AWS Step Functions

Dynatrace ingests metrics for multiple preselected namespaces, including AWS Step Functions. 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.

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Available metrics

Name Description Unit Statistics Dimensions Recommended
ActivitiesFailed The number of failed activities Count Sum Region, ActivityArn ✔️
ActivitiesHeartbeatTimedOut The number of activities that time out due to a heartbeat timeout Count Sum Region, ActivityArn ✔️
ActivitiesScheduled The number of scheduled activities Count Sum Region, ActivityArn ✔️
ActivitiesStarted The number of started activities Count Sum Region, ActivityArn
ActivitiesSucceeded The number of successfully completed activities Count Sum Region, ActivityArn ✔️
ActivitiesTimedOut The number of activities that time out on close Count Sum Region, ActivityArn ✔️
ActivityRunTime The interval, in milliseconds, between the time the activity starts and the time it closes Milliseconds Multi Region, ActivityArn ✔️
ActivityScheduleTime The interval, in milliseconds, for which the activity stays in the schedule state Milliseconds Multi Region, ActivityArn
ActivityTime The interval, in milliseconds, between the time the activity is scheduled and the time it closes Milliseconds Multi Region, ActivityArn
ConsumedCapacity The count of requests per second Count Sum Region, ServiceMetric ✔️
ConsumedCapacity Count Sum Region, APIName ✔️
ExecutionThrottled The number of StateEntered events and retries that have been throttled Count Sum Region, StateMachineArn ✔️
ExecutionTime The interval, in milliseconds, between the time the execution starts and the time it closes Milliseconds Multi Region, StateMachineArn ✔️
ExecutionsAborted The number of aborted or terminated executions Count Sum Region, StateMachineArn ✔️
ExecutionsFailed The number of failed executions Count Sum Region, StateMachineArn ✔️
ExecutionsStarted The number of started executions Count Sum Region, StateMachineArn ✔️
ExecutionsSucceeded The number of successfully completed executions Count Sum Region, StateMachineArn ✔️
ExecutionsTimedOut The number of executions that time out for any reason Count Sum Region, StateMachineArn ✔️
LambdaFunctionRunTime The interval, in milliseconds, between the time the Lambda function starts and the time it closes Milliseconds Multi Region, LambdaFunctionArn ✔️
LambdaFunctionScheduleTime The interval, in milliseconds, for which the Lambda function stays in the schedule state Milliseconds Multi Region, LambdaFunctionArn
LambdaFunctionTime The interval, in milliseconds, between the time the Lambda function is scheduled and the time it closes Milliseconds Multi Region, LambdaFunctionArn
LambdaFunctionsFailed The number of failed Lambda functions Count Sum Region, LambdaFunctionArn ✔️
LambdaFunctionsScheduled The number of scheduled Lambda functions Count Sum Region, LambdaFunctionArn ✔️
LambdaFunctionsStarted The number of started Lambda functions Count Sum Region, LambdaFunctionArn
LambdaFunctionsSucceeded The number of successfully completed Lambda functions Count Sum Region, LambdaFunctionArn ✔️
LambdaFunctionsTimedOut The number of Lambda functions that time out on close Count Sum Region, LambdaFunctionArn ✔️
ProvisionedBucketSize The count of available requests per second Count Multi Region, ServiceMetric
ProvisionedBucketSize Count Multi Region, APIName
ProvisionedRefillRate The count of requests per second that are allowed into the bucket Count Multi Region, ServiceMetric
ProvisionedRefillRate Count Multi Region, APIName
ServiceIntegrationRunTime The interval, in milliseconds, between the time the service task starts and the time it closes Milliseconds Multi Region, ServiceIntegrationResourceArn ✔️
ServiceIntegrationScheduleTime The interval, in milliseconds, for which the service task stays in the schedule state Milliseconds Multi Region, ServiceIntegrationResourceArn
ServiceIntegrationTime The interval, in milliseconds, between the time the service task is scheduled and the time it closes Milliseconds Multi Region, ServiceIntegrationResourceArn
ServiceIntegrationsFailed The number of failed service tasks Count Sum Region, ServiceIntegrationResourceArn ✔️
ServiceIntegrationsScheduled The number of scheduled service tasks. Count Sum Region, ServiceIntegrationResourceArn ✔️
ServiceIntegrationsStarted The number of started service tasks Count Sum Region, ServiceIntegrationResourceArn
ServiceIntegrationsSucceeded The number of successfully completed service tasks Count Sum Region, ServiceIntegrationResourceArn ✔️
ServiceIntegrationsTimedOut The number of service tasks that time out on close Count Sum Region, ServiceIntegrationResourceArn ✔️
ThrottledEvents The count of requests that have been throttled Count Sum Region, ServiceMetric ✔️
ThrottledEvents Count Sum Region, APIName ✔️

Limitations

Dynatrace gathers metrics for AWS Step Functions at the custom device group level instead of the custom device level (metrics are service-wide).