AWS Direct Connect

Dynatrace ingests metrics for multiple preselected namespaces, including AWS Direct Connect. You can view metrics for each service instance, split metrics into multiple dimensions, and create custom charts that you can pin to your dashboards.

Prerequisites

To enable monitoring for this service, you need

Add the service to monitoring

In order to view the service metrics, you must add the service to monitoring in your Dynatrace environment.

Configure service metrics

Once you add a service, Dynatrace starts automatically collecting a suite of metrics for this particular service. These are recommended metrics.

Recommended metrics:

  • Are enabled by default
  • Can't be disabled
  • Can have recommended dimensions (enabled by default, can't be disabled)
  • Can have optional dimensions (disabled by default, can be enabled)

Apart from the recommended metrics, most services have the possibility of enabling optional metrics.

Optional metrics:

  • Can be added and configured manually

Import preset dashboards

Dynatrace provides preset AWS dashboards that you can import from GitHub to your environment's dashboard page. Once you download a preset dashboard locally, there are two ways to import it.

directconnect

Available metrics

Name Description Unit Statistics Dimensions Recommended
ConnectionBpsEgress The bitrate for outbound data from the AWS side of the connection Bits/Second Multi ConnectionId ✔️
ConnectionBpsIngress The bitrate for inbound data to the AWS side of the connection Bits/Second Multi ConnectionId ✔️
ConnectionErrorCount The total error count for all types of MAC level errors on the AWS device Count Sum ConnectionId ✔️
ConnectionLightLevelRx The health of the fiber connection for inbound (ingress) traffic to the AWS side of the connection DecibelMilliWatts Multi ConnectionId, OpticalLaneNumber ✔️
ConnectionLightLevelTx The health of the fiber connection for outbound (egress) traffic from the AWS side of the connection DecibelMilliWatts Multi ConnectionId, OpticalLaneNumber ✔️
ConnectionPpsEgress The packet rate for outbound data from the AWS side of the connection Count/Second Multi ConnectionId
ConnectionPpsIngress The packet rate for inbound data to the AWS side of the connection Count/Second Multi ConnectionId
ConnectionState The state of the connection (up or down) None Multi ConnectionId ✔️
VirtualInterfaceBpsEgress The bitrate for outbound data from the AWS side of the virtual interface Bits/Second Multi ConnectionId, VirtualInterfaceId ✔️
VirtualInterfaceBpsIngress The bitrate for inbound data to the AWS side of the virtual interface Bits/Second Multi ConnectionId, VirtualInterfaceId ✔️
VirtualInterfacePpsEgress The packet rate for outbound data from the AWS side of the virtual interface Count/Second Multi ConnectionId, VirtualInterfaceId
VirtualInterfacePpsIngress The packet rate for inbound data to the AWS side of the virtual interface Count/Second Multi ConnectionId, VirtualInterfaceId