Static thresholds for infrastructure monitoring
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Dynatrace infrastructure monitoring is based on numerous built-in, predefined static thresholds. These thresholds relate to resource contentions like CPU spikes, memory, and disk usage. You can change these default thresholds by going to Settings > Anomaly Detection > Infrastructure in the Dynatrace menu.
For applications and services, you can disable automated baselining-based reference-value detection anytime and switch to user-defined static thresholds. If you set a static threshold for response time and error rate on an application or service level, events will be raised if the static threshold is breached. A slowdown event is raised if the static thresholds for either the median or the 90th percentile response times are breached.
Predefined static thresholds for hosts
|Hosts||Default static threshold|
Alert if CPU usage is higher than 95% in 18 of 30 10-second intervals.
Memory event usage
Java out of memory
Alert if the number of Java out-of-memory exceptions is 1 per minute or higher.
AIX High System Load
OneAgent version 1.261+ Alert if the System Load is higher than the defined threshold for the defined amount of samples. This alert is specific to AIX hosts.
Predefined static thresholds for networks
|Network||Default static threshold|
Number of dropped packets
Alert if sent/received traffic utilization is higher than 90% in 18 of 30 10-second intervals.
TCP connectivity for process
Predefined static thresholds for disks
|Disk||Default static threshold|
Low disk space
Alert if free disk space is lower than 3% in 18 of 30 10-second intervals.
Slow running disks
Alert if disk read time or write time is higher than 200 ms in 18 of 30 10-second intervals.
Inodes number available
Alert if percent of available inodes is lower than 5% in 18 of 30 10-second intervals.
As static thresholds don't adapt to changing environments and require too much manual effort, Dynatrace also offers intelligent, automated multi-dimensional baselining, which works out of the box, without manual configuration of thresholds. Most importantly, it adapts automatically to changes in traffic patterns.