AWS Elemental MediaTailor

Dynatrace ingests metrics for multiple preselected namespaces, including AWS Elemental MediaTailor. You can view graphs per service instance, with a set of dimensions, and create custom graphs 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.

mediatailor-dashboard

Available metrics

Name Description Unit Statistics Dimensions Recommended
AdDecisionServer.Ads The count of ads included in ad decision server (ADS) responses for the time period that you specified Count Sum ConfigurationName
AdDecisionServer.Duration The total duration, in milliseconds, of all ads that MediaTailor received from the ADS for the time period that you specified Milliseconds Average ConfigurationName
AdDecisionServer.Errors The number of non-HTTP 200 status code responses, empty responses, and timed-out responses that MediaTailor received from the ADS in the time period that you specified Count Sum ConfigurationName
AdDecisionServer.FillRate The simple average of the rates at which the responses from the ADS filled the corresponding individual ad avails for the time period that you specified Count Average ConfigurationName
AdDecisionServer.Timeouts The number of timed-out requests to the ADS in the time period that you specified Count Sum ConfigurationName
AdNotReady The number of times that the ADS pointed at an ad that wasn't yet transcoded by the internal transcoder service in the time period that you specified Count Sum ConfigurationName
Avail.Duration The total duration, in milliseconds, of all ad avails that MediaTailor encountered in the time period that you specified Milliseconds Average ConfigurationName
Avail.FillRate The simple average of the rates at which MediaTailor filled the individual ad avails for the time period that you specified Count Average ConfigurationName ✔️
Avail.FilledDuration The total duration, in milliseconds, of ad avail time that MediaTailor filled with ads in the time period that you specified Milliseconds Average ConfigurationName ✔️
GetManifest.Errors The number of errors received while MediaTailor was generating manifests in the time period that you specified Count Sum ConfigurationName
Origin.Errors The number of non-HTTP 200 status code responses and timed-out responses that MediaTailor received from the origin server in the time period that you specified Count Sum ConfigurationName
Origin.Timeouts The number of timed-out requests to the origin server in the time period that you specified Count Sum ConfigurationName

Limitations

AdDecisionServer.FillRate and Avail.FillRate should be expressed in percentage, however, AWS reports it as a value from 0 to 1. They are defined for the time being as Count values.