Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

Dynatrace ingests metrics for multiple preselected namespaces, including Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling. 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.

ec2

Available metrics

Name Description Unit Statistics Dimensions Recommended
GroupDesiredCapacity The number of instances that the Auto Scaling group attempts to maintain Count Average AutoScalingGroupName ✔️
GroupInServiceCapacity The number of capacity units that are running as part of the Auto Scaling group Count Average AutoScalingGroupName
GroupInServiceInstances The number of instances that are running as part of the Auto Scaling group. This metric does not include instances that are pending or terminating. Count Average AutoScalingGroupName ✔️
GroupMaxSize The maximum size of the Auto Scaling group Count Average AutoScalingGroupName ✔️
GroupMinSize The minimum size of the Auto Scaling group Count Average AutoScalingGroupName ✔️
GroupPendingCapacity The number of capacity units that are pending Count Average AutoScalingGroupName
GroupPendingInstances The number of instances that are pending. A pending instance is not yet in service. This metric does not include instances that are in service or terminating. Count Average AutoScalingGroupName ✔️
GroupStandbyCapacity The number of capacity units that are in a standby state Count Average AutoScalingGroupName
GroupStandbyInstances The number of instances that are in a standby state. Instances in this state are still running but are not actively in service. Count Average AutoScalingGroupName ✔️
GroupTerminatingCapacity The number of capacity units that are in the process of terminating Count Average AutoScalingGroupName
GroupTerminatingInstances The number of instances that are in the process of terminating. This metric does not include instances that are in service or pending. Count Average AutoScalingGroupName ✔️
GroupTotalCapacity The total number of capacity units in the Auto Scaling group Count Average AutoScalingGroupName
GroupTotalInstances The total number of instances in the Auto Scaling group. This metric identifies the number of instances that are in service, pending, and terminating. Count Average AutoScalingGroupName ✔️

Limitations

Tagging isn't available for Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling.