How do I get started with infrastructure monitoring?

Full-stack infrastructure monitoring begins automatically as soon as Dynatrace OneAgent starts operation and begins capturing performance and event-related information on your hosts. All monitored details are displayed for you on your home dashboard. Dynatrace updates your dashboards continuously with the current status of all hosts in your environment.

What's included in full-stack infrastructure monitoring?

Dynatrace evaluates the following components in the monitoring of your application infrastructure:

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

How do I set up virtualization monitoring?

To monitor your virtual components you need to complete an extra step beyond initial setup. For full details, see How do I set up virtualization monitoring?

What is cloud infrastructure monitoring mode?

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.