail - Events tile

Digging deep into performance factors

On each Host page you'll find one or more buttons directing you to pages that show you the details of the specific components that contribute to the selected host health statistic (Contributing processes, Contributing disks, or Contributing network interfaces). This image shows the memory usage link to the list of component processes that contribute to the memory usage health statistic.

Host detail - memory

This image shows the component processes that contribute to this health statistic.

Host detail - processes list

Click a specific component process to view its properties and the performance metrics that Dynatrace captured for that component. Both the process tile on the Processes page and the specific process overview page alert you to any processes that require restart.

The process tile also shows information for the host's Docker containers and lets you drill down to the Docker details page to see CPU, Memory, Traffic, and Throttling details for containers in each image.

Host detail - process details The following image shows Docker image traffic details for a selected host on the Containers detail page.

Host detail - docker details

Learn more about how processes are tracked