How do I incorporate AppMon monitoring data into Dynatrace?

Dynatrace provides a built-in integration that automatically pushes selected AppMon real time monitoring data such as business transaction data and monitoring metrics directly to your Dynatrace SaaS or Dynatrace Managed dashboards. Leveraging the Dynatrace API, this integration gives you the convenience of consolidating all your AppMon and Dynatrace SaaS or Dynatrace Managed monitoring data into a single pane of glass.

Preserve your AppMon investment, leverage the power of Dynatrace

AppMon customers can gain complete visibility into their AppMon metrics within Dynatrace dashboards. Chart and visualize all your important AppMon metrics using the standard set of Dynatrace dashboard tiles.

This cross-product integration ensures that your AppMon investment remains safe, including all your existing AppMon configurations, measures, business transactions, and more. And because AppMon-to-Dynatrace integration provides fine-grained, step-by-step control over which monitoring data are pushed to Dynatrace, you can migrate from AppMon to Dynatrace at a pace that makes sense for your organization.

What the new product integration provides

It doesn’t matter if you use a Dynatrace SaaS deployment or a Dynatrace Managed deployment. Both deployment models support AppMon integration and the ability to chart all your important metrics on custom dashboards. And, of course, AppMon-to-Dynatrace integration can support as many AppMon servers as you have deployed in your environment. You can also send AppMon data to multiple Dynatrace environments wherever applicable.

You can push any of the following AppMon metric types to Dynatrace:

  • Measures
  • Business transactions
  • Host & process metrics
  • Server health metrics

Metric types to integrate between AppMon and Dynatrace

You select which AppMon metrics to chart and visualize in Dynatrace within the standard set of Dynatrace dashboard tiles.

The integration ensures that your AppMon investment remains safe. And the fine-grained, step-by-step control over which monitoring data you push to Dynatrace means you can migrate from AppMon to Dynatrace at your own pace.

What you need

Here's what you'll need to set up AppMon-to-Dynatrace integration (links will direct you to AppMon Documentation):

Integration steps

The basic steps to set up the AppMon integration with Dynatrace for the data push are:

Configure metric push in AppMon

Enabling AppMon-to-Dynatrace integration requires configuring metric push using the AppMon client. Use the Integrations pane in AppMon server configuration to manage the Dynatrace environments to which you want to push monitoring data. See Integrations configuration in AppMon documentation to learn how.

The Dynatrace Environments dialog box in the AppMon Server configuration allows you to specify integration with multiple environments, as shown below.

Configure metric data in AppMon for push to Dynatrace

Select AppMon metrics to push to Dynatrace

Following successful configuration, you can select the metrics you want to push. The integration provides the following options for selecting metrics you want to display on your Dynatrace dashboards.

Because important metrics and KPIs are commonly integrated into dashboards, you can select metrics directly from your AppMon dashboards.

Using Data export

In the AppMon Client, click the ellipsis button on your dashboard and select Export to Dynatrace Environment. The Data Export dialog box appears.

AppMon-Dynatrace integration - select metrics to export to Dynatrace

Select the environment(s) to which you want to export monitoring metrics in the Environent list. Only environments configured in AppMon appear in this list. Select measures from the list to include in the data export and click Next to review the metrics to be exported to the selected environment.

AppMon-Dynatrace integration - review selected metrics to export to Dynatrace

Click Finish after reviewing the selected metrics or click back to reselect metrics for export.

Using the System Profile measure picker

AppMon also allows you to use the measure picker in System Profile Preferences to select measures whose data you want to export to Dynatrace.

In the AppMon client, click Settings > Edit System Profile.
In System Profile Preferences, select Measures.
Right-click on a measure whose metric data you want to export to a Dynatrace environment and click Export to Dynatrace, then select the desired environment. Only environments that have been configured in AppMon for integration appear in the list.
Repeat the above step for the metric data of other measures you want to export to Dynatrace environments. Click OK when finished.

Note that you can use the measure picker selector list box to filter by all measures exported to Dynatrace environments, or measures exported to a specific Dynatrace environment. This lets you see at a glance all the AppMon metric types configured for pushed to a selected environment.

Set data export when creating or editing a measure

Data export to configured Dynatrace environments is also a measure property. This means you can configure a measure to push its metric data to a specific Dynatrace environment at any time while configuring or editing a measure. In AppMon documentation, see the Data Export section in Create and configure measures to learn how.

Putting it all together

Once you have configured the integration and selected metrics in AppMon to push monitoring data to Dynatrace, you can see AppMon monitoring data in Dynatrace and combine it with your existing Dynatrace monitoring data any way you like.

The following image shows a custom dashboard in a Dynatrace environment that displays dashboard charts for two pushed AppMon instances, AppMon production and AppMon test.

Limitations

Here's a brief overview of the currently known limitations:

  • There is no capability to push or export historical data. Only real-time data push is supported.
  • A single metric can only be pushed to a specific Dynatrace environment, not to multiple environments.
  • Limit of 150 metrics per AppMon Server
  • Configuration is through the AppMon Client only.
  • Custom host measures can't be exported.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)