Amazon Inspector

Dynatrace ingests metrics for multiple preselected namespaces, including Amazon Inspector. 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

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 will 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 for 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.

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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

Once you add the service to monitoring, you can view the service metrics in your Dynatrace environment either on your dashboard page or on the custom device overview page.

Import preset dashboards

Dynatrace provides preset AWS dashboards that you can import from GitHub to your environment's Dashboards page.
Note: To save a preset dashboard locally, create a new JSON file on your local machine and copy-paste the content of the JSON file from GitHub into the new file.
Once you save a preset dashboard locally, there are two ways to import it.

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Available metrics

Name Description Unit Statistics Dimensions Recommended
TotalAssessmentRuns Number of assessment runs for this target Count Sum Region, AssessmentTargetArn, AssessmentTargetName
TotalAssessmentRuns Count Sum AssessmentTemplateArn, AssessmentTemplateName ✔️
TotalFindings Number of findings for this template Count Sum Region, AssessmentTargetArn, AssessmentTargetName
TotalFindings Count Sum AssessmentTemplateArn, AssessmentTemplateName ✔️
TotalHealthyAgents Number of agents that match this target that are healthy Count Sum Region, AssessmentTargetArn, AssessmentTargetName
TotalHealthyAgents Count Sum AssessmentTemplateArn, AssessmentTemplateName ✔️
TotalMatchingAgents Number of agents that match this template Count Sum Region, AssessmentTargetArn, AssessmentTargetName
TotalMatchingAgents Count Sum AssessmentTemplateArn, AssessmentTemplateName ✔️