AWS Elemental MediaPackage (Live, Video on Demand) monitoring

Dynatrace ingests metrics for multiple preselected namespaces, including AWS Elemental MediaPackage (Live, Video on Demand). 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

  • An Environment or Cluster ActiveGate version 1.197+
  • For AWS Elemental MediaPackage Live, Dynatrace version 1.203+
  • For AWS Elemental MediaPackage Video on Demand, Dynatrace version 1.204+
  • An updated AWS monitoring policy to include the additional AWS services.
    To update the AWS IAM policy, use the JSON below.

Enable monitoring

To enable monitoring for this service, you first need to integrate Dynatrace with Amazon Web Services:

Add the service to monitoring

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

Cloud-service monitoring consumption

Beginning in early 2021, all cloud services consume Davis data units (DDUs). The amount of DDU consumption per service instance depends on the number of monitored metrics and their dimensions (each metric dimension results in the ingestion of 1 data point; 1 data point consumes 0.001 DDUs). For DDU consumption estimates per service instance (recommended metrics only, predefined dimensions, and assumed dimension values), see DDU consumption estimates per cloud service instance.

Monitor resources based on tags

You can choose to monitor resources based on existing AWS tags, as Dynatrace automatically imports them from service instances. Nevertheless, the transition from AWS to Dynatrace tagging isn't supported for all AWS services. Expand the table below to see which supporting services are filtered by tagging.

To monitor resources based on tags

  1. Go to Settings > Cloud and virtualization > AWS and select the AWS instance.
  2. For Resource monitoring method, select Monitor resources based on tags.
  3. Enter the Key and Value.
  4. Select Save.

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

View service metrics

You can view the service metrics in your Dynatrace environment either on the custom device overview page or on your Dashboards page.

View metrics on the custom device overview page

To access the custom device overview page

  1. Go to Technologies on the Dynatrace navigation menu.
  2. Filter by service name and select the relevant custom device group.
  3. Once you select the custom device group, you're on the custom device group overview page.
  4. The custom device group overview page lists all instances (custom devices) belonging to the group. Select an instance to view the custom device overview page.

View metrics on your dashboard

After you add the service to monitoring, a preset dashboard containing all recommended metrics is automatically listed on your Dashboards page. To look for specific dashboards, filter by Preset and then by Name.
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Note: For existing monitored services, you might need to resave your credentials for the preset dashboard to appear on the Dashboards page. To resave your credentials, go to Settings > Cloud and virtualization > AWS, select the desired AWS instance, and then select Save.

You can't make changes on a preset dashboard directly, but you can clone and edit it. To clone a dashboard, open the browse menu (...) and select Clone.
To remove a dashboard from the dashboards page, you can hide it. To hide a dashboard, open the browse menu (...) and select Hide.
Note: Hiding a dashboard doesn't affect other users. clone-hide-aws

To check the availability of preset dashboards for each AWS service, see the list below.

media-dash vod-dash

Available metrics

AWS Elemental MediaPackage Live

Name Description Unit Statistics Dimensions Recommended
ActiveInput Indicates if an input has been used as the source for an endpoint in AWS Elemental MediaPackage (it has been active). A value of 1 indicates that the input was active, and a 0 (zero) indicates that it wasn't. Count Multi Region, IngestEndpoint, OriginEndpoint
EgressBytes Number of bytes that AWS Elemental MediaPackage successfully sends for each request. If MediaPackage doesn't receive any requests for output in the specified interval, then no data is given. Bytes Multi Channel ✔️
EgressBytes Bytes Sum Channel ✔️
EgressBytes Count Count Channel
EgressBytes Bytes Multi Channel, OriginEndpoint
EgressBytes Bytes Sum Channel, OriginEndpoint ✔️
EgressBytes Count Count Channel, OriginEndpoint
EgressBytes Bytes Multi Region ✔️
EgressBytes Bytes Sum Region ✔️
EgressBytes Count Count Region ✔️
EgressRequestCount Number of content requests that AWS Elemental MediaPackage receives. If MediaPackage doesn't receive any requests for output in the specified interval, then no data is given. Count Sum Channel ✔️
EgressRequestCount Count Sum Channel, OriginEndpoint
EgressRequestCount Count Sum Channel, StatusCodeRange ✔️
EgressRequestCount Count Sum Channel, OriginEndpoint, StatusCodeRange
EgressRequestCount Count Sum Region, StatusCodeRange
EgressRequestCount Count Sum Region ✔️
EgressResponseTime The time that it takes AWS Elemental MediaPackage to process each output request. If MediaPackage doesn't receive any requests for output in the specified interval, then no data is given. Milliseconds Multi Channel ✔️
EgressResponseTime Milliseconds Sum Channel ✔️
EgressResponseTime Count Count Channel
EgressResponseTime Milliseconds Multi Channel, OriginEndpoint ✔️
EgressResponseTime Milliseconds Sum Channel, OriginEndpoint
EgressResponseTime Count Count Channel, OriginEndpoint
IngressBytes Number of bytes of content that AWS Elemental MediaPackage receives for each input request. If MediaPackage doesn't receive any requests for input in the specified interval, then no data is given. Bytes Multi Channel ✔️
IngressBytes Bytes Sum Channel ✔️
IngressBytes Count Count Channel
IngressBytes Bytes Multi Channel, IngestEndpoint ✔️
IngressBytes Bytes Sum Channel, IngestEndpoint
IngressBytes Count Count Channel, IngestEndpoint
IngressBytes Bytes Multi Region
IngressBytes Bytes Sum Region
IngressBytes Count Count Region
IngressResponseTime The time that it takes AWS Elemental MediaPackage to process each input request. If MediaPackage doesn't receive any requests for input in the specified interval, then no data is given. Milliseconds Multi Channel ✔️
IngressResponseTime Milliseconds Sum Channel ✔️
IngressResponseTime Count Count Channel
IngressResponseTime Milliseconds Multi Channel, IngestEndpoint ✔️
IngressResponseTime Milliseconds Sum Channel, IngestEndpoint
IngressResponseTime Count Count Channel, IngestEndpoint
IngressResponseTime Milliseconds Multi Region
IngressResponseTime Milliseconds Sum Region
IngressResponseTime Count Count Region

AWS Elemental MediaPackage Video on Demand (VOD)

Name Description Unit Statistics Dimensions Recommended
EgressBytes Number of bytes that AWS Elemental MediaPackage successfully sends for each request. If MediaPackage doesn't receive any requests for output in the specified interval, then no data is given. Bytes Multi PackagingConfiguration ✔️
EgressBytes Bytes Sum PackagingConfiguration ✔️
EgressBytes Count Count PackagingConfiguration
EgressRequestCount Number of content requests that AWS Elemental MediaPackage receives. If MediaPackage doesn't receive any requests for output in the specified interval, then no data is given. Count Sum PackagingConfiguration ✔️
EgressRequestCount Count Sum PackagingConfiguration, StatusCodeRange
EgressResponseTime The time that it takes AWS Elemental MediaPackage to process each output request. If MediaPackage doesn't receive any requests for output in the specified interval, then no data is given. Milliseconds Multi PackagingConfiguration ✔️
EgressResponseTime Milliseconds Sum PackagingConfiguration ✔️
EgressResponseTime Count Count PackagingConfiguration