Amazon EC2 API

Dynatrace ingests metrics for multiple preselected namespaces, including Amazon EC2 API. You can view metrics for each service instance, split metrics into multiple dimensions, and create custom charts that you can pin to your dashboards.


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.


Available metrics

Name Description Unit Statistics Dimensions Recommended
ClientErrors The number of failed API requests caused by client errors Count Sum Region, Action ✔️
ClientErrors Count Sum Region ✔️
RequestLimitExceeded The number of times the maximum request rate permitted by the Amazon EC2 APIs has been exceeded for your account Count Sum Region, Action ✔️
RequestLimitExceeded Count Sum Region ✔️
ServerErrors The number of failed API requests caused by internal server errors Count Sum Region, Action ✔️
ServerErrors Count Sum Region ✔️
SuccessfulCalls The number of successful API requests Count Sum Region, Action ✔️
SuccessfulCalls Count Sum Region ✔️


Metrics for Amazon EC2 API are an opt-in feature. An AWS Support ticket is required to enable metrics for this account.