Troubleshoot Google Cloud Platform monitoring setup with self-monitoring metrics

The self-monitoring metrics allow you to track potential communication issues between the monitoring function and the Dynatrace Cluster. The Dynatrace GCP function reports self-monitoring metrics as Google Cloud metrics.

List of self-monitoring metrics:

Metric Description
MINT lines ingested The number of data points (metrics with dimension or dimensions) ingested by Dynatrace metric API v2 in a given interval.
Dynatrace connectivity The connectivity status (1 = OK) between the monitoring function and the Dynatrace Cluster. Connectivity can be broken due to a wrong Dynatrace URL provided, a wrong API token or network connectivity issues.
Dynatrace failed requests count The amount of requests rejected by Dynatrace metric API v2. The reason for failure can be that the data point value doesn't comply with the metric ingestion protocol syntax, or that the limit for metric ingestion is exceeded.
Dynatrace requests count The amount of requests sent to the Dynatrace Cluster.

You can view these metrics in the new DYNATRACE-GCP-FUNCTION SELF MONITORING dashboard created during dynatrace-gcp-function script installation. To access the dashboard, in your GCP console, go to Monitoring > Dashboards.

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