Event types

An event in Dynatrace can be of a specific type. Each event type has a defined severity level that indicates the significance of the incident. Resulting problems aggregate all included event severities and are evaluated with the highest severity level of the constituent events. During a problem's lifespan, a problem might raise its severity level (for example, a problem might begin in slowdown level and then be automatically raised to the availability level when an outage is detected).

The description provided below delineates the supported event types, along with their severity levels, and the logic behind raising them. To learn which Dynatrace entities apply to each event type, see the Dynatrace API section.