Configure message queue monitoring
Dynatrace automatically detects how messages are processed within your environment. Under certain circumstances, however, some manual configuration is needed to allow Dynatrace to detect how messages are processed.
Review the following table to determine whether some manual configuration is needed.
|If this is true…||…then this manual configuration is needed|
The application uses non-standard or non-event-based message queue handlers.
Define a custom messaging service.
You're using IBM MQ.
Define your IBM MQ configuration in Dynatrace to get a continuous service flow.
The messaging client isn't compatible with Dynatrace, or you're using an unsupported protocol.
Extend the traces with OpenTelemetry or OneAgent SDK (see also OneAgent SDK on GitHub).
Process group detection
OneAgent version 1.250+ Dynatrace uses the IBM MQ queue manager name to detect and group IBM MQ processes. You can manage the IBM MQ process group detection:
via the Dynatrace web UI
From the Dynatrace menu, go to Settings > Processes and containers > Built-in detection rules and find Group IBM MQ processes by queue manager name.
via the Dynatrace Settings API
The ID of the schema is
To be able to use the API you need an access token with Read settings (
settings.read) and Write settings (
settings.write) scopes. To learn how to obtain it, see Create an access token.
Technology-specific metrics for queues and topics
Dynatrace extensions can add technology-specific metrics to the analytics views for ActiveMQ Classic, Apache Kafka, RabbitMQ, and Tibco EMS queues and topics. To get these metrics, you need to configure and activate the extensions in your Dynatrace environment.
Technology-specific metrics provided by Dynatrace extensions consume Davis data units. To learn about Full-Stack Monitoring mode in the context of Davis data units, see Included metrics per host unit.
The ActiveMQ transport configuration of a broker with the IP address
0.0.0.0is not supported.
This configuration allows the broker to accept incoming messages on all network interfaces, while a broker IP address configured on a specific network interface is required for Dynatrace to establish a connection between the broker and its queues and to show related metrics in the ActiveMQ Classic view.
ActiveMQ Artemis queue and broker metrics are not supported.
From the Dynatrace menu, go to Settings > Monitoring > Monitored technologies > Supported technologies and find the required extension.
Configure and activate the extension. Follow the links above to better understand configuration and activation details.
- In the Dynatrace menu, go to Dynatrace Hub and download the Tibco EMS OneAgent extension.
- Go to Settings > Monitoring > Monitored technologies > Custom extensions and upload it to your environment.
- Configure and activate it there. Follow the link above to better understand configuration and activation details.