IIS monitoring

Monitor your IIS server performance.

What is IIS?

Internet Information Services (IIS, formerly Internet Information Server) is a flexible and manageable web server created by Microsoft. The key benefits include componentization, extensibility and ASP.NET integration.

With Dynatrace you monitor and visualize IIS and .NET metrics in the context of your web services running on IIS. Keep an eye on IIS processes, CPU, and memory consumption and get alerted when end user experience is affected.

Monitor your IIS server performance

With Dynatrace you get deep-level visibility into each of your web server process groups, including dependent applications and running services. When problems are detected, the Dynatrace anomaly-detection engine correlates host and network metrics with web-server specific metrics, like worker processes, to identify the root causes.

Dynatrace shows you all relevant information in an interactive infographic. Meta information like application version, modules, and IIS app pool are included. See availability metrics and events like deployment changes and IIS restarts.

See IIS-specific metrics (without plugins!)

Just install Dynatrace OneAgent to see the metrics you need. For IIS, Dynatrace shows you:

  • All Requests
  • Response times
  • Response sizes
  • Active threads

System performance metrics (CPU, memory, and more) are also available.

You get details about network traffic, TCP requests, and connectivity, along with quality metrics like retransmissions, round-trip time, and throughput.

Analyze response time hotspots down to the module level

With deep process monitoring enabled, Dynatrace analyzes the response time of each IIS service running within each process. Each service page enables you to analyze response time hotspots so that you can see what activities are consuming the most time for each service.

On the Response time analysis page you see the average response time observed during the analyzed time frame. The infographic also shows how much time is contributed by IIS internals.

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Auto-detect your application environment!

Dynatrace full-stack monitoring extends web server monitoring beyond basic status metrics. With a single agent installed on your server, Dynatrace auto-detects all IIS web servers in your application environment. See the full picture of your application topology and identify dependencies between tiers in your application stack.

CPU saturation slowing down your database, your services, and your website? You'll receive a single notification that addresses the root cause of the problem, not multiple alerts for you to sort through and analyze. Using artificial intelligence, Dynatrace detects performance anomalies before they affect customer experience.

Visualize IIS service requests end-to-end

Dynatrace understands your applications’ transactions from end-to-end. Service flow shows the actual execution of each individual service and service-request type. While Smartscape shows you your overall environment topology, service flow provides you with the view point of a single service or service-request type.

The screenshot shows what a web request of an IIS service triggers in the system and how each component contributes to the overall response time. As you can see, this perspective provides far more detail than Smartscape view. This degree of analysis enables you to understand the bigger complexities within your system.

Monitor real user performance without code changes

Dynatrace real user monitoring (RUM) collects metrics from your customers' web browsers and correlates it with server-side information obtained from Dynatrace OneAgent. Web browser data is collected by a JavaScript tag that is placed inside the HTML of your applications' web pages.

Dynatrace OneAgent JavaScript tag injection is performed automatically during installation. All you need to do to initiate injection is to restart your IIS processes following Dynatrace OneAgent installation. Dynatrace OneAgent identifies HTML content responses and automatically injects a small JavaScript tag into the head section of each page.

Dynatrace seamlessly integrates real user monitoring and synthetic monitoring:

  • Analyze response times and resolve JavaScript issues by seeing your website as your customers do!
  • Monitor the availability and performance of your web applications by recording synthetic monitoring using a simple point-and-click interface.
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It’s easy to use and it delivers perfect insights for optimizing the workflow experience of our clients. Great tool (not only for .NET environments) and definitely a recommendation!

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